The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

Five Metacognitive Strategies to Change Your Mind. On the Global Cognition blog, Winston Sieck writes about the research into how human beings can change their perspective on the world around us.

The Elvis Impersonator, the Karate Instructor, a Fridge Full of Severed Heads, and the Plot 2 Kill the President. Wells Tower writes in GQ about the bizarre case of a paranoid Elvis impersonator from Mississippi who was framed for trying to poison the president.

The Nacho Dorito. On the New York Times, Michael Moss provides an explainer of what makes Doritos so addictive.

David Byrne: New York Has Been Usurped By The Top 1 Percent. On the website Gallerist, writer Zoë Lescaze covers the highlights of Talking Heads bandleader David Byrne's thoughts on the possible loss of the artistic soul of New York in an interview in The Guardian.