The New Republic

Jul 29

(Source: thekhooll, via metropotamia)

The West Has Cornered Putin—and That's When He's Most Dangerous -

What would you do if you found out that you didn’t need to die? Because soon, that could be true. 
Illustration by Hsiao-Ron Cheng.

What would you do if you found out that you didn’t need to die? Because soon, that could be true. 

Illustration by Hsiao-Ron Cheng.

Old fear-mongering coal industry ads: “What time is the electricity on today?”

Old fear-mongering coal industry ads: “What time is the electricity on today?”

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.”