Friday lunchtime linkage

Lena Dunham fires writers, consolidates power [Capital]
Crotchety old man mayor unimpressed by jobless rate [Politicker]
Famous Yankee to cease baseballing [ESPN NY]
Nate Thayer: plagiarist [Jeremy Duns]
Should the national anthem be “Ignition (Remix)” Yeah, sure [We The People]
Enjoy the harder bar exam, suckers [Wall Street Journal]
Rand Paul’s filibuster full of dumb [Wonkette]
Artistry vs. industry in Crown Heights [Brooklyn Paper]
Homeless shelter housing sex offenders shockingly unpopular [NYDN]