Volume 50: New Look + Surprises
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The Sunday Reader
The 'Best of NL' Soundtrack is Our Playlist of Neverending Hits.
Hand-curated from our hand-curated monthly playlists, this is a meta playlist that will be continually updated. Feel confident clicking shuffle and never skipping. 
The Agency
An investigation into the Russian troll farm called the Internet Research Agency.
20 Minutes - by Adrien Chen for The New York Times 

Why Silicon Valley Billionaires Are Planning For The Apocalypse in New Zealand
How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy properties across the Pacific. 
25 Minutes - by Mark O'Connell for The Guardian 

Vice's Action Bronson Problem
Vice has turned the rapper Action Bronson into a television star, but in conversations with Spin, over a dozen sources at the company say his disruptive presence and rude behavior is everything they're seeking to eradicate from the company. 
12 Minutes - by Jordan Sargent for Spin

Inside the Desperate Fight to Keep Old TV's Alive
Devotees of the tube TV are navigating a difficult transition between simply maintaining an aging device and preserving a piece of technological history.
18 Minutes - by Adi Robertson for The Verge

Famous Speech: FDR's Fireside Chat
Given 8 days after his inauguration, FDR started his speech with, "I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking." He goes on to explain why he closed the nation's banks to save the economic system from an all-out crisis.
9 Minutes - by Franklin Delano Roosevelt for the United States

A Chinese Casino Has Conquered A Piece of America
Construction workers maimed and killed. Millions paid to the governor's family. An impossibly lucrative gambling operation. And all on U.S. soil. 
25 Minutes - by Matthew Campbell for Bloomberg 
Over the past 50 weeks we've been honing the vision for New Library and today we're excited to make a few big announcements.
  1. New branding. Pretty snazzy, huh? 
  2. Choose your preferred frequency. Listen, we get it, emails aren't always easy to keep up with. Now you can change the frequency at which you receive New Library. Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun? Or how about Tues-Thurs-Sun? Just Sunday? Just Mon-Fri? Decide what's right for you. We support your decision!
  3. Daily Word Scrambles. We know most of us read New Library in the morning when the brain is still half asleep. We felt a word scramble is the perfect way to get you to think... not too hard, but juuust enough. 
  4. The Best Of Playlist. The monthly Spotify playlists are something we put our heart, ears, and musical soul into. We will continue rolling these out on the 1st of every month, but in case you wanted to hear our team's favorite couple of tracks from each monthly, we created the "Best Of" playlist. Share with friends. Have a good time.
  5. Purpose. New Library has an ambition that goes beyond serving up images, quotes, news, and longform content. We made NL because we needed one single reliable source that refused to click-bait, alarm, and bias readers. By reading New Library, you can spend less time scrolling mindlessly through the internet's garbage. We're gem extractors and we want you to feel confident that you'll get the shiniest diamonds, right here at NL. 
Now, this is the part where we ask you for a favor (and we promise these will be few and far between). New Library grows entirely from word of mouth. Tomorrow we're sending out Monday's Daily email per usual. Except this one will start off with a note explaining why your friend will enjoy New Library... So please, forward tomorrow's email to one person. If everyone does this, we'll double in size! Math. 

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