A searching piece about Amazon and monopoly, published in a newspaper owned by Amazon’s CEO. If you have the time, it’s also worth dipping into the elegantly wrought 28,000 word ‘note’ in The Yale Law Journal that inspired the piece.
An obituary for a 43-year-old spider whose study was a career-spanning work for the zoologist that first found her. The spider was given a fitting epitaph in the scientific paper written after her death – “we can be inspired by an ancient mygalomorph spider and the rich biodiversity she embodied.”
This piece relays a series of extraordinary vignettes from Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, portraying the dysfunction of the Trump White House. The article also contains a recording of Woodward’s telephone conversation with Trump, which took place after the manuscript was completed.
The story of neuroscientist Barbara Lipska, who has spent much of her career studying mental illness, before suffering her own illness when receiving experimental treatment for brain cancer. This left her uniquely placed to see the “thin line between life and death, between sanity and insanity.”