What to read this weekend

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The sheer volume of articles I consume every day should make it easy for me to find gems to share with you. Unfortunately, not many pass the must-read-share test and thus get sent to the bin of forgotten. But the ones that do make it to the top are worth sharing and most importantly reading. Here are my recent picks.

How the world forgot to sleep: Sleep loss epidemic is genuine and is having a significant impact on society.As someone who is struggling with sleep-related ailments, I was nodding my head when reading this piece by Joannas Fuertes.

When winter never ends: Ichiro Suzuki is a baseball legend. But a legend that is still fighting his old demons. The sacrifices he has made to become Ichiro are enough to stand up and root for him. Also, this just might be the best piece you read this weekend.

A conversation with Michael B. Jordan on Black Panther: After reading this conversation, I am all set to see the movie. The interview did a good job of making me realize that sometimes, a movie is not just a movie.

Mighty Penn: Michael J. Lewis writes about New York’s Penn Station, its history, and its future. This is just a great read.

Shudu: The Instagram model you’ll never meet. Isiuwa Igodan’s conversation with Cameron-James Wilson, a photographer and 3D animator who created a computer-generated supermodel, Shudu. The story is not just about creativity, but also about identity in a world manipulated by artificial intelligence. I am utterly fascinated by this topic, and this story is highly educational.

The Tragedy of the Commons: You can count on The Baffler, to bring a harsh reality check to the somewhat idealistic and utopian concepts promoted by startups. Zach Webb takes Common, a co-living startup that recently raised $40 million in funding. The company is the brainchild of Brad Hargreaves, co-founder of General Assembly. I have mixed feelings about co-living 2.0. I understand the world is changing, and so with it is the idea of housing. I fret about how all these changes impact the social and civic fabric of a city.

This is what happens when Bitcoin miners take over your town: Sharing without comment, as the headline says it all.

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