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The New Yorker
“The Magician’s Land,” “Bulletproof Vest,” and other titles reviewed in the Briefly Noted section of the issue: nyr.kr/1sCN2XU
“For him, comedy was smaller than life.” Kelefa Sanneh on @BillCosby’s legacy: nyr.kr/1oZA68D
Is it possible to control cancer without killing it? Jerome Groopman on an experimental new drug: nyr.kr/1ufJ0Fo
From #TNYarchive: @raffiwriter on an audacious plan to create an energy source that could save Earth from catastrophe nyr.kr/1AHCzLl
Dollar stores are doing well not because the economy is improving but because the income disparity has widened: nyr.kr/1AHnucN
David Denby on “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” a “romantic drama measured out in teaspoons of misery” nyr.kr/1ADOhXj
.@CharlayneHG on what the Pistorius-Rice moment teaches us about dealing with violence against women: nyr.kr/1sCrScv
Throughout the years of the Cold War, a subgenre of cartoons flourished, poking fun at the humble Russian inventor: nyr.kr/1AGoRbz
Why @tnyfrontrow finds Pascale Ferran’s new film to be “an artistic disaster, but a fascinatingly symptomatic one” nyr.kr/1sCCdFf
.@BorowitzReport: White House Vows to Use Every Synonym for War Against ISIS nyr.kr/1AHFHHd
A short story by Danielle McLaughlin, published in this week’s issue of the magazine: nyr.kr/1sCCvMr
Out Loud Podcast: Kelefa Sanneh, @asarahlarson, and @magger discuss the complicated life of Bill Cosby nyr.kr/1AHlKjE
A complete retrospective of the Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien's work opens tonight at @MovingImageNYC: nyr.kr/1qCxW46
.@JohnCassidy on the conservatives who praised Obama’s ISIS speech: nyr.kr/1sCxjYY
“There is hope…in the sharing of stories and difficult conversations.” @CharlayneHG on Oscar Pistorius and Ray Rice: nyr.kr/1sCrScv
In 1994, David Remnick heard Ian Paisley preach in Belfast: “His power is physical—more particularly, vocal.” nyr.kr/1sBT3UH
Will we ever be able to erase memories and reactivate them at will? @mkonnikova on a series of new studies: nyr.kr/1sBPfTx
.@EricKlinenberg on his terrifying encounter with a snake: “City life doesn’t teach you how to deal with this.” nyr.kr/1AGuIxG
This week, @tedcruz delivered “a stirring speech with an unlikely twist,” raising a good point about campaign finance nyr.kr/1AGneLc
In this week’s issue, John Lahr takes an in-depth look at Al Pacino’s career and legacy: nyr.kr/1CIEIds pic.twitter.com/106arh5fWW
On this week’s Political Scene podcast, William Finnegan and George Packer discuss income inequality: nyr.kr/1ADUUcn
A primer on the Scottish independence vote, by @JohnCassidy: nyr.kr/1weXirZ
In the new British prison drama “Starred Up,” David Denby writes, “you’re held by every exchange, every fight” nyr.kr/1ADOhXj
“I’ve seen Stonehenge. Next?” @Rebeccamead_NYC on why the bucket list privileges a restless consumption of culture: nyr.kr/1ACVeYA
Who is the video-game developer behind the recent #gamergate debate? @SimonParkin on Zoe Quinn: nyr.kr/WDZFoA
Through his stunning photos of the WTC in the early morning hours, Konstantin Petrov left behind “a ghostly record” nyr.kr/1qJkvzz
.@sfj shares a track-by-track guide to the new U2 album, which he calls a “modern-rock wet wipe” nyr.kr/1wg1JTo
RT @CultureDesk: Nick Paumgarten on trying to remember what life was like the day before 9/11. nyr.kr/1qKJnXJ
How Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno’s early critiques of pop culture can help us think about society today: nyr.kr/1qD6gMr
Podcast: William Finnegan and George Packer discuss fast-food workers’ fight for a higher minimum wage nyr.kr/1ADUUcn
“[Obama], who only last year talked about winding down the ‘war on terrorism,’ has come a long way.” —@JohnCassidy nyr.kr/ZhUWLr
.@jaycaspiankang on why tonight’s Ravens-Steelers game “will feel more like a weird, dutiful sideshow” nyr.kr/1qKfZAQ
In 2001, Konstantin Petrov photographed quieter moments at the WTC’s sky-top restaurant: nyr.kr/1wf1yI0 pic.twitter.com/nNaeOTnV6J
.@PGourevitch: “Nothing that Obama said in his speech was as revealing as what he didn’t say.” nyr.kr/1ADKN7i
Why Google and other bigger Silicon Valley companies opted out of Internet Slowdown Day: nyr.kr/1qKHSc5
RT @emilynussbaum: A blog post on my new beloved sour-sitcom, FX’s “You’re the Worst” nyr.kr/1AD5joq
Are You Ready for Some Football? @jaycaspiankang wonders who is going to say yes tonight: newyorker.com/news/sporting-…
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“I want you to know I’ve never been happier. You made my life.” A 9/11 hero and his love story: nyr.kr/1qMfKDV #TNYarchive
.@Rebeccamead_NYC on bucket lists and “the YOLO-ization of cultural experience” nyr.kr/1ACVeYA
.@Andrew_Solomon on the terrifying dilemma facing pregnant women who suffer from depression: nyr.kr/1qJrybF
Today’s Daily Cartoon: If the @nfl ran Homeland Security nyr.kr/1qJD7j2
RT @tnyphotobooth: A search for images predating #September11 revealed the prolific photography of a WTC electrician nyr.kr/1qJkvzz
In a special @talkofthetown section following the September 11th attacks, nine writers grappled with the tragedy: nyr.kr/1qJnMis
“It was a businesslike address rather than an inspiring one.” @JohnCassidy on Obama’s speech and his war on ISIS: nyr.kr/ZhUWLr
A look back at James B. Stewart’s 2002 story on 9/11 hero Rick Rescorla: nyr.kr/1qMfKDV #TNYarchive
At 74, Al Pacino sometimes asks himself, “When am I just gonna sit back & smell the golf balls?” The answer: not soon nyr.kr/1CIEIds
Obama’s Coalition of the Willing and Unable: @JeffShesol examines last night’s speech nyr.kr/1xNl4gp
Knut Egil Wang photographs the Norwegian ritual of spending weeks in Mediterranean beach towns each year: nyr.kr/1qMaZKz