After a long hiatus, I am back with my curated list of recommended stories for the weekend. My travel schedule has made it difficult to do this newsletter on a more regular basis, but I am going to try and do this twice a month at the very least. Hopefully you will enjoy this weekend’s edition.
- The rise and fall of a reality TV star: It has been a long time since I have enjoyed something on Esquire.
- Predictions for privacy in the age of Facebook: Of course, what is fun is that Smithsonian dug up a 1985 article from the Whole Earth Review.
- Meet the stalkers: A look into the shadowy and murky world of data brokers who are chopping and shopping our life stories. They make the Facebook crew look like amateurs.
- Raymond Chandler on writing: Great piece by Maria Popova on how the great Mr. Chandler created and what we can learn from him.
- Live in infamy: The New Inquiry‘s Hazma Shaban writes about how what we say on Facebook will impact our future lives.
- How a Miami cold case was solved through memories.
- Dead Man’s Float: The death of hedge fund operator Seth Tobias. It is from 2008 and surfaced courtesy of LongReads.
Also, if you are in the Bay Area, we are hosting a BitCoin meet up in San Jose, Calif. on May 16 at 6 p.m. Details are here.