I’m in a rut. I need some new sources of digestible reading material. Please offer your suggestions in the comments!
You’re welcome and encouraged to suggest anything you like. But if you want to tailor your suggestions, here are my desiderata:
- I’m looking for sources of blog posts, short essays, and interviews–a few thousand words at most.
- I’m looking for nonfiction.
- Subject areas of interest include but aren’t limited to science, academia, philosophy, history, and culture. Anything that features interesting ideas.
- I’m good on sports-related reading material. And if it’s science, it’d have to be advanced enough not to bore a scientist, and not gee-whiz wild speculation either.
- I’m looking for sources of reading material I can subscribe to or visit regularly. But I’ll also accept suggestions for, e.g., books of collected essays.
- I recently stopped subscribing to The New Yorker and The Atlantic in print. The hit rate of pieces I wanted to read just wasn’t high enough at either venue. I found too many New Yorker pieces too long for my taste. And too many Atlantic pieces focused on US politics and culture war stuff for my taste. I can find pieces about US politics and culture war stuff whenever I want; I don’t need any help on that front.
- Maybe I should subscribe to LRB, TLS, or NYT Book Review? Book reviews and critical essays are great, because you get a digestible version of the book’s argument, plus a thoughtful reaction to it. It’s a two-for-one deal!
Thank you in advance for your suggestions. 🙂