Cross, Bloom, Soap, Stasi, Queen
Crossword puzzles, disgust about the body, and more
We'd love to have you with us at our daily newsletter, which gives you five recommendations for fascinating stories hand-picked and beautifully summarised. You'll always have something to read about on the way home, talk about over dinner, or tweet about in the elevator.
We curate the best writing based on simple, timeless criteria: Would we go out of our way to recommend the piece to friends? Will it inform and delight the intelligent general reader? Will it still be worth reading a month or a year from now?
Caroline Crampton has written and edited for Granta, the New Humanist, and the Guardian. She is the creator of the golden age detective fiction podcast Shedunnit.
Robert Cottrell was a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and the Economist, writing from Hong Kong, Brussels, and Tokyo. Robert lives in Riga and founded Robert's Books, probably the finest second-hand English language bookshop in the Baltics.
Cecily Giraffe is a giraffe. As a folivore, she regularly browses on the twigs of trees. She's particularly fond of acacia leaves, but she also enjoys excellent articles from around the web. She is widely considered to have the longest neck of any major brand mascot.