I am in between books at the moment so I took the opportunity on this bitterly cold Monday morning to clear out what’s piled up in my unread queue since November 2023 plus a few more recently published articles.
If you missed the last reading list, you can find it here.
- Everyone’s World Is Ending All the Time: notes on becoming a climate resilience planner at the edge of the anthropocene by Arkady Martine for Uncanny Magazine
- Just Say No to Artificial Intelligence In Your Creative Pursuits, Please, JFC, WTAF by Chuck Wendig
- Garth Brooks’ New, Bass Pro Shops-Exclusive CD: The 404 Media Review by Jason Koebler for 404 Media
- Rebecca Solnit: Slow Change Can Be Radical Change by Rebecca Solnit for Literary Hub
- AI as Algorithmic Thatcherism by Dan McQuillan
- When I Met the Pope by Patricia Lockwood for London Review of Books
- Promised Childcare Centres Delayed by Provincial Red Tape, says TDSB by Wency Leung for The Local
- Minor Tweaks to Road Safety Policy Won’t Get Us to Zero by Inori Roy for The Local
- Making God by Emily F. Gorcenski
- Inside Foxconn’s struggle to make iPhones in India by Viola Zhou and Nilesh Christopher for Rest of World
- Into the Mountain with A Highland Song by Lewis Gordon for Remap Radio
The Arkady Martine essay was one that I had apparently read in 2019 but completely forgotten about. It was resurfaced by Eli on his blog recently. I am glad to have reread it, Arkady is a wonderful writer and it is a good read.
The essay by Rebecca Solnit inspired a whole another blog post, one of the most personal I’ve written for this blog. I am grateful for the inspiration.
The essays by Chuck Wendig, Emily Gorcenski, and Dan McQuillan echo my thoughts on the current fad in technology. One of these days I’ll get around to writing my own essay on the topic. But for now, those are worth a read.
That’s all from me, see y’all next time!