Feeling the Heat: The Storify week in review (June 22)

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Massive protests, a cooking show’s firing and other stories caught our interest this week.

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Sat, Jun 22 2013 20:20:26

It’s officially summer here at Storify, and the stories we saw this week certainly turned up the heat in quite a few ways. Here’s a sampling of what we saw on Storify:

Protests in Brazil

Tensions are running high in Brazil. Early this week, countless protesters took to the streets in Rio de Janeiro in a demonstration against government policies. The Wall Street Journal’s Storify story provided more insight into the crowd’s demands as well as some stunning social media:
This jaw-dropping photo overlooking the Theatro Municipal in Rio instantly became one of the most widely-shared images from the protests:
O Rio de Janeiro continua lindo! #Brazil Social Protests. Photo Joao Pedro Sa. http://pic.twitter.com/w1aspthiO8 ·
Patricia G. Ferreira

Paula Deen fired

After revealing in a deposition that she previously used racial slurs, Paula Deen saw a social media erupt with a firestorm of discussion and disgust, resulting in multiple public apologies and her eventual release by the Food Network.

The Global Post reveled more details here, including the popular (yet perhaps just as insensitive) #PaulasBestDishes tag that trended across Twitter:

A Championship for the Heat

The NBA Finals came to a close this week in a thrilling Game 7 conclusion. Congratulations to the Miami Heat, who defeated the San Antonio Spurs to win their second championship in a row.

Casual and die-hard NBA fans alike caught some incredible insights of the win via ESPN’s storified coverage:

And finally, the world was shocked and saddened to learn of actor James Gandolfini’s death this week. We saw an incredible amount of touching stories remembering and recounting the impact the New Jersey native had on the acting world, including tweets from Governor Chris Christie:
People magazine pulled together tributes and mournful goodbyes from fans and actors here:
As always, thanks for being a part of Storify and sharing your stories.


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