The Best New Academic Articles, Essays, Talks, Podcasts, Books, and More

Each week we publish curated syllabi featuring pieces that cut across text, video and audio. The curation runs either along thematic lines – e.g. technology, political economy, arts & culture – or by media type such as Best of Academic Papers, Podcasts, Videos. You can also build your own personalised syllabus centered around your interests.

Our approach rests on a mix of algorithmic and human curation: each week, our algorithms detect tens of thousands of potential candidates – and not just in English. Our human editors, led by Evgeny Morozov, then select a few hundred worthy items.

Head over here or scroll on to learn more about our various intellectual goods. Check our latest editions in German, French, Spanish, and Italian.

Our “Cyberflâneur” Series

We also invite interesting people to play with our infrastructure and choose their own favourite pieces. We have featured the likes of Brian Eno, Hito Steyerl, Adam Tooze, Rana Foroohar, Samuel Moyn, Rem Koolhaas, or Shehla Rashid. This week’s Cyberflâneur is Wendy Liu. Check them all out here.

COVID-19 Special Edition

We have a special ‘newsletter’ on the most meaningful new contributions on COVID-19 (including materials in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese). Sign up here. And for the unabridged reading lists.

Our Curated Syllabi

We currently publish 9 curated syllabi each week. Five of which are topic-specific whereas the other four are specific to their content type. Click below to find out more about each one.

More curated syllabi, more topics and new features are in the works.

Personalised Syllabus

You can also build and receive a bespoke syllabus – your own personal research digest – filled with high-quality pieces you won’t easily find elsewhere on topics that matter most to you. We have over 60 topics for you to choose from and you can also specify your media type preferences and whether you’d like to receive material in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian. Take a look.

Interested in learning more about our project? The Correspondent featured an informative piece about our launch.

To give you just a quick flavour of all the wonderful research & writing we uncover each week:

Best of the Week



If you have institutional-grade research needs, get in touch.

You can also listen directly to our various podcasts.

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