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Here are email newsletters that the Review Geek team (and the larger Lifesavvy Media family) love to read. They are about different topics and hobbies, and some are updated more often than others. But they are all good to read and they are all free. We hope you enjoy them.
- New York Times Morning Newsletter: NYT has an astonishing amount of newsletters on a variety of topics, but for a basic overview of US-focused news, I stick to the popular morning option. It contains short summaries of the magazine’s biggest stories from the previous day, with a few more easier choices for pop culture, cooking or anything else that catches the editor’s eye. It helps that all this is a free glimpse of Times usually paid subscription.
- Stretechery: Stratechery takes deep editorial dives into the technology industry’s news and breaks down complex topics with surprising grace. The site offers a semi-daily news update for paid subscribers, but a weekly article is published for free via email, and it is always worth researching to gain a better understanding of complex current technology.
- Morning Brew: This finance-oriented newsletter gives you a brief report on today’s markets and then follow it up with short summaries of today’s biggest business news. If it sounds dry, think again: the stories can range from satirical to surprisingly light-hearted. The section on trivia and games at the end of the newsletter is a fun dessert.
- Benedict Evans: For a more general technical editorial, check out this weekly newsletter from analyst Benedict Evans. It covers 10-20 articles that readers must check out, with short summaries and relevant points from each. The perspective is financially sloping, so it is a good connection to Morning Brew (no wording intended).
- This week’s daily top 10: Periodical magazine The week focuses on politics and other current events with an attempt at broad perspectives. The Top 10 newsletter delivers exactly 10 stories each day of the week, usually links to other news sources after delivering a summary paragraph. As a super-fast, super-focused summary of politics, it’s hard to beat. The week also offers more detailed newsletters about positive news, business, gossip, parenting and photojournalism.
- BikeRumor: We have at least one bike nut in our team, and BikeRumor feeds their need for juicy news from the bike world. The newsletter contains highlights from the website’s posts as well as information about new roads, mountains, gravel bikes and beyond, plus accessories, premium parts and general fitness information.
- Submishmash Weekly: Of course, we have many authors in the team, so the freelance authoring platform Submittable can be found in some of our bookmark folders. The site’s newsletter Submishmash is primarily a list of writing contests and magazines that accept fiction and essays, but it also has some wonderful choices for short articles on various topics.
- Rock Paper Shotgun: RPS is one of the best places to find recommendations for smaller and less conventional PC games, both new and old. The newsletter is available in two variants: a weekly set of game news and reviews, and a daily summary of more or less everything that goes up on the website. Please note that the website is U-based, so the availability of the game may vary slightly depending on your region.
- Rotten tomatoes: The official newsletter for this combined movie website contains the latest news on the production, release and impact of big and small movies. This is a good place to start if you want the latest information on both the movies and the movie industry (minus celebrity worship) from a variety of sources.
- NPR’s new normal: This daily news update from the US National Public Radio provides important updates on the expanded COVID-19 pandemic, especially the US handling of it (or lack thereof). Since the virus affects all corners of medicine, sociology, politics and the media, it is a good way to keep an eye on the latest developments, especially if you or someone you know is at high risk.
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