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Great Weekend Reads for January 18, 2019

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”
― Joyce Carol Oates

Why Being Forgetful May Be Good for Your Brain – The Atlantic

Conan O’Brien Wants to Scare Himself – New York Times

I Live Houseless in Alaska – The Guardian

We Don’t Need Moral Elites. We Need Weak Ones – New York Magazine

The Ministry of Mr. Rogers – NY Review of Books

How a Stroke Turned a 63-Year-Old into a Rap Legend – Atlantic

What Surprised Me Most About Being a Jeopardy! Champ – LA Mag

The 4-Year-Old Trapped in a Teen’s Body – The Cut

Why Democrats Are Rethinking Obama’s Legacy – Vanity Fair

The Story Behind the Most Liked Photo On Instagram – Esquire

Ready to Live in the AI Utopia This Man Is Building? – Fast Co.

Suddenly People Are De-Cluttering & Thrift Shops Are Thrilled – CNN

Why Is Everyone Scared of Seattle? – Seattle Times

The Case Against ‘Hamilton’ – Observer

Cheap Gizmos vs. Inequality – The Baffler

Photo Essay: A Stunning Collection of Winning Wildlife Photos

Weekly Deal: Save on NYT Non-Fiction Bestsellers

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Colin O’Brady’s 54-day solo trek across more than 930 miles of Antarctica without any assistance was the first of its kind. “You are locked in a prison of your own brain,” O’Brady said. “Fortunately, I like my own company.” The NewHour’s William Brangham talks with him and his expedition manager and wife Jenna Besaw about this test of endurance.


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