As summer has gained momentum, I have found a little more time to read and as such have added more variety to the mix. Here are seven recommended stories for this weekend.
- Is New York only for the successful? asks Anand Giridharadas in the New York Times. I sometimes wonder about that in context of San Francisco, which has slowly lost some of its eclectics.
- On the value of not knowing. Barry Ritholtz talks about markets but in many ways this column could just be about everything – weather, sports, life.
- Terrorists, Tungstens and the global smartphone industry. Bloomberg reports on what terrible costs we exact from society for our gadget obsessions. This article (like some before) has led me down a path of soul searching.
- A race to save the orange by changing its DNA. It is a classic, New York Times style feature story that takes you on a science quest in an eloquent manner. Read it as soon as you can.
- Does it matter if tomatoes are ugly? This is your chance to meet the Tony Soprano of tomato business.
- The art of the phony. Charles Hope writes a wonderful essay/review of three art forgery books in the New York Review of Books.
- Great Guns: In Texas Monthly, John Graves tells the story of his lifelong obsession with guns and the stories they tell.