My daily reads

imagesPeople ask me what I read daily.  I decided to put together a list.  Just like all of us, sometimes I take a deep dive and sometimes I just scan but I do read all of these in some form on a daily basis and there might be a few more…

New York Times.  I read it cover to cover and always work on completing the crossword.  A daily must.

New York Magazine.  I admit I still love getting the physical magazine.  Their online editorial is really good too.

Twitter.   Who doesn’t read twitter these days?  My number one choice for finding out what is happening.

Dezeen  Excellent daily fix for architecture.

ArchDaily  Another good daily architecture fix.

Remodelista  Have been getting this daily since they launched.  A great sourcebook for interiors
Re/Code   Daily fix top tech news in the morning
TheBroadsheet  Daily news on the World’s most powerful women
Ozy  The Presidential daily brief
Ratter  The underbelly of everything
 EatDrinkLucky  New daily fix on NYC and LA on three topics: eat, drink and lucky.
ReDef  Daily media feed on multiple verticals.  I read the one on fashion everyday but recently signed up for media, tech and music too.
Design Milk Daily  More daily design and architecture
Techcrunch  Daily tech news

Tasting Table  What is happening in the food world from trends to recipes

Eater, Curbed and Racked.  I get the feeds for NY and LA.
Vinepair    Where to learn about wines, beers and spirits
Gear Patrol   Daily magazine for men covering trends, travel, and of course gear.
Hyperallergic   recap on the art world.
Blouinart   Up to the minute news in art, architecture, lifestyle, trends and culture
This does not include all the emails I get from companies where I have purchased items and want to get as an investor from Food52, Mouth, Spoon University, Hey Gorgeous, 20×200 and The Mighty…
New Yorker  a must read
Monthly (because I still love magazines)
Saveur (something does pop in daily to my box from Saveur and I usually scan it)
Food and Wine (daily pop into my box too)
Elle Decor
Vanity Fair
Edible Magazines (East End and Manhattan)
I am sure I am missing a few but this is just top of mind.  Of course, I read AVC every day too and a hand full of other blogs.

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    You’ve mentioned Vinepair before. I’ll try again but I just can’t get a sense of who they are to the NY wine community, or at least my part of it.The architectural ones I’m gonna give a shot at reading though.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Vinepair is growing so there is definitely something there..

      1. awaldstein

        I’ll give it another shot.

  2. Steven Kane

    um, when do you sleep? 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      that is a great question.

  3. drmarasmith

    Thanks for sharing! Clearly you can’t fit too much more in, but maybe you’d like to check out some amazing women writers/thikers..If you don’t get the weekly Brain Pickings newsletter you should try it Maria Popova is brilliant and the things she shares are deep and wonderful – no fluff here. Also The Ann Freidman Weekly is fantastic….

    1. Gotham Gal

      I get the weekly brainpickings. Forgot about that one. Sunday morning read…Will check out Ann Friedman.

      1. drmarasmith

        Great – I think you will really like it!

  4. Ella Dyer

    Excellent variety; I will check out a few on your list. You may also enjoy #TheSkimm.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I know the Skimm.

  5. Kirsten Lambertsen

    As someone who read every U.S. fashion magazine from 1977 to 2007, I’m curious about your opinion on something: fashion magazine covers.It’s my opinion that there hasn’t been a decent fashion mag cover since the 1990’s. They’ve all been awful, utterly uninspiring, with a small handful of exceptions. This month’s American Vogue is a prime example. How is it possible to make Alicia Vikander look drab?The fashion mags have forgotten that they aren’t selling clothes, they’re selling dreams.Curious how you see it…

    1. Gotham Gal

      agree. i have collected the past 25+ years of September issues. it is not about fashion anymore but media fanfare. alas.

  6. Matt Kruza

    What other blogs? curious on that front

    1. Gotham Gal


      1. Matt Kruza

        wasn’t sure if there were more. yep you are one of the four common vc / investor / angel blogs. avc, feld, you and suster. sometimes read mattermark’s daily blog list. but not a valley bro though 😉 midwest! But always enjoy reading yours and refer it often to others

        1. Gotham Gal

          i read feld and suster too. 🙂

  7. gillian britt

    Thank you very much for including Eat Drink Lucky in your daily reads. I’m proud to see it included in such an incredible line up, from the New York Times down!

  8. William Mougayar

    Nice list. Summarized as Fashion, Architecture, Tech, Food and Politics.I suggest check out https://www.farnamstreetblo… . Long pieces with eclectic subjects.

  9. pointsnfigures

    WSJ, great counter point to the Times.

  10. denmeade

    Thank you for sharing this. Brain Pickings and MediaREDEF are two of my favourite emails. I always keep an eye on your Books page. I love the diversity of the ground you cover. Lit Hub ( is one of my regular reads for book ideas.

    1. Gotham Gal

      That’s for sharing!

  11. JLM

    .Damn good list. MarketSnacksJLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

  12. Dan Wick

    This is fab! I just upped my daily game by adding some of these. Thanks for posting!

    1. Gotham Gal

      Brain fuel

  13. LE

    I admit I still love getting the physical magazine.Sounds like you are apologizing … no need for that. There is value in the print vs. online. I get the print WSJ everyday (which I read when I eat dinner) and the NYT on the weekend. I would get it daily but don’t have the time to read at home. Love the real estate section in the weekened edition and use to enjoy reading the engagements in the Styles section (not as good as it used to be for some reason). As well as other parts. The print version forces you to consider things that you would miss online. Last week for example “The Hunt” in the NY Times RE section had a couple and the guy worked for Etsy.

  14. LE

    WSJ is important because it (just like the NYT) influences what others who you do read say and think as well as the media in general. It’s foundational (just like “The Godfather” is to movies..) Doesn’t matter whether you agree with it or not in fact I would argue it has benefit in both cases.

  15. kbb

    Gourmet, Domino. Oh sh*t. Wait, they are gone. A good reason to frequent the monthly magazines you love – even if you only scan them sometimes.