TouchStone Reads - December 10th, 2021

We often set aside articles that are longer, deserve a re-read, are broader in scope…or just for fun — for weekend reading. Below are some from this week — pour yourself a hot cup of coffee & enjoy...

  • Could Covid Lead to Progress? Mass tragedies sometimes have unexpected consequences. (New York Times)

  • Why you should care about Facebook’s big push into the metaverse (Vox)

  • How an Excel TikToker manifested her way to making six figures a day (The Verge)

  • Why we are always running out of time. (The Atlantic)

  • How TikTok Reads Your Mind It’s the most successful video app in the world. Our columnist has obtained an internal company document that offers a new level of detail about how the algorithm works. (New York Times)

  • Rothko at the Inauguration - A story of America in three scams. (Hazlitt)

  • How Donald Trump Could Subvert the 2024 Election (The Atlantic)

  • A stunning shift in the way rain falls in America (USA Today)

  • America’s Gambling Addiction Is Metastasizing: When life feels this precarious, it’s only natural to roll the dice on just about everything. (The Atlantic)

  • Bob Dole’s Obituary: Much that we didn’t know. (NYT)

  • Holiday Streaming Bonus ** - Comedy Series that will or should make you laugh:

    • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

    • Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC Gem)

    • Arrested Development and Parks and Rec (Netflix)


“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
- Benjamin Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.


What are you reading or listening to?