📥 READ MAX 📤

Read Max is a weeklyish newsletter about the future by the award-winning1 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

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Paid subscribers get access to all newsletters, including regular Read Max’s Max Reads -- roundups of interesting and overlooked articles, books, movies, and music -- and Read Max Mailbags, in which Max answers questions and reacts to comments from readers. The best jokes will be saved for behind the paywall.

Schedule of Read Max

⏳ Read Max comes more-or-less 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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Winner, Village Voice "Best Tumblr" Award, 2011