The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

How the "Sassiest Boy In America" became the most interesting man in rock and roll In the Washington Post, Chris Richards interviews D.C. rock legend Ian Svenonius.

A Doll's House Project Guttenberg hosts Henrik Ibsen's classic stage play of deep domestic malaise.

Every Which Way but Loose In the Los Angeles Review of Books, Brian Willems covers a book on accelerationism, the school of thought that holds the flaws of cultural artifacts are exposed by following their tenets to its most extreme conclusion.

James Bond, the Psychopath In the Los Angeles Review of Books, Brian Willems reviews a book that psychoanalyzes James Bond and his fellow characters through the lens of integration, a psychoanalytical concept where we restore balance to reality by exploring threats to normalcy.

The Real Lolita On Hazlitt, Sarah Weinman writes about the parallels between Nabokov's characters in Lolita and a real-life case from the 194os.

Who Stole a Fragment of Georgia's Esoteric Tablets? On Atlas Obscura, Oriana Leckert writes about the mystery (now solved) of the removal of a segment of the Georgia Guidestones.

A Taste of Paradise: Cinnamon On the James Ford Bell Library's site, Troy David Osborne writes about the history of the cinnamon trade and its uses around the world.

Medical Records: Top Secret In the New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal writes about the state of access to patient medical records in the U.S., records which are legally owned by health care providers, not patients.

Why Wearables Should Be Free On FastCo Design, Hans Neubert writes about why people who wear wearables should be paid for the data they generate.