Daily Briefing: July 25

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day


Queen is now the first musical group to sell 7 million copies of an individual album in the UK. According to the Official Charts Company, one in four UK households owns the band’s first Greatest Hits collection released in 1981. That's still a low number for an album with "Another One Bites the Dust," "Don't Stop Me Now," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and "We Are the Champions" on it, in our opinion.


“Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet, and European Pop Culture”

The name of a course offered next spring by Texas State University Honors College. The students will attempt to "understand the cultural and political development of the modern celebrity" by examining Styles's meteoric rise on the back of vanilla music.


Can pickleball save America? (New Yorker)

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