A list of good reads
- Max Chafkin in Bloomberg Businessweek debunks the hype surrounding Threads—arguing that the boom era of social media is coming to an end.
- Wired lays out the case for sunscreen—and explains why the alarmist warnings about its safety are misplaced.
- Nick Bowlin in The Drift pens a sharply observed piece on a global mining conference—uncovering how climate anxiety is fueling an industry boom: “Metal miners stand on the verge of a planet-spanning, multi-decade mineral boom, driven by the demands of an electrifying world.”
- Romila Thapar in The Print reveals women were equal to men in early Aryan culture—and explains why it changed.
- Scroll explains why publishers around the world are suing Google.
- Sticking with global warming, the New Yorker helps you figure out what to do with “climate emotions.”
- Also in the New Yorker: Michael Schulman traces the broken business model of streaming to ‘Orange is the New Black’.
- Shanita Hubbard in the Washington Post (splainer gift link) looks at the toxic stereotype of the ‘ride or die’ Black woman. More powerful line: “As its fans know, hip-hop has the power to magnify traditionally muted voices. But there’s no way around the fact that the music has done this mostly for Black men, at Black women’s expense".