One of these is several years old, but the rest are from within the last couple of months. Interest in D&D seems to be on an uptick, which I'm sure is delighting the sales departments at Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro.
From Polygon: We asked a simple question about the D&D timeline and got a wild answer
The Guardian: No more nerds: how Dungeons & Dragons finally became cool (I'm not a fan of the headline)
io9: The 20 Most WTF Magical Items in Dungeons & Dragons (The Wand of Misplaced Objects would be useful if facing a well equipped foe, wouldn't it?)