The group blog of The New Republic
November 25, 2013
Four horses euthanized during filming of the HBO drama Luck after producers ran elderly, underfed animals as if they were racehorses in their prime. Dozens of fish and squid dead from the underwater explosions that dramatize Pirates of the Caribbean. A chipmunk squashed under its handler’s foot on the set of the rom-com Failure to Launch. These are just a few of the bloody incidents catalogued in the investigative report “Animals Were Harmed,” published Monday by The Hollywood Reporter.
What happens when you write a whole book on your BlackBerry? Your thumbs start to hurt, for one.
As a security deal between the U.S. and Afghanistan stalls, this is what the future looks like.
It's time for new stand-ins for war hawks and peace doves.
The first time wealth transformed San Francisco, in the Gold Rush of 1848, the city didn't just get richer, and transform into a place robber barons called home. It also got an influx of new, poor immigrants, many Chinese, who helped build railroads and settled the city into its modern contours.
November 24, 2013
A closer look at Double Down.
Right-wingers here and abroad hate it. But they also hated it when Reagan struck deals with Gorbachev—and the parallels are pretty clear
November 22, 2013
And why we can't let Republicans cut them even more.