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Pollock’s Chiseled Curves and Narcissism’s New Face: Today’s TNR Reader
September 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.

A Reporter Inside Romneycare, Mental Illness Outside the Brain, and How We Imagine Jesus: Today’s TNR Reader
September 18, 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! Scientists have categorized psychiatric illnesses as brain disorders since the '90s. So what has changed?  Wilson Quarterly  | 16 min (4,042 words) The law Romney won’t talk about: How Romneycare transformed Massachusetts.  Esquire | 22 min (5,574 words) Peter Kaplan is the last romantic of the New York media scene.

Three Things We Learned from the Secret Romney Video
September 17, 2012

It’s official: Mitt Romney does not want the votes of 47 percent of the electorate. Or so the Republican presidential candidate says in a videotape shot at a fundraiser and obtained by Mother Jones.

A Murder in the Park, Boroughs in Books, and a Totally Amazeballs Dictionary: Today’s TNR Reader.
September 17, 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's the true story of Obama's first term?

Atheism in Playboy, Jane Austen in your Brain, and the Death of Unions: Today’s TNR Reader
September 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. Enjoy! Unions are dying. For the sake of America, should liberals join the fight? The American Interest | 29 min (7,292 words) Your brain on Jane Austen: A Stanford MRI study shows that literary reading could make us smarter.

Ping-pong, Big Brother, and Intergalactic Germs: Today’s TNR Reader
September 13, 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 do the Chinese dominate at ping-pong? Chris Beam takes a stab at the country’s national pastime.GQ | 17 min (4,185 words) Germs and the galaxy: How NASA makes sure that we don’t accidentally colonize other planets.The Atlantic | 6 min (1,552 words) Poetry and sorcery: W.B. Yeats's career as a magician.Lapham's Quarterly | 14 min (3,464 words) Our surveillance keeps growing.

Libidinous Laws, Hacker Ethics, and the Jungle Girl: Today’s TNR Reader
September 12, 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! Is our cultural obsession with tech prodigies making hackers into heroes?NYRB | 19 min (4,817 words) Nearly four decades ago, a child went missing in the jungle.

Mac’n’Cheese, Jargonese, and Disillusioned Homecomings: Today’s TNR Reader
September 10, 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! Kraft in Canada: Mac and cheese and the Canadian psyche.Walrus Magazine |23 min (5,723 words) The Kashmiris who left to fight for their liberation are coming home. What happens next?Caravan Magazine |32 min (8,182 words) The weirdest kids’ show ever: “Adventure Time” is totally avant-garde but still totally relatable. The Guardian |4 min (931 words) Should academic-speak be subject to the red pen?

Books as Objects, Sentences as Art, and the Secret Behind an Eight-Million-Dollar Sports Empire: Today’s TNR Reader
September 05, 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! Martin Amis in America: The British writer battles his demons abroad. Smithsonian Magazine | 10 min (2,585 words) Christopher R.

Robot Romney, Cutting Brains, and Britain’s Real-Life Men In Black: Today’s TNR Reader
September 04, 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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