I read a little bit over the last little while:
- The Prince Who Blew Through Billions
The specifics don’t really matter in this story too much because the numbers are too big and the situations unbelievable, but it’s not every day that you’ll get a look into the life of a billionaire playboy. It’s like a movie, but even more unbelievable.
- Looking for Someone
A story in the New Yorker about online dating. Not so much the stigma or acceptance, but there’s also a lot of information about how the various dating services work.
- How to Land Your Kid in Therapy
An article about overparenting. A lot of it is common sense and a survey of recent themes; but randomly, I thought that the structure of this article was well done.
- Polaroid’s SX-70: The Art and Science of the Nearly Impossible
The story behind Polaroid’s revolutionary camera, and how the company fell apart afterwards. The author likens Polaroid’s founder, Edwin Land, to Steve Jobs. But I can’t really tell whether there is hyperbole to make a good story, or whether he was truly like that. However, I can imagine that the product was thought of as a miracle device like a smartphone.
- The Joy of Stats
I can’t really tell what this article is about. It’s a little bit about stats, a little about Jewish people, a little bit about Mark Cuban, and a little bit of a report on a MIT stats conference.