Your p.m. roundup for Aug. 1, the day 50 naked people really showed Wall Street a thing or two about transparency. Photo via KCKRS. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors.
What we're watching (all times EDT, unless noted): Since it's pretty much that time of year, it's baseball or soccer tonight. There are 11 MLB games on the docket, with ESPN scheduled to show Indians-Red Sox at 7. Over on ESPN2, there's a FIFA U-20 World Cup soccer match between Argentina and England that starts at 8:45 p.m.
Read Me: Today's Story That Doesn't Suck
Pete Dexter's 1980 classic on the strange, sad story of LeeRoy Yarbrough: "I'm going to tell you right here that I don't know what picked LeeRoy Yarbrough off the top of his world in 1969 and delivered him, eleven years later, to the night when he would get up off a living room chair and tell his mother, ‘I hate to do this to you,' and then try to kill her. I can tell you some of how it happened, I can tell you what the doctors said, what his people said. But I don't know why. It has business with that little girl and her puppies, though. With not looking at what you don't want to see, putting it off until you are face-to-face with something unspeakable. And tonight those nine puppies go to the bottom of the lake." [Bronx Banter Blog]