The Best Things I’ve Read This Week:

  • A Visit From The Goon Squad - Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.”

  • How to live large in a tiny house - A look into the tiny house movement.”

  • Why do pub TVs have a pint glass in the corner? - When I watch football in the pub, why is there a pint glass in the bottom corner of the screen and why is it sometimes full, sometimes empty and sometimes in between?”

  • Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace. - Workplaces need more walls, not fewer.”

  • The hacked Sony emails show how Silicon Valley dealmaking really works - Sony Pictures’ thousands of hacked executive emails, published yesterday on Wikileaks, have already highlighted significant drama at the studio. But now that they are more easily searchable, typing a few simple keywords—names, companies, internet domains—reveals a fascinating trove of communication. These discussions include financial negotiations and personal (and professional) favors; the messages range from the mundane to the regrettable.”

April 27, 2015