Reading List for November 3, 2017

Everest At the Bottom of the Sea In a bizarrely-written 2007 article, Bucky McMahon writes about the 1956 sinking of the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria off the coast of New England and the allure it has for people whose pastime is risky diving.


Bart For President In a 1990 essay in The New Republic, Michael Kinsley explains the rise of The Simpsons.

Reinventing the Wheel In The Baffler, Jacob Silverman writes about the trend among billionaire technocrats to come up with old ideas for making society better.

Why Is Weed Getting More Potent? On Gizmodo, Becky Turco poses that question to experts in the field.

Japanese Woman ‘Dies from Overwork’ After Logging 159 Hours of Overtime In a Month In The Guardian, Justin McCurry explains the culture of work in Japan.

Rick and Morty Is the Best Show On Television On Birth. Movies. Death, Film Crit Hulk explains the many nuances to what at first glance appears to be a show built largely on hijinks.


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One thought on “Reading List for November 3, 2017

  1. Yay! I thought the posting had stopped. Really miss this feature from the stuff you should know website. I love following it here. Keep them coming!


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