Sunday Reads
1.4K views | +0 today
Follow
Sunday Reads
Reads for every Sunday
Curated by Samdemic
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

Since Everything Was Suddening Into A Hurricane | Binyavanga Wainaina | Granta

Since Everything Was Suddening Into A Hurricane | Binyavanga Wainaina | Granta | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
After a stroke, Binyavanga Wainaina and his lover travel to Nairobi to reconcile with his father. ‘I cannot talk, my tongue is swollen and we are laughing.’
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

How the Flash Crash Trader Lost His $50 Million Fortune

How the Flash Crash Trader Lost His $50 Million Fortune | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Nav Sarao made big money trading futures from his bedroom—then lost it all.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

The Anatomy of Charisma - Issue 45: Power - Nautilus

The Anatomy of Charisma - Issue 45: Power - Nautilus | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
For weeks I had been researching what science has to say about the power of charisma. Why do some people so clearly have it and others…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

Drowning statistics are a deadly reminder of our complex relationship with water

Drowning statistics are a deadly reminder of our complex relationship with water | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
We like to think of ourselves as a nation of champion swimmers and surfers, but this summer huge numbers of people have been dying in Australian waters.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

How to build a medieval castle

How to build a medieval castle | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
1) Choose your site carefully It is crucial that you build your castle at a prominent site in a position of strategic importance Castles were commonly erected on naturally prominent sites, usually commanding a landscape or a communication link, such as a ford, bridge or pass.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

How To Buy A Soul | by Michael E. Umoh | African Fiction

How To Buy A Soul | by Michael E. Umoh | African Fiction | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
"Everyone agreed that something had gone wrong; Kunle had died this way: getting to his twenty-second birthday, Kunle who hated fish, had slumped at a fish market and died."



ON THE DAY that I, Tola, was to buy a soul, my father walked into my room and informed me that there were no souls to
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

Ralph Tresvant: Why Wasn't New Edition's Frontman a Bigger Star?

Ralph Tresvant: Why Wasn't New Edition's Frontman a Bigger Star? | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Why wasn't Rizz a bigger solo artist?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

Lessons From Putin’s Russia for Living in Trump’s
America

Lessons From Putin’s Russia for Living in Trump’s<br/>America | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Once you lose faith in one institution, you start to lose faith in them all.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

She’ll Text Me, She’ll Text Me Not - Issue 33: Attraction - Nautilus

She’ll Text Me, She’ll Text Me Not - Issue 33: Attraction - Nautilus | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
A few years ago there was a woman in my life—let’s call her Tanya—and we had hooked up one night in Los Angeles. We’d both…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn't Want Anybody to Know

Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn't Want Anybody to Know | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it

More than just a magician, Houdini was also an actor, aviator, amateur historian and businessman
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

Marooned Among the Polar Bears

Marooned Among the Polar Bears | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Last July, a Russian helicopter pilot had nearly completed a record-breaking trip around the globe when he crashed into the icy waters of the Arctic Circle. He never should have survived. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

'I thought I was smarter than almost everybody': my double life as a KGB agent

'I thought I was smarter than almost everybody': my double life as a KGB agent | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Raised in East Germany, Jack Barsky abandoned his mother, brother, wife and son to spy for the KGB. In America, he started a second family. And then, one day, it all came crashing down
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

Robert Caro, The Art of Biography No. 5

Robert Caro, The Art of Biography No. 5 | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

How an Ethiopian slave became a South African teacher - BBC News

How an Ethiopian slave became a South African teacher - BBC News | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
A group of Ethiopian slaves were freed by a British warship in the 19th Century and eventually taken to freedom in South Africa - among them the grandmother of South African educationalist Neville Alexander.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

What’s this sack of shit?

What’s this sack of shit? | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Have a look at this sack of shit. Ain’t that some shit? For some fucking reason, shit seems to come mainly in sacks, less often (lately) in bags and buckets, rarely in boxes or cans, and never in bins. So why the fuck is that? Obviously, no one other than farmers and gardeners is literally…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

M.I.A.

M.I.A. | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
A half-century ago, an American Special Forces commando named John Hartley Robertson vanished over the jungles of Laos. In 2008, he reappeared in Vietnam, apparently alive and well. Genetic tests were performed. Former comrades and his younger sister vouched for his identity. But nothing was what it seemed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

Against Willpower - Issue 45: Power - Nautilus

Against Willpower - Issue 45: Power - Nautilus | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Thomas1 was a highly successful and mild-mannered lawyer who was worried about his drinking. When he came to see me at my psychotherapy…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

Our 9,000-Year Love Affair With Booze

Our 9,000-Year Love Affair With Booze | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Alcohol isn’t just a mind-altering drink: It has been a prime mover of human culture from the beginning, fueling the development of arts, language, and religion.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

The $99 Billion Idea: How Uber and Airbnb Won

The $99 Billion Idea: How Uber and Airbnb Won | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
The companies fought city hall, won over the people, outlasted rivals, and figured out the sharing economy.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

The Baffling Master Plan of the French Truck Terrorist

The Baffling Master Plan of the French Truck Terrorist | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
In Nice, France, July of 2016, a man steered a cargo truck into a crowd and killed 86 people. The French government said the killer was a jihadist, but the truth is a lot stranger.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

The Mirror Effect

The Mirror Effect | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Polished metal and obsidian mirrors have existed from ancient times, and because of this, historians have usually passed over the introduction of the glass mirror as if it was just another variation o
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samdemic
Scoop.it!

Gettin’ Kinda Hectic: Snap! and Chill Rob G’s Epic “Power” Struggle – Cuepoint

Gettin’ Kinda Hectic: Snap! and Chill Rob G’s Epic “Power” Struggle – Cuepoint | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
About twenty five years ago, two German dance music producers and a U.S.-born rapper plucked from a nearby military base battled it out against Queen Latifah’s friend from Jersey and a tiny hip-hop…
more...
No comment yet.