A Brief Rant
The "must read" probably isn't. The fashion which seems odd is. The front page headline usually proves to be far less important than an article buried several pages in. All of the celebrity news can be missed with no loss and in fact with many benefits. The wizards of the day have a batting average only slightly better than that of a major league baseball player one game away from being sent back to the minors. Knowledge beats news and wisdom beats knowledge.
To borrow a line, be in the age but not of it.