This week’s highlights: Cross class friendship, Foundational woes, and James Bond
Happy Friday everyone – hope you have had a nice week.
Food for Thought
- NYT – Vast New Study Shows a Key to Reducing Poverty: More Friendships Between Rich and Poor
- EdNext – Take Away Their Cellphones – Credit CF – … So we can rewire schools for belonging and achievement
- CommonSense – We Ignored Salman Rushdie’s Warning. Words are not violence. Violence is violence.
- TheGuardian – ‘They said it was impossible’: how medieval carpenters are rebuilding Notre Dame. Project leaders at Guédelon Castle tell how their woodwork savoir faire is proving a godsend for mission to restore Paris cathedral roof
- Tennessean – Nashville-based distiller ages whiskey on a barge on the Mississippi River. Is it good?
Business and Markets
- WSJ – Paul Newman’s Daughters Sue Newman’s Own Foundation. Hollywood star’s children allege foundation has strayed from father’s wishes; foundation says suit is meritless
- CapitalAllocators – Pearls of Career Wisdom. This was a great interview with Carla Harris
- NOP – Mexico: A development puzzle. The country should be a champion, but it’s spinning its wheels. Why?
- PershingSquare – Letter to Shareholders – Ackman always has an interesting take on the markets.
Science, Technology, and Culture
- THR – How I Became the Fake Tom Cruise. Miles Fisher had it all: talent, charm and the face of a movie star. Problem was, it was a very specific movie star. After years of resenting the resemblance, Fisher embraced it through viral TikTok deepfakes that demonstrate AI’s astonishing power to deceive.
- Hodinkee – Talking Watches With Culinary Icon Emeril Lagasse
- TheGuardian – The game’s Bond: the making of Nintendo classic GoldenEye 007. The beloved shooter proved movie tie-ins didn’t have to be mediocre. Twenty-five years on from its release, its creators tell how they put Pierce Brosnan into 8 million bedrooms
- WSJ – In Bedding’s Top-Sheet Debate, a Raging Generational Divide. If millennials killed the fussy top sheet, Gen X and Boomers have something to say about it: ‘There are very passionate people on both sides’
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