TouchStone Reads - March 29th, 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...

  • The Terrible Costs of a Phone-Based Childhood (The Atlantic)

  • The World has passed Peak Child (Our World in Data)

  • Insurance Rates Are Soaring for US Homeowners in Climate Danger Zones (Wired)

  • Reddit is going public. Will its unruly user base revolt? Reddit could become the next meme stock - or flop. (Vox)

  • Inside the Glorious Afterlife of Roger Federer (GQ)

  • The Princess Bride: An oral history - Is this a kissing book? (Entertainment Weekly)

  • For-profit nursing homes are cutting corners on safety and draining resources with financial shenanigans − especially at midsize chains that dodge public scrutiny (The Conversation)

  • The plundering of America’s hospitals: When hospitals sold off their land, investors got rich. Patients paid the price. (Business Insider)

  • Here’s What America Was Actually Like Four Years Ago: The former president’s allies want voters to recall their lives four years back, but March 2020 was a harrowing period most people would rather forget. In this 2024 election cycle, it’s crucial to remember. (Vanity Fair)

  • Local banks provide half of all commercial-property loans (

  • Living with the Tesla Cybertruck So You Don't Have To! Cybertruck feels like a low poly video game prop (YouTube - Auto Focus)

What are you reading or listening to?