Party Toaster


Party Like It’s 1789!

A.J. Jacobs | Guardian | 1st October 2022

Account of an attempt to live according to a literal interpretation of the US constitution, as a test of the doctrine of "originalism" now popular on the US Supreme Court. He carries a musket, declines to deal with his publisher's female lawyer — women being denied licences to practice law at the time of the 14th amendment — and distributes incendiary pamphlets  (4,005 words)


If You Wish To Make A Toaster

Hillary Predko | The Prepared | 29th September 2022

Interview with a designer who tried to make a toaster entirely from scratch, refining all of the materials himself to build each component. The process highlighted the complexity of the basic objects we use without thought — all his smelting produced only iron, not steel, and he struggled with the plastic casing. The final object "had the form of a toaster and it sort of worked" (2,077 words)


Browser classified:

Yakread merges all your content—newsletters, bookmarks, tweets, and more—into a single intelligently curated feed. It's great for keeping up with all your subscriptions without feeling overwhelmed. Give it a try.

Want to be the toaster of the town? Always be interesting with the full Browser: get five outstanding articles daily, plus a video and podcast, straight to your inbox.

Join 95,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in
search