Nature of Read Max

👽 Read Max is a 2x-a-week newsletter by Max Read (that’s me) about the future.

Functions of Read Max

📲 Explaining internet, tech-industry, and tech-industry-and-internet-adjacent events, phenomena, trends, and jokes

📲 Exhuming and exhibiting technological artifacts and texts from the past, present, and future

📲 Examining the underlying structures, governing ideas, and strange desires that shape the internet — which is to say politics, culture, and daily life in the 21st century

📲 Exploring the outer limits of my subscribers’ patience

📲 Sharing cool/funny links.

Topics may include but are not limited to

✅ the internet

✅ the tech industry

deep forum lore

✅ action movies

conspiracy theories

✅ digital culture

✅ the political economy of science fiction franchises

Schedule of Read Max

⏳ Read Max comes on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Biographical note

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