Welcome to Our Picks, a guide to the best stuff to read, watch and listen to from around the internet. We know you don’t want to read only political news, so we’re collecting great long-form articles, podcasts, videos and other web treasures you might like when you need a break. And yes, we’re also tooting our own horn here. We’ll share can’t-miss Times stories from the week and surface some gems you might have overlooked.
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• The Monopoly overlords are a ruthless bunch. In 2013 the board game got rid of the iron playing piece, and now, much to our chagrin, they’ve let the thimble go as well. [A.V. Club]
• Little Caesars’ founder and Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch died last Friday, which prompted some local outlets to recall that he paid for a decade of Rosa …