7 stories to read this weekend

Monsters University, Tony Soprano and Michael Hastings — they all make an appearance in this week’s newsletter, along with Justin Bieber, carmakers, the Rust Belt and last but not the least, Silicon Valley’s real papa, Robert Noyce, who started Intel Corp.

7 stories to read this weekend

The long weekend is here and that means a lot to read: or at least I like to do that. Here are some amazing stories about San Francisco, Rajat Gupta, Argentina in the 1970s, Buffalo, razors, Philip Dick, Facebook, Brooklyn and cars.

7 stories to read this weekend

The insomnia plague, the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest dog sled race, Lululemon fans, 3D-printed meat, rise of the well-dressed man, the new new social science, and why do we laugh when people fall — those are stories in the mix for this weekend.

Your newest source for magazine subscriptions? It could be the USPS

The USPS could be considering a proposal to sell magazine subscriptions to consumers direct through its website and stores, in an attempt to keep consumers checking their mailboxes for the latest print content, which remain highlights of people’s mail moments.

Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

Newly appointed New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer — author of the bestselling books “Imagine,” “How We Decide” and “Proust Was a Neuroscientist” and a former editor at Wired — has been discovered recycling his own material for different publications. It isn’t that surprising.