Cover Preview: Harper’s Magazine – September 2022

A Hole in the Head

by Zachary Siegel

Can a brain implant treat drug addiction?

On a bright summer day in July 2021, James Fisher rested nervously, with a newly shaved head, in a hospital bed surrounded by blinding white lights and surgeons shuffling about in blue scrubs. He was being prepped for an experimental brain surgery at West Virginia University’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, a hulking research facility that overlooks the rolling peaks and cliffs of coal country around Morgantown. The hours-long procedure required impeccable precision, “down to the millimeter,” Fisher’s neurosurgeon, Ali Rezai, told me.

Cover Preview: Booklist Magazine – August 2022

Closeup of August 2022 issue of BOOKLIST

On the Cover
From The Book Eaters, by Sunyi Dean, featured in Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror Debuts. Art by Su Blackwell, photographed by Jaron James, art direction and design by Jamie Stafford-Hill. Used by permission of Tor Books.

Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror

Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror: 2022

The Essentials: SF/Fantasy & Horror Cli-Fi

Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror Debuts: 2022

Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror for Youth: 2022

Trend Alert: Microtrend Roundup

Navigating Newbery: The Plight of High Fantasy

Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror Audiobooks for Youth


Read-alikes: Fictional Scientists

Listen-Alikes: High-drama Dual Narrations

Booklist Backlist: Giving Shape to Big Feelings

Profile: Bryce Shuman’s ‘Wood-Fired Flavors’

“I found my way to James Beard-nominated chef Bryce Shuman (and his succulent pork ribs) during the summer of 2020 when he was offering a barbecue rib delivery service in Brooklyn and Manhattan out of the back of his Subaru. The food, the delivery, the entire presentation was flawless, ingenious—beautiful to the eye and supremely mouth-watering.” — Chris Ohlson (Director) Read more on NOWNESS

Views: The ‘Rediscovery’ Of Fogo Island In Canada

A small island off the coast of Newfoundland is redefining itself with the help of a local businesswoman who combined deep pockets with a deep appreciation for the island’s past.

Fogo Island is the largest of the offshore islands of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Town of Fogo Island encompasses Fogo, Joe Batt’s Arm-Barr’d Islands-Shoal Bay, Seldom-Little Seldom and Tilting, with the unincorporated areas of Fogo Island.

Views: Taipei Performing Arts Center In Taiwan

Viewers can explore the interiors of the newly-opened Taipei Performing Arts Center by Dutch studio OMA in this drone video, produced by Shephotoerd Co. Photography.

Opened to the public on 7 August, the Taipei Performing Arts Center is a 59,000-square-metre cultural venue in Taiwan that incorporates three unique theatres.

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Preview: The New Yorker Magazine – August 22, 2022

A person with sunglasses on in repose reading a book.

Nicole Rifkin’s “Sun-Dappled”

The artist on her creative process and finding inspiration among artistic friends. By Françoise Mouly, Art by Nicole Rifkin

Africa’s Cold Rush and the Promise of Refrigeration

For the developing world, refrigeration is growth. In Rwanda, it could spark an economic transformation.

By Nicola Twilley

News: Ukraine’s Defenses Improve As Costs Mount, China’s Economy Slows

A.M. Edition for Aug. 15. Ukraine’s battlefield defense against Russia may be gradually strengthening, but the country is facing a widening financial shortfall.

WSJ reporter Marcus Walker says Kyiv has been forced to print money to cover the cost of fighting Russia’s invasion, which has pummeled Ukraine’s economy. Luke Vargas hosts.

Front Page: The New York Times – August 15, 2022

Some Republicans Make a More Restrained Case for Defending Trump

When some G.O.P. members of Congress attacked the nation’s top law enforcement agencies immediately after the F.B.I.’s search of Mar-a-Lago, it underscored deep fissures within the party.

The Rise of the Worker Productivity Score

Across industries and incomes, more employees are being tracked, recorded and ranked. What is gained, companies say, is efficiency and accountability. What is lost?

Island View: St. Kilda In The Outer Hebrides, Scotland

There is no place like St Kilda. Towering out of the storm-tossed waters of the Atlantic Ocean, its cliffs and sea stacks clamour with the cries of hundreds of thousands of seabirds.

Internationally recognised for its birdlife, St Kilda is no less famous for its human history. A community existed here for at least 4,000 years, exploiting the dense colonies of gannets, fulmars and puffins for food, feathers and oil.

The final 36 islanders were evacuated in 1930. Now uninhabited, visitors can brave the weather to sail to the ‘islands at the edge of the world’ for the experience of a lifetime.

Italian Classics: The ‘Myth’ Behind Riva Aquaramas

During Italy’s post-war boom years, Riva’s glamorous wooden boats were the pinnacle of “la dolce vita” – the Ferraris of motorboats, owned by movie stars, tycoons and royalty. Correspondent Seth Doane takes a spin on the water in a classic Riva; checks out a new edition of the famed Aquarama boat; and learns how the company is working to keep Riva’s spirit alive.

Alberto Galassi is raving about his Riva, a 1970 wooden Aquarama, formed of cedar from Lebanon and mahogany. The CEO of the Ferretti Group, which now owns the Riva boat brand, he took correspondent Seth Doane on a ride on Italy’s picturesque Lake Iseo, racing past Riva’s factory.

“Riva is beyond boating; Riva is a myth,” Galassi said of the classic Riva speedboats, which have been in the hands of royalty, movie stars, rock stars and tycoons. “Let’s be honest. I mean, when you say, ‘I have a Ferrari,’ you need to say you ‘have a car’? Everybody knows what a Ferrari is. Riva is the same thing.”

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