THR Web Features   /   January 15, 2016

The Hedgehog’s Array: January 15, 2016

Some noteworthy reads from the last week:

“The History of Twitter’s Rules,” Sarah Jeong

“The gradual changes in the Twitter Rules reflect a story about Twitter, and shine light on the story that Twitter has tried to tell about itself.”

”What happens if you find the people who owned your second-hand books?,” Nicholas Lezard

“It is a lovely idea and you wonder why it hasn’t been done before: tracking down the previous owners of your second-hand books, talking to them if they’re alive, telling their stories if they’re not.”

“The Root of All Evil,” John Lorinc

“The point of the Barrier Fund’s portfolio is that there’s plenty of profit to be wrung from firms that make harmful goods. Investors, he argues, shouldn’t try to maximize their returns while making moral judgments about the companies they’re betting on.”

“The Collages of Helen Adam,” Alison Fraser

“In the late 1970s, Helen Adam wrote to Robert Duncan about ‘some pleasing weird collages’ she had made.”

 “Vasilisa the Beautiful,” Liesl Schillinger

“These archetypal, enchanting, foreboding tales lodge in the childish mind, endure and resonate. They hold the key to real-life dangers, hopes, and emotions that the child will confront with recognition in later years when she grows up — unfair bosses, near-impossible assignments, envy, even treachery.”