Your holiday headlines
"Ringo in the holidays," quips NYT's Jesse McKinley, sharing the New York Times headline that Beatles fans can start streaming playlists full of the original "Fab Four," beginning tonight at midnight (at 12,000+ very enthusiastic shares right now). "Every Beatles LP on @Spotify + other streams starting at 12mid! Oh, um, they're a '60s rock band, quite good indeed," helpfully explains independent journo Will Hermes. "And now the 21st century really begins," colleague Motoko Rich declares. "Bigger than Jesus, indeed," chimes in freelance journalist Chris Lehmann. "Beatlemania, recommence now," commands DNAInfo's Nicole Levy. "Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream," NYT's Michael Cooper invokes some appropriate lyrics. "Adele isn't streaming "25" but the full Beatles catalog is coming to nine streaming services," points out one tweet from the NY Times Arts account.
Also care of the Times, an exploration into when a unicorn start-up stumbles and its employees get hurt. It's "An all-too-illuminating story by @ktbenner on who suffers when a Silicon Valley unicorn turns out to be an illusion," elaborates Peter Burrows with Bloomberg News. Meanwhile, the NBA is lending its name and its stars to a campaign against gun violence. "Whatever your stance on gun control, initiatives like this are why NBA is a thought leader among leagues," ESPN's Michele Steele concludes. Checking in on politics, Ben Carson appears to be hinting that a big campaign shake-up is coming. "Bad sign when your campaign manager doesn't know you are doing interview with one of the biggest news orgs on earth?" pointedly asks Politico's Seung Min Kim. And the newspaper mystery involving casino mogul Sheldon Adelson now extends to a Las Vegas legal battle and another newspaper thousands of miles away. "Publishers, you know you have a problem when there are questions as to whether your reporter exists or not," insists Chicago Tribune's Alex Parker.