TouchStone Reads - May 5th, 2023


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...

  • Sleeping beauties: the evolutionary innovations that wait millions of years to come good (The Guardian)

  • This company adopted AI. Here’s what happened to its human workers (NPR)

  • Why More Americans Are Using Fake License Plates and Getting Away (Slate)

  • How did chess pieces get their names? (Big Think)

  • Farewell Transmission: Texas’ plan to fix its power grid is a disaster (Slate)

  • Bed Bath & the great Beyond: How the home goods giant went bankrupt (NPR)

  • How Shady Companies Guess Your Religion, Sexual Orientation, and Mental Health And sell that data to the highest bidder (Slate)

  • Anatomy of an ‘American Transit Disaster’ (CityLab)

  • The Incredible Story of How Nike Signed LeBron James (Esquire)

What are you reading or listening to?