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Cat Person

The New Yorker

Arguably one of the most undersold pieces of the year. I saw it in my newsfeeds at least a dozen times before I finally clicked on it. Don’t be fooled by the bland title and give it a try. I don’t want to spoil too much, but this piece of fiction will make you feel uncomfortable, and probably for different reasons depending on your gender.

Published in Weekly Filet #259 In collection: Unputdownable Stories

A.I. versus M.D.

The New Yorker

Somehow, computers outsmarting humans in games tend to get way more attention than in areas in which the consequences will be a lot more far-reaching. Take medicine. Algorithms are already beating humans’ accuracy in analysing brain scans or detecting skin cancer. This New Yorker piece offers a deep dive on how it works and what it means. (Plus, and that alone is worth the click: the definitive illustration of the mind-body-problem)

New Yorker Cartoons at Random

The New Yorker

It’s the end of an era. Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker’s cartoon editor, will retire. During his 40 years with the New Yorker, Mankoff drew and oversaw some of the most iconic cartoons ever published. Unmatched in their subtlety, they cut through reality with surgical precision. Let’s honour a great career by treating ourselves to some good laughs: by browsing tons of great cartoons in the archive, including my all time favourite.

Published in Weekly Filet #231