Three to read: Daniel Ortberg, Camila Russo, Ernest Wilkins

This week’s three publications to read are... 

Daniel Ortberg, The Shatner Chatner

What’s it about? Extended comedic riffs (and some serious takes) on literature, Bible passages, pop culture, life, gender and sexuality issues, and Frasier Crane. 

Worth reading: You're In A Lesbian Pulp Novel From 1958! What's Distracting You From Work And Causing Your Heterosexual Coworker Nora To Glance Curiously Over At Your Desk?

Key line: “Someone made a joke last night and you didn’t realize until you arrived at home. You never realize when someone’s telling a joke, which leads to the wildly destabilizing conclusion that most of the people you know are joking most of the time.”

Daniel’s credits: Co-founder of The Toast (RIP), author of Something That May Shock and Discredit You (February 2020), The Merry Spinster, and Texts from Jane Eyre.   

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Camila Russo, The Defiant

What’s it about? The definitive source for news and analysis about the emerging world of decentralized finance, or “DeFi” (where crypto and finance meet). 

Worth reading:Ether is the best model for money the world has ever seen: David Hoffman

Key line: “David Hoffman... [will] guide you through how Ethereum is creating a new Internet of value and help you visualize how each piece fits together, with ether as the key gear making it all work.”

Camila’s credits: Author of an upcoming book about Ethereum to be published by HarperCollins; former Bloomberg reporter. 

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Ernest Wilkins, Office Hours

What’s it about? A newsletter and podcast about the business of culture, featuring interviews with writers, artists, musicians, sports people, and more.  

Worth reading: How $60 changed my life forever

Key line: “While I don’t think the budget option works for everyone’s lifestyles, creating a habit in your life that’s solely aimed at your personal development might be the strongest thing I can recommend to you. I can’t decide for you, only you can.”

Ernest’s credits: Content director at a Chicago-based creative agency (Mess); bylines in Pitchfork, GQ, Rolling Stone, and more.  

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