TouchStone Reads - November 25th, 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 World Cup In Qatar Is a Climate Catastrophe (Scientific American)

  • Does Arthur Brooks Have the Secret to Happiness? (GQ)

  • How the Story of Soccer Became the Story of Everything: Oligarchs, private-equity moguls, and petro states took over the sport - and the world (Mother Jones)

  • Meta Confronts an Apple-Sized Hole in Its Once-Mighty Advertising Business (BusinessWeek)

  • Inside the billion-dollar meeting for the mega-rich who want to live forever (MIT Technology Review)

  • 8 billion and counting: This week, the world’s population ticks over a historic milestone (ABC)

  • The Decade in Fame: It engulfed everything, and look where we are now (Slate)

  • The incredible shrinking future of college: The population of college-age Americans is about to crash (Vox)

  • Inside the Elite, Underpaid, and Weird World of Crossword Writers (New Republic)

  • Is Wine Fake? Wine commands wealth, prestige, and attention from aficionados (Asterisk)

  • How To Be Good: Three models of global social impact (The Ruffian)

  • Who Said It: Elon Musk or Mr. Burns? The Simpsons character and the guy ruining Twitter often sound a lot alike (New Republic)

  • 10 Funniest Running Gags In Calvin And Hobbes Comics (Screenrant)

What are you reading or listening to?