TouchStone Reads - January 19th, 2024


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...

  • Call it ‘Swiftonomics’: How Taylor Swift brought a gold rush to Kansas City (KCUR)

  • The Hidden World of Undersea Cables. The internet largely runs beneath the oceans. Here’s how it works - and why it matters (The Garden of Forking Paths)

  • 7 Things A Happiness Scientist Taught Me About Finding More Joy (Vogue)

  • Florida school district removes dictionaries from libraries, citing law championed by DeSantis (Popular Information)

  • Why America hates its children. Kids are worse off in America than in any other rich country. It’s almost as if it’s by design. (Business Insider)

  • Why Wasn’t Trump Quickly Arrested in Classified Docs Case? (Spy Talk)

  • Do we really live in an “age of inequality”? Why economists are reconsidering the scale of the rise in US inequality. (Vox)

  • Crispr Pioneer Jennifer Doudna Has the Guts to Take On the Microbiome. The world-famous biochemist is ready to tackle everything from immune disorders and mental illness to climate change - all by altering microbes in the digestive tract. (Wired)

  • Must Watch: Jennifer Botterill takes a stand against 'archaic' hockey plays in heated Sportsnet segment. Harvard educated Botterill deftly takes on 'the boys' and advances the conversation. The body language at the end says it all. More please. (The Star)

  • Winner of the 2023 The Free Press Essay Contest - A Love Song for Deborah (TFP)

What are you reading or listening to?