TouchStone Reads - January 28th, 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...

  • How the Potato Chip Took Over America (Smithsonian Magazine)

  • Why we are in ‘the age of artificial islands’ (BBC)

  • Billionaire Mark Cuban Opens Online Pharmacy To Provide Affordable Generic Drugs (Forbes)

  • Something Has to Give in the Housing Market. Or Does It? (New York Times)

  • ‘China will be China’: Why journalists are taking burner phones to the Beijing Olympics. (Washington Post)

  • The case for a better way to poll Issue polling makes America seem very liberal. Combining party trust polling would help explain why Republicans win elections. (Grid)

  • A nuclear-test monitor calls Tonga volcano blast ‘biggest thing that we’ve ever seen’ (NPR)

  • How Shohei Ohtani Made Baseball Fun Again Not since the days of Babe Ruth has one of baseball’s greatest hitters also been one of its finest pitchers. (GQ)

  • Is Old Music Killing New Music? (The Atlantic)

  • The Time we spend on our phones... (Prof G YouTube)

What are you reading or listening to?