Alec Ash


These are the longform articles I'm reading right now (updated automatically via Instapaper):

The Squid Hunter - The New Yorker

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria - The Atlantic

turnrow - The Temple of Earth and I by Shi Tiesheng

Mysterious Circumstances - The New Yorker

The Lost City of Z - The New Yorker

In the Land of Giants - The New York Times

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse | Vanity Fair

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | William Dalrymple | World news | The Guardian

Total recall: the people who never forget | Science | The Guardian

Mao's China: The Language Game | by Perry Link | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

The Parachute Generation - The New York Times

Xenu’s Paradox: The Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard and the Making of Scientology : Longreads


Selected as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

"Compelling and beautifully written" – Prospect

"One of the best I have read" – FT

"Fascinating and insightful"
Paul French