Touchstone Reads - August 26th, 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...

  • Human History Gets a Rewrite: A brilliant new account upends bedrock assumptions about 30,000 years of change (The Atlantic)

  • My Week With America’s Smartest* People: My Year in Mensa (New York Magazine)

  • The New Era of Political Violence Is Here: The danger is not organized civil war but individual Americans with deep resentments and delusions (The Atlantic)

  • How a Former Transcendental Meditation Devotee Ended Up Funding America’s Wildest Right-Wing Spy Op (Mother Jones)

  • How the IRS Was Gutted (ProPublica)

  • How a Hacked Tractor Added Fuel to the Right-to-Repair Movement (Wired)

  • The Last True Hermit (GQ)

  • 1 million square feet of L.A. roads are being covered with solar-reflective paint (Fast Company)

  • Florida’s Book Ban list : This also works nicely as a Recommended Reading List (Twitter)

  • Impact crater may be dinosaur killer’s baby cousin (BBC)

  • Mushroom bacon - it's a thing (Singularity Hub)

  • The ‘Real’ Home-Run Record Is 73, Not 61 (New York Magazine)

What are you reading or listening to?