Sunday Morning Coffee Reads, Vol. 211

From the extreme lengths restaurant owners employ to court critics to the man-made world's mimicry of natural design, this week's Sunday Morning Coffee Reads has it all. Pour your coffee, grab a comfy seat and enjoy the reads.

1. Spies, Dossiers, and the Insane Lengths Restaurants Go to Track and Influence Food Critics

By Jessica Sidman | Washingtonian | 12 mins

Restaurant critics

2. Hanging Out: 21st Century Teens

By Alessandra Sanguinetti and Joy Shan | California Sunday Magazine | 7 mins

Teens hanging out

3. ‘Insecure’ No More, Yvonne Orji Still Enjoys Cheap Pizza

By Valeriya Safronova | The New York Times | 5 mins

Pizza NYC

4. Soon the particular solitude of the lighthouse keeper will be lost to automation

By Diego Vivanco | Aeon | 5 mins

Lighthouse

5. The man-made world is horribly designed. But copying nature helps.

By Christopher Haubursin | Vox | 7 mins

Biomimicry