The New Republic

Jul 24

“According to Michael Kiefer, a reporter with the Arizona Republic who witnessed the execution, Wood gasped 660 times before he died. …Wood looked “like a fish on shore gulping for air.”” — 2014 Is Already the Worst Year in the History of Lethal Injection

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Jul 23

You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann

By Tom Bissell


Illustration by Gel Jamlang

You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann

By Tom Bissell

Illustration by Gel Jamlang

I Slept Next to the Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 -

Jul 22

The Article That Told the World About the Holocaust
“There are some things so horrible that decent men and women find them impossible to believe, so monstrous that the civilized world recoils incredulous before them. The recent reports of the systematic extermination of the Jews in Nazi Europe are of this order.”

The Article That Told the World About the Holocaust

There are some things so horrible that decent men and women find them impossible to believe, so monstrous that the civilized world recoils incredulous before them. The recent reports of the systematic extermination of the Jews in Nazi Europe are of this order.”

COVER STORY: Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League.
“I used to think that we needed to create a world where every child had an equal chance to get to the Ivy League. I’ve come to see that what we really need is to create one where you don’t have to go to the Ivy League, or any private college, to get a first-rate education.”

COVER STORY: Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League.

I used to think that we needed to create a world where every child had an equal chance to get to the Ivy League. I’ve come to see that what we really need is to create one where you don’t have to go to the Ivy League, or any private college, to get a first-rate education.”

Jul 17

The Crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Is a Game Changer -

Wildfires are destroying whole regions of our country. Let’s not just put them out—let’s prevent them from starting in the first place. 

Wildfires are destroying whole regions of our country. Let’s not just put them out—let’s prevent them from starting in the first place. 

“I wish that every woman whose actions and worth are parsed and restricted, congratulated and condemned in this country might just once get to wheel around—on the committee that doesn’t believe their medically corroborated story of assault, or on the protesters who tell them that termination is a sin they will regret, or on the boss who tells them he doesn’t believe in their sexual choices, or on the mid-fifties man who congratulates them, or himself, on finding them appealing deep into their dotage—and go black in the eyes and say, “I don’t fucking care if you like it.”” —

I Don’t Care If You Like It

Women are tired of being judged by the Esquire metric

Jul 16

This One Graph Explains What Happens When You Give a Child Migrant a Lawyer—And When You Don’t 

This One Graph Explains What Happens When You Give a Child Migrant a Lawyer—And When You Don’t