Here’s what I’ve been reading lately: nonfiction, a lovely sci-fi novella about tea and robots, some infuriating news, some very silly news, and some excellent newsletters. Also some puppies.
Today’s newsletter is a few weeks late, but it comes up with some good news, some bad news, revisiting a seminal hip-hop album at 20, some Twitter jokes and a cockatoo.
This week’s newsletter has a more pleasing than usual ratio of fun things to doomsaying. And a recommendation for a long and excellent profile of TikTok hype houses.
Seriously, just stop giving extra money to Piss-bottle Jeff.
In today’s newsletter, it all comes back to realizing that all of politics right now is basically the principle that “there must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.”
And also this cat video, which is as good a warning as any not to start fights on the internet.
Today’s newsletter is about affinity fraud, and also snot otters, birds, sociology textbooks, Cardi B, and the punishment a high school student gets when she gives a classmate the ball-kicking he thoroughly deserves.
Today’s newsletter is about the difference between the question you ask and the question you should have asked. Also there are some pretty good links in there about burnout and economics and stuff. And dachshunds.
I mean, sure, there’s some climate doom and some economics wonkery, but the Cultivating Joy section is like double length.