Every so often, The New Yorker invites Hannah to write an essay. These take a massive amount of research and work. But it’s a labour of love and she never says no.
Her most recent is “What Data Can’t Do” which is about how the power of data can blind us to its weaknesses. To crunch the numbers we must first strip away a lot of the real world’s messy richness. But often it’s the messy richness that we are trying to understand. She’s very proud of this one so you should go read it straight away – https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/29/what-data-cant-do
And her previous ones can be read here:
What Statistics Can and Can’t Tell Us About Ourselves
Why Weather Forecasting Keeps Getting Better https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/01/why-weather-forecasting-keeps-getting-better/amp