Ben Leszcz

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Ben Leszcz

53 days ago

Too-fast fashion: We are wearing clothes 1/3 less than we did 20 years ago, and there’s now a glut of used clothes.

No One Wants Your Used Clothes Anymore

Ben Leszcz

95 days ago

Fascinating though not shocking expose of PR-funded digital journalism.

How brands secretly buy their way into Forbes, Fast Company, and HuffPost stories

Ben Leszcz

104 days ago

‘Representative democracy failed you lob a grenade at it. That is rational.’ @mashagessen on Trump & Putin

A Mafia State Within a Totalitarian Society

Ben Leszcz

131 days ago

In which @jasonmcbride68 smartly unpacks (but doesn’t fully explain) Paw Patrol, which I kind of loathe @walrusmagazine

Inside the All-Consuming World of Paw Patrol

Ben Leszcz

160 days ago

A smart approach to proposal writing, shared generously by @zeldman

How We Write Proposals in My Design Studio

Ben Leszcz

182 days ago

America is crazy, and according to @KBanderson, it's all Esalen's fault. Nice review by @jimsteele88

Kurt Andersen’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Ben Leszcz

234 days ago

Radical thinking from @jasonhickel in @fastcompany: Capitalism is the problem. Notably absent: an alternative.

Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?

Ben Leszcz

251 days ago

Interesting take on the way in which Trump has splintered the DC social scene (while his own hotel plays an outsize role for White House insiders).

‘It’s the End of Small Talk in Washington’

Ben Leszcz

251 days ago

Highway art: The Bentway defines the next wave of urban public spaces

Ben Leszcz

297 days ago

In which @magicmolly meets @moonjuiceshop and makes sense of the lifestyle "goo-doo" phenom

How Amanda Chantal Bacon Perfected the Celebrity Wellness Business

Ben Leszcz

297 days ago

Post-oil, Dubai will be the world's leading exporter of climate solutions. Fascinating take by @ajblum

Oil won't last forever, so Dubai is betting big on science and tech

Ben Leszcz

328 days ago

Half of American households have Amazon Prime (and other reasons retail is dying).

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

Ben Leszcz

348 days ago

Lovely reading for the back of a taxi stuck in Vancouver traffic--@Timothy_Taylor_ on this flakey, beautiful, singular city

My Vancouver: An Ever-Unfolding Story

Ben Leszcz

410 days ago

The big, easy, dirty business of knocking off @kickstarter products

This 24-year-old made $345,000 in 2 months by beating Kickstarters to market

Ben Leszcz

410 days ago

Not sure "cuck" is dirty as she claims, still a terrific column from @leahmclaren

‘Cuck’: a modern swear word that’s as dirty as the old ones Add to ...

Ben Leszcz

455 days ago

Good trick: How will I feel in 10 minutes/months/years about this big decision?

The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions

Ben Leszcz

467 days ago

How Humans Became 'Consumers': A History

Ben Leszcz

475 days ago

Nice @globearts column, in which Russell Smith takes a surprisingly populist turn.

Tadao Ando, and the problem of architecture that’s too good

Ben Leszcz

482 days ago

Not sure how much of this account is revisionist, but interesting take on Kushner as employing a data-driven, move-fast-and-break-things approach to Trump's campaign.

Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House

Ben Leszcz

551 days ago

Hipsters and artists: the brave foot soldiers of capitalism.

Artists are the neoliberal state’s troops. Artists make the first move into post-industrial, post-welfare state wastelands like brownfield sites and council housing estates and sow the seeds of cultural capital.

Hipsters and artists are the gentrifying foot soldiers of capitalism

Ben Leszcz

586 days ago

This is nuts: Peter Doig is being sued for refusing to authenticate a painting he denies creating.

Artist Peter Doig Says Plaintiffs Threaten to Reveal His Secret ‘Criminal Past’

Ben Leszcz

602 days ago

70% of poor American families own at least two colour TVs. Do they both spark joy?

Are we consuming too much?

Ben Leszcz

609 days ago

@wilshylton has produced a masterpiece. Among the finest profiles I've read. Kudos.

The Mysterious Metamorphosis of Chuck Close

Ben Leszcz

616 days ago

Smart take on work, leisure and the fear of boredom.

The bleak truth about how we spend our time

Ben Leszcz

620 days ago

Most notable feature of @stephenmarche's apt piece on Toronto the Pretty Good: he uses "miasma" & "inveigles" in the same line

Welcome to the new Toronto: the most fascinatingly boring city in the world

Ben Leszcz

628 days ago

The Britain I grew up in took pride in its common sense and pragmatism. Affinities for ideology and political extremism were regarded as suspect, European qualities.

Why Brexit Might Not Happen at All

Ben Leszcz

645 days ago

Just catching up on the powerful, succinct piece, timely again today. This is how fascism comes to America.

Ben Leszcz

651 days ago

one thing I would recommend to parents — that it is a pretty unique opportunity to be able to spend time with a child developing some kind of activity together.

Practice Makes Possible: What We Learn By Studying Amazing Kids

Ben Leszcz

662 days ago

“What we’ve seen is that every single generation enters the work force and feels like they’re a unique generation, and the generation that’s one or two ahead of them looks back and says, ‘Who are these weird, strange kids coming into the work force with their attitudes of entitlement and not wanting to fit in?’”

Corporate America Chases the Mythical Millennial

Ben Leszcz

690 days ago

"The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control. You can add friends if you wish, you can delete them if you wish."

Zygmunt Bauman: “Social media are a trap”

Ben Leszcz

693 days ago

"The vast majority of people reading this article will have a Snapchat account within 36 months,” he says. “Even if, as they’re reading this, they don’t believe me.”

How Snapchat Built a Business By Confusing Olds

Ben Leszcz

726 days ago

Lovely @brainpickings piece on Delacroix & the importance of being alone.

Think of the blessings that await you, not of the emptiness that drives you to seek constant distraction.

Young Delacroix on the Importance of Solitude in Creative Work and How to Resist Social Distractions

Ben Leszcz

743 days ago

OxyContin stuffed animals: the real root cause of America's heroin problem.

How Big Pharma Gave America Its Heroin Problem

Ben Leszcz

749 days ago

A short, insightful take on structuring the creative process.

Why So Many Ideas Are Pitched as ‘Uber for X’

Ben Leszcz

757 days ago

Corpse mediation: Better than Facebook.

To Be Happier, Start Thinking More About Your Death

Ben Leszcz

762 days ago

Shameful that it's taken me this long to read what many consider to be the greatest magazine profile ever written. A singular achievement.

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

Ben Leszcz

764 days ago

For Monte Carlo's 1879 debut, they built an opera house. In Vegas, 1946, Bugsy hired Abbott & Costello.

Ben Leszcz

764 days ago

The art of skimming non-fiction... and turning reading into a purely utilitarian act

How to Read a Book a Week

Ben Leszcz

770 days ago

Don't call it a comeback.

Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed

Ben Leszcz

778 days ago

"The Art of Toilet Cleanliness" captures the essence of what makes @joebeef singularly great

The Art of Toilet Cleanliness

Ben Leszcz

783 days ago

Kudos, @itsmarkmedley, for this lovely profile of a "contributive" bookseller, who sold dildos with poetry, and is Canada's own Joe Gould.

Wonder of Thunder Bay: Look inside a gallery of overlooked books

Ben Leszcz

784 days ago

Does democracy need newspapers? Maybe not so much

Ben Leszcz

795 days ago

Fascinating obit of Ernest Dichter who introduced psychoanalytic thinking into marketing.

Retail therapy

Ben Leszcz

826 days ago

When all the doctors are leaving and hedge funds are arriving, you know you're in trouble.

the Puerto Rican case represents “an important test of whether Washington is, as some allege, controlled by financial interests.”

How Hedge Funds Are Pillaging Puerto Rico

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