A list of good reads
- This excerpt from Joseph Lezza’s memoir ‘I'm Never Fine: Scenes and Spasms on Loss’ in Longreads is a meditation on grief, bereavement and the word ‘fine’.
- This wonderful essay by George Stiffman in Asterisk Magazine teaches us about the many kinds of tofu in China.
- Unlike the usual hand-wringing, Slate offers an interesting big-picture critique on the current AI frenzy—pointing the finger at a culture of ‘technological solutionism’—i.e. creating “fixes in search of problems.”
- Mother Jones lays out why your favourite board games like Monopoly and Yahtzee are idealised representations of capitalism.
- This Atlantic essay sheds light on the existential crisis faced by social media influencers today—they have never been more valuable or vulnerable.
- Laura Reilly in The Cut embarks on a mission to figure out if viral fashion is actually wearable.
- Airfares may be skyrocketing at the moment, but Mint notes that it hasn’t put a damper on phoren vacations.
- The Signal has a deep dive into the now-indispensable research firm Ormax Media that is the go-to for everyone in Bollywood.
- Here’s a good watch: The Guardian makes a vegetarian and a meat-eater test out lab-grown cultivated pork meat.