A recurring listicle- reads I loved to read.
- Ian Urbina, Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship
- June Thomas, The Worst, Best Year in Tig Notaro’s Life (Tig, you’re the most.)
- FRONTLINE: The Interrogator
- Anne Helen Henderson, In “Trainwreck,” Amy Schumer Calls Bullshit On Postfeminism
- Carl Zimmer, Scientists Demonstrate Animal Mind-Melds
- Andrew McKie, Nintendo CEO Had The Heart Of A Gamer
- Emily Singer, Chemists Invent New Letters for Nature’s Genetic Alphabet
- Melissa Dahl, Why Lonely People Stay Lonely
- James Hannaham, How Taye Diggs Is Transforming the Role of Hedwig (NYT Photo)
- “He’s so modest that he follows nearly 500,000 people on Twitter. That’s him following them. His gameness has become a running Internet joke.”
- Ken Auletta, Blood, Simpler
- “I grew up with those stories about greatness,” she said, “and about people deciding not to spend their lives on something purposeful, and what happens to them when they make that choice—the impact on character and quality of life.”
- Her parents sent her off with a copy of Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations,” her father said, “to convey to her: Live a purposeful life.” *
On Satoru Iwata: He constantly urged games developers to cultivate “blue ocean” thinking, arguing that the playability, originality and fun that a game offered ought to be paramount.
“Engineering is less important than imagination” was a frequent mantra. *