TouchStone Reads - December 2nd, 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...


  • Are you addicted to Investment Porn? Caveat Emptor (

  • The $6 Billion Shot at Making New Antibiotics - Before the Old Ones Fail (Wired)

  • The Robot Tractors Are Coming, Just as Soon as We Crush a Few Bugs (Businessweek)

  • Inside the Hip-Hop Record Store Run by Undercover Cops (Vice)

  • Is China heading toward another Tiananmen Square moment? How a deadly fire in Xinjiang ignited a nationwide protest against zero-covid in China (Grid)

  • A Prophecy of Evil: Tolkien, Lewis, and Technocratic Nihilism. Our most farsighted seers knew the war for humanity had begun (The Upheaval)

  • How Amazon Become Ordinary (The Big Picture)

  • A Peek Inside the FBI’s Unprecedented January 6 Geofence Dragnet (Wired)

  • Watch Adam Sandler's Hilarious Acceptance Speech at the Gotham Awards (Variety) Salty language warning

What are you reading or listening to?