TouchStone Reads - February 16th, 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...

  • Over Three Decades, Tech Obliterated Media (New York Magazine)

  • How bad is Tesla’s hazardous waste problem in California? (The Verge)

  • Publix versus the public: By 2019, Publix became the second-largest distributor of oxycodone in Florida, surpassing CVS and trailing only Walgreens (Popular Information)

  • Inside the Underground Site Where ‘Neural Networks’ Churn Out Fake IDs (404)

  • A Cycle of Misery: The Business of Building Commercial Aircraft (Construction Physics)

  • Facebook at 20: Four ways the app changed the world (BBC)

  • Precipice of fear: the freerider who took skiing to its limits (The Guardian)

  • Everybody Hates Cocomelon: An epidemic with a stranglehold on toddlers? Or overblown pandemonium over exceptionally insufferable content? (Off-Topic)

  • The growing link between microbes, mood and mental health (Knowable)

  • No, Aliens Haven’t Visited the Earth: Why are so many smart people insisting otherwise? (New York Magazine)

  • Winners of the 2023 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest (The Atlantic)

  • What happens when a school bans smartphones? A complete transformation (Guardian)

  • 22 Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies This Year (Self)

What are you reading or listening to?