A list of good reads
- New Yorker sounds the alarm on news media and how it could be facing an extinction-like event.
- Washington Post (splainer gift link) has an important feature on the journalists killed in Gaza and their heroic efforts to capture the war in the region.
- Charlie Warzel in The Atlantic (splainer gift link) attempts to uncover why the internet is rife with conspiracy theories.
- Also in The Atlantic: Richard A Friedman notes that therapy does not have to be continued indefinitely and people should consider taking breaks from it.
- Quanta Magazine has an interesting feature on what actually happens inside our brains when our mind wanders.
- Sreevas Sahasranamam in The Conversation looks at the interesting intersection between faith, religion and AI.
- Jonathon Keats has a thought-provoking essay in Noēma on how time is experienced differently by plants—and moving away from the conventional human understanding of it could help us connect more to the natural world.
- Wired looks at the controversy surrounding the oldest living dog title awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Vox takes a look at the current era of self-promotion where it is all about selling yourself.
Shrayana Bhattacharya’s latest feature on Indian uncles for Mint Lounge looks at their sexual lives that are filled with “pragmatism of polyamory, performative monogamy, small hearts and a large elite crisis of connection.”