📥 READ MAX 📤

Read Max is a twice weekly newsletter about the future by the award-winning

journalist Max Read. It is an idiosyncratic and sometimes funny guide to new and forward-looking ideas, trends, and networks in tech, politics, culture, and media.

Topics may include but are not limited to

✅ the internet

✅ the tech industry

✅ the 90s

deep forum lore

✅ action movies

conspiracy theories

✅ digital culture

✅ the political economy of science fiction franchises

Subscription to Read Max

Paid subscribers receive:

💫 At least two newsletters every week, exploring and explaining internet culture, the tech industry, funny memes, and other artifacts of our weird new future

💫 A weekly roundup of reading/streaming recommendations

💫 Access to subscriber-only, hand-aggregated, artisanally written, fully comprehensive syllabuses/explainers on topics like Web3, the FTX collapse, and the Metaverse

💫 Cool Read Max merchandise like this sick “Dad Thriller” long-sleeved t-shirt, while supplies last

💫 A sense of cosmic tranquility/well-being

💫 Max Read’s eternal thanks

Schedule of Read Max

⏳ Read Max comes more-or-less twice weekly. Beyond that, no one can really say.

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Biographical note

📝 Max is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in New York magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and Bookforum. He is also a former editor-in-chief of Gawker and a co-founder of IRL Club. His essay “Going Postal” was selected by Kathryn Schultz for republishing the Best American Essays 2021. He lives in New York.

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"Best Personal Tumblr 2011,” awarded by The Village Voice in 2011

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Explaining the weird new future, one newsletter at a time. Subscribe for a twice weekly delivery of internet culture, mega-platform grotesquerie, crypto conspiracies, deep forum lore, fringe politics, and other artifacts of what's to come.

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Max Read 
Winner, Village Voice "Best Tumblr" Award, 2011