What are we reading? April 18, 2019


Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

Kirk LaPointe, editor-in-chief:

The redacted Mueller report will be interpreted in the days ahead. Might as well judge for yourself. - The New York Times



This McKinsey and Co. report examines how the reinvention of legacy companies might pose as much of a threat as do digital newcomers to industry. - McKinsey Quarterly



Cancer, chemo, months on the couch are not what you’d associate with one of the world’s literary giants. Colm Toibin writes candidly about his new stage of life. - The London Review of Books



Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

Got a spare US$20 trillion kicking around? The global financial system might be short a trillion or two when the climate bill comes calling. - The Telegraph



News flash!: lower gas prices on the horizon – but maybe not in B.C. - Energy Information Administration



A road map primer through Donald Trump's Tariff Land, courtesy of BPE Global



Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor:

Fascinating story on the work of architectural historian Andrew Tallon, who pioneered an effort in 2010 to laser-scan every square centimeter of Notre-Dame in Paris – work that could come in very handy as the effort to rebuild the cathedral gets underway. - The Atlantic



More thoughts on architecture, but this one through the lens of silent cinema – specifically, the work of Buster Keaton, whose movies are stocked with buildings falling apart and otherwise misbehaving in dangerously hilarious ways. A savvy deconstruction of the way the great filmmaker – artist and writer Will Jennings calls him an “anarchitect” –  uses everything from houses to highrises to build his stories. - Lapsus Lima



Tyler Orton, reporter:

Photo essay follows the journey of NYC subway cars’ retirement to the ocean to become artificial reefs. Maybe those aging Expo Line trains will have a place in the Fraser in the coming years … - Atlas Obsura



Is there a little bit of space alien in us? Meteor that hit Earth came from another solar system, opening up the possibility for more of our building blocks to have originated from a different planet. - CNET



Hayley Woodin, reporter:

This year’s Pulitzer Prizes recognized some of the best journalism on the planet, in a year where many journalists found themselves physically and verbally under attack. - CNBC



Mapping the global migration of millionaires. This infographic and explainer point out that even though some 15,000 millionaires left China last year, the country is creating more wealthy individuals than it is losing them. - Visual Capitalist