Reading List #5

Five articles I've read and enjoyed recently.

Are Romantic Comedies Dead?

Why '27 dresses' isn't a patch on 'Annie Hall'.

If You’re Lying About Being a Navy SEAL, This Man Will Catch You

I have very little interest in the military and those who aspire to it, but this story about people who lie about it is very interesting.

The Saddest Homecoming Queen in Ohio

A very insightful and funny article about growing up.

The Keely Motor Fraud

John W. Keely's elaborate 19th century engineering and science hoax.

What it's like running an arcade in 2015

A look in to a handful of locations that are keeping arcades alive.

Reading List #4

Five articles I've read and enjoyed recently.

The Sea of Crises

A sumo wrestling tournament. A failed coup ending in seppuku. A search for a forgotten man. How one writer’s trip to Japan became a journey through oblivion.

The Economics (and Nostalgia) of Dead Malls

I didn't go to a mall until the late 90s, and I'll wager those in the UK are nothing like those in the US. Still, I found this fascinating.

The incredible true story behind the Toronto mystery tunnel

Why Elton McDonald built the Toronto tunnel that captivated the world.

Leaving Alaska

A man and his cabin in the woods.

Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight

Explained with 60+ studies

Reading List #3

Five articles I've read and enjoyed recently.

Unearthing the Complete and Total Disaster That Was 'The Chevy Chase Show'

Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in vain.

Jennifer Pan's Revenge

The inside story of a golden child, the killers she hired, and the parents she wanted dead.

Reversal of Fortune

Forty-two residents of the struggling cotton-farming town of Roby band together to enter the lottery. They buy 430 tickets. Then - on the eve of thanksgiving, no less - they hit the jackpot, winning $46 million. You might expect a happy ending. Not even close.

Why You Cannot Find "The One"

So much sense.

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency.

Reading List #2

Five articles I've read and enjoyed recently.

I'm an accessibility consultant. Stop hiring me.

Another tech job we shouldn't need.

Netflix and Ch-Ch-Chilly

How have decades of mass media and technology changed us? A writer returns to his remote hometown — once isolated, now connected. And finds unexpected answers.

Why "Live In The Moment" Is Terrible Advice

This advice has always sounded irresponsible to me.

God Knows Where I am

What should happen when patients reject their diagnosis?

I let strangers make all my decisions for a week and wound up sobbing in an Uber

This was a disaster waiting to happen.

Reading List #1

Five articles I've read and enjoyed recently.

The Magic of Untidiness

I'm a very tidy, ordered person, trapped in the body of a clutterer.

Leviathan

David Sedaris on a family trip to the beach.

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

A life-long challenge for me.

I got destroyed at a web-surfing competition

Race across the internet from point A to B using only a one-button mouse: no keyboard, no search, no URL bar, no back button.

The New Essayists, or the Decline of a Form?

David Sedaris and a literary version of reality TV.