February 2021 update: I don't subscribe to many newsletters anymore, though I've gotten a lot from each of the below at various points.
Email newsletters are undervalued. Here are some of my favorites:
- Money Stuff by Matt Levine
A stupendous amount of good content about, well, money stuff. Publishes almost every weekday. (A favorite.)
- Gwern by Gwern
Stuff Gwern has been reading in genetics, machine learning, social science, and statistics. Publishes once a month. Amazing, intimidating, wonderful.
- Benedict Evans by Benedict Evans
Silicon Valley trends by an a16z partner. Always high quality. Publishes once a week.
- Best of Twitter by Alexey Guzey
Digest of the week's best tweets by Alexey Guzey, who reads a lot of Twitter.
- Import AI by Jack Clark
A friend describes Import AI as "a nice condensed update on AI happenings in the world technically, politically, militarily etc", which seems about right to me.
- Alignment Newsletter by Rohin Shah
Summary of recent developments in AI alignment, curated by Rohin Shah of CHAI, Richard Ngo of DeepMind, and Dan Hendrycks of Berkeley. Publishes weekly.
- Axios China by Bill Bishop
Stories about China, usually on the economy & US-China foreign policy. Publishes once a week. I don't know enough about China to follow many of the stories, but I appreciate the overview. Bishop also writes Sinocism, a daily newsletter also on China.
- Ridgeline by Craig Mod
A man walks in Japan & writes about it. Very beautiful.
- ChinAI by Jeff Ding
At the intersection of China and AI, by Jeff Ding of FHI & CSET. Publishes weekly.
- Future Perfect by Vox
Vox's Effective Altruism vertical in newsletter form. Publishes weekly. I don't read most of the content, but it's interesting to follow what happens to EA as it passes through the Vox filter.