What I’m Reading: 8 Profiles of Fascinating People

From Keanu Reeves to Boris Johnson — read the best profiles on the web today, selected by guest curator, M.G. Siegler, an investor with GV (formerly Google Ventures).

When I look across the articles I’m naturally recommending on Pocket, there’s a clear trend towards interviews and profiles of odd and interesting people.” – M.G.

Chuck Klosterman In Winter (Okay, Mid-Autumn)

Bryan Walsh • Medium

“One of my favorite writers (and thinkers) allows you into his mind just a bit.”

Baker Mayfield Isn’t Afraid of the Hype

Mina Kimes • ESPN

“The quarterback trying to turn around my hometown Cleveland Browns.”

Can Britain’s Top Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble?

David Segal • The New York Times

“A look at the legacy of James Daunt as he takes on perhaps his … most daunting task to date (sorry, had to!).”

It’s Boris Johnson’s Britain Now

Tom McTague • The Atlantic

“Tom McTague writes about Boris Johnson after his landslide victory in the UK a few weeks back.”

So the President Hates My Girlfriend

Sue Bird • The Players’ Tribune

“WNBA star Sue Bird writes about her girlfriend, Megan Rapinoe, during her latest World Cup run.”

Hootie & the Blowfish, Great American Rock Band (Yes, Really)

Jon Caramanica • The New York Times

“Much nostalgia for the once kings of dad rock.”

‘Grief and loss, those things don’t ever go away’

Hadley Freeman • The Guardian

“A surprisingly refreshing and candid chat with Keanu Reeves.”

The Political Targets of Satire

David Marchese • The New York Times

“An even more surprising and refreshing chat with Stephen Colbert.”

About the curator

M.G. Siegler is a general partner at GV (formerly Google Ventures), where he focuses on early-stage investments. He’s been involved in the startup space since 2005, first as a web developer, then as a writer, and most recently as an investor and adviser.

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