TouchStone Reads - May 19th, 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...

  • Artificial Intelligence Is Not Going to Kill Us All (Slate)

  • The Most Important Machine That Was Never Built (Quanta Magazine)

  • MSG Is Finally Getting Its Revenge (The Atlantic)

  • What’s the Deal With Adulthood? 25 Years Later, ‘Seinfeld’ Feels Revelatory (New York Times)

  • The Rise of FTX, and Sam Bankman-Fried, Was a Great Story. Its Implosion Is Even Better (New York Times)

  • Will A.I. Become the New McKinsey? (New Yorker)

  • Do You Still Believe These 19 Ridiculous Tech Myths? We set the record straight (PC Magazine)

  • How Tokyo Became an Anti-Car Paradise (Heatmap)

  • These Next-Generation Vaccines Could Upend Cancer Treatment As We Know It (Inverse)

  • A California journalist documents the far-right takeover of her town: ‘We’re a test case’  (The Guardian)

What are you reading or listening to?