Reading Lounge

1. SEX TOYS, CYBERCRIME, AND CYCLING SPONSORSHIP

2. The Man Who Quietly Built a Massive Archive of Artists’ Deaths

3. Rhetoric and Rhyme: On Rap

4. Story of an Englishman who took over an island near Bombay in August 1947

5. Entering a mystical world of perfumery. Welcome to AquaFlor

6. XXX-Files: Who Torched the Pornhub Palace?

6. Microsoft Brings a Cannon to a Knife Fight

7. Novak Djokovic’s deportation from Australia sets a troubling precedent

Reading Lounge

1. I Was Born Wealthy, And Know Rich People Don’t Work Harder Than You

2. “A French word that is more vulgar”?

3. Merde! “Emmerder” les emmerde

4. In Nazi-Occupied Paris, Swing Kids had their own Resistance Movement

5. Arranging books of a library with Wittgenstein

6. What Kazakhstan Isn’t

7. Why the first Buddhas in art wore finely folded Greek tunics

8. The fascinating world of Khan Saffron

9. The power and poison of MMT

10. Dan Wang’s 2021 letter