Weekend reading list – week of January 11, 2016
Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of January 11th.
David Bowie, 1947-2016
It was impossible to miss the news of David Bowie’s death this week. Longreads editor Mike Dang has recommended six must-read magazine articles about the artist. Discover how Bowie ch-ch-changed the face of music, fashion and art.
→ Read it on Longreads Pocket
New York’s most iconic disposable cup
Much like the I ❤ NY t-shirt, the Anthora coffee cup, with its immediately recognizable Greek-inspired design, is a true symbol of New York pop culture. Journalist Tom Head has traced the life, death and rebirth of this cup, which was designed by Leslie Buck in 1963.
→ Read it on Hopes & Fears Pocket
How do those with vested interests spread ignorance? Robert Proctor, a science historian from Stanford University, has dedicated his career to studying the communications practices of the tobacco industry and how it promulgates confusion about the health risks of smoking. His research led him to coin a term describing the deliberate spread of ignorance: agnotology.
→ Read it on BBC Pocket
Start-ups and economic inequality
Paul Graham is a top venture capitalist for start-ups in Silicon Valley. In a recent essay, he addressed the thorny idea that start-ups are driving economic inequality. Journalist Ezra Klein has stepped in to ask some crucial questions and offer more balanced answers: Is the sharing economy over? Are these business models just generating capital for already top earners?
→ Read it on Vox Pocket
FIFA, Qatar and alcohol
Fans attending World Cup matches are renowned for being patriotic, colourful, boisterous and… mostly drunk. So what will happen during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where alcohol is illegal everywhere (with the exception of one bar)? How will authorities manage fans who do get their hands on booze?
→ Read it on The Morning News Pocket
Independent study ranks TP1 as an industry leader in digital strategy and web design
TP1 has crowned the list of best digital strategy agencies in North America and heads the list of top web design agencies in Canada, according to studies conducted by Clutch, an independent professional services firm in the U.S.
→ Read it on TP1
This week’s favourite thing
How do you deal with spam? James Veitch tried an innovative approach to this pesky problem and shares his experience with a Ted Talk that will have you roaring with laughter.
In your earbuds: Working
What exactly does the head of HR do? What about a midwife? Or a funeral home director? If you’re curious about other people’s jobs, check out the Working podcast from Slate. Each week, you’ll dive into a new professional universe.
→ Listen to it on Slate Pocket