The New Republic Staff

Fashionable Romanticism, stopping the presses, and Wilde's witticisms: Today's TNR Reader
December 06, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Does the acid kaleidoscope of fashion month mark the return of Romanticism?Los Angeles Review of Books | 19 min (4,700 words) Vanishing point: How a 1962 strike foreshadowed the newspaper industry's slow decline.  Vanity Fair | 23 min (5,821 words) What's interesting about "interesting"?

Hazardous happiness, dangerous digital goods, and marking LA gang territory: Today's TNR Reader
November 29, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! How one thousand conquered one million: The rebel movement's baffling march on Goma.Foreign Policy | 11 min (2,868 words) The Myth of Happy: Do we spend too much time worrying about our happiness? Boston Review | 6 min (1,398 words) What do a smart bomb and a smartphone have in common?

Divine political comedy, silver screen revisionism and Lance Armstrong's legacy: Today's TNR Reader
November 27, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Rhetoric of the sacred: The religious response to the critics of Planned Parenthood. Religion and Politics | 12 min (2,932 words) Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and the politics of political comedy.Vogue | 13 min (3,325 words) The compulsive revisionism of Oliver Stone. Harper's | 4 min (983 words) The Armstrong era: David Runciman on doping, cheating, and Lance's legacy. London Review of Books | 23 min (5,736 words)

Poorly-parented pupils, Kofi Annan's model morality, and dying jazz: Today's TNR Reader
November 26, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Why are American students doing so poorly? Blame the parents. The Nation | 10 min (2,553 words) Why is the world convinced of the perfect morality of Kofi Annan? The New York Review of Books | 13 min (3,140 words) The hungry ego: Adam Kirsch on why vanity is the writer's nagging, eternal plague. Poetry | 14 min (3,584 words) Jazz is dying.

TNR’s 12 Best Campaign Stories of 2012
November 22, 2012

From an ex-Mormon missive to a Tagg tale, here are the stories that helped shape the conversation in ’12.

Lone Ranchers, Password Privacy and the Queen of Lowbrow: Today's TNR Reader
November 21, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Crippling drought, soaring land prices: Is this the end of the cattle ranch as we know it? Texas Monthly | 36 min (8,928 words) Hacked: Why passwords can't protect us anymore. Wired | 23 min (5,770 words) How Ian McEwan became Britain's cultural historian. Los Angeles Review of Books | 8 min (2,012 words) Queen of Lowbrow: Whitney Cummings's crusade to be taken seriously. New York | 10 min (2,596 words)

The Theater of War, Art Arguments, and Business Game Theory: Today’s TNR Reader
November 20, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! What is the problem with the Red Cross?

Mobile Murders, Jerusalem Life, and the New GOP: Today’s TNR Reader
November 19, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Mobile killers: A strange, modern African murder mystery in the lawless dystopia of eastern Congo. GQ | 36 min (8,970 words) If newspapers die, will good citizenship die with them?

Reckless Reporters, Object Obsessions, and the Western Boogeyman: Today's TNR Reader
November 15, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Could online education be the death knell for the university? The Guardian | 15 min (3,700 words) In Mexico, drug lords warn journalists they plan to attack with a cautionary phone call.  Why do reporters ignore it? NYRB | 16 min (3,893 words) Why did Orhan Pamuk make a museum?

Creative Culture, Bin Ladenism, and an Exercise in Equality: Today’s TNR Reader
November 14, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home.

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