Great Reads

A collection of great essays, short stories, and journalism from a wide variety of eras and sources.

October 28th, 2022

What Is Code?

Essay, Paul Ford, 2015

An extensive introduction to the dizzying layers of complexity in modern software.

September 26th, 2022

The Incredible Buddha Boy

Non-Fiction, George Saunders, 2006

A pilgrimage to investigate a modern miracle.

September 7th, 2022


Fiction, Jon Bois, 2017

An exploration of football and the meaning of life, set in the far future.

August 26th, 2022

The Eleven Laws of Showrunning

Essay, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, 2016

Leadership principles for Hollywood, or for life.

August 21st, 2022

2020 Visual Identity: The View at the Starting Line

Critique, Andrew Papenheim, 2019

An analysis of presidential candidates' campaign branding, with a focus on web presence.

August 16th, 2022

The Communal Mind

Essay, Patricia Lockwood, 2019

A diary of the Internet.

August 12th, 2022

Self-respect: Its Source, Its Power

Essay, Joan Didion, 1961

Accepting the things we have and have not done.

August 6th, 2022

Consider the Lobster

Essay, David Foster Wallace, 2004

An introspective report on attending the 2004 Maine Lobster Fest.

August 2nd, 2022

The Really Big One

Report, Kathryn Schulz, 2015

An investigation into the potential for a catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.

July 26th, 2022

David Shor’s Unified Theory of American Politics

Interview, Eric Levitz, 2020

An overview of modern political campaign methods from an election forecasting expert.

July 20th, 2022

The Aleph

Fiction, Jorge Luis Borges, 1945

A conception of infinity.