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Substack Reads: George Saunders, Margaret Atwood, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nellie Bowles, and more select their top reads

Substack Reads: The economics of Christmas music, and the power of gathering

Substack Reads: The friendship problem, festive season while sober, and the story of speculoos

Substack is the new business section of the bookstore

Substack Reads: The great Ukrainian cheese heist, the future of publishing, and Cantonese home cooking

Substack is for video

Substack Reads: The fractured future of AI, the lost art of ‘killing time,’ and Clementide bells

The great British take-off

Substack Reads: The reluctant rom-com queen, and sunset at the Holestone

Substack Reads: The power of a Beatles song, cab driver portraits, and what makes thunder thunderous

Saying yes to sports on Substack

Substack Reads: Sports heartbreak season, rigorous thinking, and remembering Matthew Perry

Substack Reads: Ham is not a vegetable, the art of saying ‘no,’ and remembering Louise Glück

Reading Room: Maggie Smith’s top Substack reads

Substack Reads: Marrying down, playing hard, and the beauty of no makeup

The most exciting names in fashion are now on Substack

Substack Reads: Copyrighting a color, a chair affair, and the science of placebos

Substack Reads: A history of running, the greatest librarian, and purple spiders

The blogging boom is back—and it’s happening on Substack

Substack Reads: Becoming boring, the godfather of organic farming, and the original myth of autumn

We’re going on an AMA tour

An app to take back your mind

Substack Reads: The great antitrust trial, performing in silence, and the illusion of busyness

Substack Reads: The greatest piano trio ever, and confessions of a design editor

Substack Reads: What owls know, tackling tent city, and ready? tomato!

Substack Reads: An American in Rome, the NBA’s schedule release, and descending through clouds

Substack Reads: The spectacular era of balloon mania, how language models actually work, and traditional ratatouille

See what your friends are reading on Substack

A better internet for readers

Freedom to write, to research, to do something together: An interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Substack Reads: The most influential “scammer,” summer pasta salad, and the memory of places

The Active Voice: E. Jean Carroll, Mary Trump and Jen Taub are bringing serialization into the mainstream

Readers are voting with their dollars for a better culture

Substack Reads: Cosmic house, love in a factory, and what beans tell you about time

The Active Voice: Taylor Lorenz still believes in the internet

Substack Reads: The new vacation home aesthetic, and summer creamsicle energy

Substack Reads: The global empire of Roblox, customized batons, and Fungie the missing Dingle dolphin

Substack Reads: Our house obsession, the K-pop power shift, and Ukraine’s mobile bakery

The Active Voice: Richard Hanania is seeking ‘enlightened centrism’

Substack Reads: Video games for all, the case against story, and mussels take on summer

Substack Reads: The songwriter who changed pop history, and our fascination with true crime

The Active Voice: Nadia Bolz-Weber is preaching to break your heart

Introducing Your Weekly Stack

Substack Reads: The wonder slam, undercover cops, and how to slow time

The new academy: modern intellectuals are writing their best ideas on Substack

Substack Reads: Beyond the beginner, spite fences, and the stories we tell ourselves

The Active Voice: Suleika Jaouad and Yung Pueblo are creating to live

The Active Voice: Suleika Jaouad and Yung Pueblo—full transcript

Substack Reads: The outguessing game, unleashing chaos, and finding your superpower

The Active Voice: Ted Gioia and Mike Solana are fighting from the fringes

Substack Reads: My godfather the king, why people strike, and the time-travel paradox

Substack Reads: Inside the mind of a collector, and a bookseller’s pilgrimage

A Substack is a book’s best friend: An interview with Luke Burgis

The Active Voice: Robert Reich is pressing the reveal key for society

Substack Reads: The fair that changed America, and hunting the Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer

Substack Reads: Beatrix Potter’s notes, the blessing and curse of European food, and how poetry works

The Active Voice: Ethan Strauss is jumping off a high diving board

Now live: Substack Notes

Substack Reads: All-access Hollywood, last supper in Hong Kong, and the ‘index mindset’

The Active Voice: Alison Roman is bored of Instagram

Substack Reads: A billionaire’s puzzling death, Fosbury flop lessons, and the spring equinox

Substack Reads: The woman who shaped art history, walking South L.A., and how to negotiate

The Active Voice: Patti Smith loves being alive

The conversation expands in Chat, now on the web

Substack Reads: Weekend rhubarbmisu, family estrangements, and how to stink of Zen

Reading Room: Emma Straub’s top Substack reads

Substack Reads: Celebrating 40, out in outer space, and Mars at midnight

The Active Voice: Emily Oster is okay with taking heat from the mob

Substack Reads: Honoring dead species, mental illness among teen girls, and the case for folding laundry

Substack Reads: The ’90s were better, India’s sporting growth, and Shanghai psychedelia

The Active Voice: Etgar Keret is thinking weird thoughts

Substack Reads: The influencer illusion, animatronic groundhogs, and settling the score

The Active Voice: Heather Havrilesky finds life romantic, even when it’s terrible

Substack Reads: Fighting for education, the death of the canon, and unscrollable formats

A new way to say ‘thank you’ to your favorite writers

Substack Reads: Porn conventions, the art of record covers, and the truth about ‘having it all’

The Active Voice: Paul Kingsnorth is happiest on the margins

Private Message from Nicola Lamb: “The best time to start is yesterday”

Substack Reads: Baths as religion, the woman changing awards season, and side hustles that actually work

The Active Voice: Jessica DeFino is revealing the real face of the beauty industry (and it’s not pretty)

Private Message from Bill Bishop: “Things go better when you get out of your own way”

Start your private Substack

Substack Reads: Can music be criminal? Plus: relationship mistakes smart people make

The Active Voice: Ted Gioia takes the long view

Private Message from E. Jean Carroll: “Don’t start an affair, start a Substack”

Substack Reads: Dark days, diary of a refugee, and poetry for the New Year

Don’t start a year. Start a Substack.