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.
Here are some good articles and stuff, about Lil Nas X, Jason Sudeikis, a dude in Canada who has foresworn money, a bartender in Maine with a hell of a backstory, and more. Also a dog with a funny nose.
This week’s newsletter explores the moral peril of being a sports fan with a close look at my personal favorite, motorcycle racing.
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.
This one’s about police brutality. I suspect that most of my readers (I assume there’s at least one or two of you out there still) are already informed on the subject, so I am not sure why I wrote this. I don’t know what good it will do.
Seriously, just stop giving extra money to Piss-bottle Jeff.
Today’s newsletter contains a short description of the differences between the regulatory structure for the parallel medical and recreational cannabis markets in Massachusetts, and also some dogs with very funny noses.
Today’s newsletter is about the concept of shame. There are also some pretty good tweets and kittens.