Quick links for January 9, 2023

Mechanical mockingbirds, about Apple’s new AI-narrated audiobooks. “We’re drawn to stories to be entertained, to learn, and to feel. We don’t come to audiobooks to hear a cheap copy of a performance: we want to hear the stories come to life.”

Everything you didn’t know about The Shining. “Kubrick had to change the original room number to Room 237 for a good reason.”

Ice Bath Business Meetings Are a Thing Now, Apparently. “At nouveau social wellness clubs, like BIÂN, Remedy Place and Bathhouse, executives are able to catch up, exorcise the demons of a flubbed deal, and even interview job applicants…all while submerged in 40-degree water.”

Rian van der Merwe Elezea // The B-Sides