Weekend reading list – week of August 13, 2018

Each week, we share the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of August 13th 2018.

Heaven is a place online
Melanie Beckler talks to angels and can even channel their spirits. For $37 a month, members can unlock a steady stream of blog and video content that, Beckler says, passes through her directly from the archangels during daily communications.
Read it on Digg

The making of Baby One More Time
As the smash hit that changed the musical landscape turns 20, Britney, along with her collaborators, discuss the creation of this pop masterpiece. Without it, there would by no Christina Aguilera, no Katy Perry, no Charli XCX.
Read it on The Guardian

Feels good enough to eat
In China, gristly chicken feet and rubbery slices of jellyfish are gastronomic delicacies. Journalist Josie Delap explores the importance of texture in food.
Read it on 1843 Magazine

Hedy Lamarr: Hollywood star and inventor of WiFi
Upon leaving the movie studios, Hedy Lamarr would rush to her workshop to invent all sorts of technologies. Today, her story is being discovered through a mini-series bio project starring Gal Gadot of Wonder Woman fame.
Read it on Usbek & Rica (French)

Plastic: design’s favourite material
More and more Americans are coming to terms with their wild overuse of plastic. Here’s how we got so dependent on the stuff in the first place.
Read it on Fast Company

In your earbuds: The Habitat
The Habitat is a new nonfiction podcast series by Gimlet Media, which documents the yearlong adventures of a group of people who volunteer for a terrestrial mission simulating life on Mars.
Listen to it on Gimlet

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