A great Swedish-Egyptian noir movie, rich-kid art, and more underrated trip-hop
Greetings from Read Max mobile HQ! This week’s column, available for free to all, was about the question of who should feel most threatened by GPT-3 (the answer: posters). This email features GPT-3-generated texts, including “Transcript of Donald Trump rally in which Trump goes on a rant about Tony Soprano joining Hezbollah” and “Story about Tony Soprano joining Hezbollah in the style of Jane Austen.” Check it out if you want to read something that isn’t about contemporary American politics:
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On to this week’s recommendations, which include a great mystery, two great “lost” trip-hop albums, and a clutch of smart essays and columns. As always, the recommendations are for paying subscribers only, so please consider throwing a few bucks to Read Max to subscribe:
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