Erika Kramer
3 min readDec 30, 2021

The 33 Project

It’s the last post of 2021!

What another weird year! I am truly so thankful for the readers of this little newsletter. It’s been a fun challenge compiling some of my favorite reads and recommendations every week and I am encouraged by all the positive and kind feedback. If you’re up for it, please do share this newsletter so more folks can read it. Thank you, thank you!

On to this week’s recs:

1/ If you’re curious about space and other galaxies, or you just watched Don’t Look Up and want a little more, this article was super cool. Can you imagine seeing the beginning of time?!

More than 30 years after [NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope], its giant successor is designed to see through the most ancient mists of deep space. The farther one looks into the cosmos, the further back in time one goes. When Webb begins work in mid-2022, it will help scientists study some of the earliest light in the universe, as well as peer more closely at planets in other galaxies.


2/ “If you don’t want to ruin a neighborhood, shut the fuck up.” I’m excited to read Jami Attenberg’s new book! More on her below.

3/ Maybe 2022 is the year you get into crypto? Probably not, but if it is, make sure to read this guide.

Bonus end of the year special recs!

A few substacks I’d like to recommend you check out. I’ve followed along and do my best to read them. These are not full on content endorsements, but I find a lot of the writing interesting and worthwhile!

Jami Attenberg’s Craft Talk is excellent for anyone interested in writing or what writers have to say to other writers. I’ve often cited this substack in my weekly roundups as I find Attenberg’s advice to be incredibly encouraging and thoughtful.

Griefbacon is pretty great. So is Deez Links. Also, this is a great daily newsletter for anyone interested in American politics and history.

I have to also include Andrew Sullivan as he was one of my first Substack follows and really consistently delivers thought-provoking content. Sometimes I think, “ohh boy, here we go,” but at the end of the day I’m incredibly thankful for his writing. His deep passion for debate and willingness to…