Link Roundup: Slippery Storytelling, the Ferrante Four, & Settler Fragility

Here are links to articles I’ve been meaning to read. Have you read any of these, and if so, what did you think? What’s on your to-read list?

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  • Finding the Ferrante Four: HBO’s My Brilliant Friend stars were chosen from 9,000 children to portray two of the most elusive characters in literature [Vulture]

  • Can Reading Make You Happier? [The New Yorker]

  • How Podcasts Became a Seductive—and Sometimes Slippery—Mode of Storytelling: In our frenetic age, audio narratives offer a rare opportunity for slow immersion. But this intimacy can become manipulative [The New Yorker]

  • No Welcome Mat: The Problem with Houselessness Policies [Bitch Media]

  • The Keto Diet Crushed My Soul But Taught Me One Good Thing [Bon Appetit]

  • Settler Fragility: Why Settler Privilege Is So Hard to Talk About [Beacon Broadside]

  • Transformative Justice, Explained [Teen Vogue]

  • Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex? Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession [The Atlantic]

  • How Climate-Change Fiction, or “Cli-Fi,” Forces Us to Confront the Incipient Death of the Planet [The New Yorker]

  • Pouring One Out for Anthony Bourdain [LARB]