Weekly Roundup: What To Read This Weekend


This week: celebrities caught reading, sleeping on a gallery’s robotic beds, the upside of daydreaming and more.

Instruments: This website will turn your name into a drumbeat. Here’s ours, via Type Drummer.

Art: A London art gallery is inviting people to spend the night on robotic beds that slowly roam around, via The Guardian.

Music: Maybe it’s the weather—or the Brian Wilson biopic out this month—but the Beach Boys are on repeat. Hear them raw in the studio in 1964, via YouTube.

Focus: Science says daydreamers are better at solving complex problems (a longer read, so, you know, feel free to let your mind wander), via Fast Company.

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Books: Candid photos of celebrities reading, from Jane Birkin and Billie Holiday to Ryan Gosling and Ray Charles, via Pinterest.

Word: strikhedonia (n.; Greek): the pleasure of being able to say, “Oh, who cares?”

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Photography by Angi Welsch.