TouchStone Reads - January 14th, 2022

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...

  • The rush to 'go electric' comes with a hidden cost: destructive lithium mining. (The Guardian)

  • The Sidney Awards - Some great essays from a shapeless year. Curated by David Brooks. (NYTimes)

  • How Do the Leading Flying Taxi Companies Compare? (Businessweek)

  • Artists say NFTs are helping thieves steal their work at a jaw-dropping rate NFT art sales are booming. (NBC News)

  • ‘Cage-Free’ Is Basically Meaningless, and Other Lies Your Egg Carton Is Telling You (Lifehacker)

  • Colors: Where did they go? An investigation. Why do so many TV shows and movies look like they were filmed in a gray wasteland? (Vox)

  • My first impressions of web3 (Moxie)

  • Ford vs Ferrari Tesla (The Big Picture)

  • Electric cars aren’t just vehicles. They’re big batteries. (Recode)

  • 15 Biggest Cybersecurity Attacks in 2021 (Privacy Affairs)

  • 100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying (The Guardian)

  • To catch an insurrectionist Everyone thought it was cool to take selfies doing crimes until the FBI got all their data from Google and said hello. (Recode)

  • Weaving ‘Charlotte’s Web’ (NPR)

  • Wordies UNITE - or UNTIE? - Are you hooked on Wordle yet?

What are you reading or listening to?