“The Curse of the Bahia Emerald” on Wired
A real-life mystery, full of larger-than-life characters, and the titular emerald that is either worth almost nothing or $925 million. It’s confusing and hard to explain in a short blurb, but fascinating with incredibly compelling illustrations throughout. A great long-read for the weekend.
The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now on Time
Time magazine shares their list of the top 50 podcasts, covering almost every category of podcast out there. There’s true crime (Serial), comedy (2 Dope Queens), interviews (Fresh Air) and pop culture (Gilmore Guys). This is a great guide if you’re looking for a new podcast to listen to or if you don’t know where to start. There’s bound to be a podcast for you on this list. Also, don’t forget about the library’s podcast while you’re thinking about them!
Biographies and Autobiographies on cloudLibrary
You can agree or disagree with the above sentiment, but you can’t discount the draw of reading about other people’s lives, famous or not. We have a great selection of biographies and autobiographies in cloudLibrary, for you to read about people from all walks of life. From life stories of actors and musicians to heartbreaking stories of life in the Jim Crow South and the story of the most studied human in neuroscience, there’s bound to be somebodies life story that you’ll find captivating.