TouchStone Reads - August 4th, 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...

  • Ezra Klein’s Formula for a Good Day Involves These Four Things (GQ)

  • Einstein and Oppenheimer’s Real Relationship Was Cordial and Complicated (Vanity Fair)

  • What it’s like to play with and against Lionel Messi: A privilege and a nightmare (The Athletic)

  • The little search engine that couldn’t: A couple of ex-Googlers set out to create the search engine of the future (The Verge)

  • The Snow Crab Vanishes: Over the past few years, billions of snow crabs have unexpectedly disappeared from the Bering Sea (Wired)

  • The Greatest Scam Ever Written: How a Montreal copywriter swindled victims out of $200 million by pretending to be a legendary psychic (The Walrus)

  • 14 Warning Signs That You Are Living in a Society Without a Counterculture (The Honest Broker)

  • The Ticks Are Winning: Their saliva is a secret weapon (The Atlantic)

  • Ontario is warming up to the idea of nuclear energy, with plans to expand an existing plant in decades (Globe and Mail)

  • As some consumer tailwinds fade, new ones emerge (TKer)

  • The great Rolex recession is here (Business Insider)

What are you reading or listening to?