Sunday Reader: We Just Turned 1
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Things Fall Apart
A feat of elegant design wowed elite architects and promised to bring education to poor children in Nigeria. Then it collapsed.
25 Minutes - by Allyn Gaestel for The Atavist Magazine

Welcome to the Age of Climate Migration
Extreme weather displaced over a million people last year. It's starting to reshape our nation. (Also Read: Can New York Be Saved in the Age of Global Warming)
  25 Minutes - by Jeff Goodell for Rolling Stone

What is the Perfect Color Worth?
There's an organization of people who make mood boards and discuss film, art, TV and the like in order to essentially set the color agenda for the world's of fashion & design.
30 Minutes - by Sean Flynn for Smithsonian Magazine

The Reckoning
Thirty years ago a team of documentarians introduced the world to an isolated tribed in Papa New Guinea. What happened when the cameras left?
  25 Minutes - by Jeff Goodell for Rolling Stone

The Sugar Conspiracy
Famous Read: In 1972, a British Scientist sounded the alarm that sugar - not fat- was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world's top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
33 Minutes - by Ian Leslie for The Guardian

Steven Pinker & The Radical Case for Optimism
Bill Gates has called both of his books two of the most inspiring he's ever read. He's one of the most influential intellectuals in the world, and he thinks everything going on in the world is A-OK. 
12 Minutes - by Amanda Petrusich for Playboy

This is How The World's Most Covetable Cameras are Made
Hasselbad's cameras start at around $10,000. Take a photographic peak behind the production of one of these beasts.
11 Minutes - by Vlad Savov for The Verge

How Sam Cossman Makes a Living Jumping into Volcanoes
The idealistic entrepreneur turns wild experiences into viral videos into actual science into a going business concern.
  33 Minutes - by Josh Dean for Wired
Editor's Note: 

Our team operates remote and almost entirely over Slack, the uber popular workplace communication app.  We've got subscriber alerts automated and a host of channels dedicated to the various types of content we host for you, our readers (#longform, #music, #quotes, #visuals, to name a few). It's our central nervous system. The beating heart of our hungry operation, if you will. 

True to our ethos of diversifying perspectives by curating and crowdsourcing through good ole' human touch, we want to invite our readers to join our Slack group to further strengthen that philosophy. So, if you're keen to join a group of article, music, podcast, and mixed media content explorers, and help contribute/give the team your feedback on all things New Library, shoot us an e-mail. (

Once we've got a good group together, we'll send out invites, and let our experiment begin. We're (almost) always on there, and we're always looking for a good conversation, article/book recommendation. 

We'll also be proactively reaching out to some of our #powerusers to help us continue to shape and improve the NL experience.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled if you're an NL die-hard. 

Keep it smooth,


P.s., we just turned 1 years old. Woo-hoo. 
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