How 'Tár' gets social media right (and wrong), great music by a professional whistler (really), and more
Greetings from Read Max HQ! Every week, usually on Sundays, but sometimes, for childcare or hangover reasons, or both, a different day, I pick out some worthwhile and overlooked books, articles, movies, and music to recommend to paying subscribers. This week I’ve got:
A fascinating book about the present and future of life outside super-cities and on the fringes of the economy;
A new-ish EP from a renowned whistler that’s half Spaghetti Western and half Brazilian beach; and
Some writing about Tár and its depiction of social media and attendant dynamics, because sometimes even counter-discourse newsletters need to participate.
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As always, we start with a dispatch from the future: