4 stars Loving Lies | Air Mail Glass made headlines in 1998 when he was fired by the New Republic for inventing characters, scenes, and entire articles for that magazine and several others. The tale of his downfall became a Hollywood film called Shattered Glass,
4 stars Rowing, Steering, Anchoring, Equity, Mutiny | Cold Takes This is a great framework, and it’s followed by a bunch of thoughtful (if high-level) …
4 stars Paul McCartney Doesn’t Really Want to Stop the Show | New Yorker Early evening in late summer, the golden hour in the village of East Hampton. …
4 stars The Triumph and Terror of Wang Huning | Palladium I worry sometimes that I send too many articles about China. Partly because while I aim impos…
3 stars The housing theory of everything | Works in Progress Very compelling: Try listing every problem the Western world has at the moment. Along with…
Travelling for the next five weeks, so no promises this goes out each Sunday. But travel also means intermittent downtime for reading, so there’s some …
Very, very good pieces this week. 4 stars E-Mail from Bill | New Yorker Delightful, excellent piece from 1993 that — I imagine — is even better with hi…
3 stars Can Progressives Be Convinced That Genetics Matters? | New Yorker Harden understands herself to be waging a two-front campaign. On her left are…
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