An account of Yukon Quest, Alaska’s grueling, thousand-mile dog sled race.
Thursday, March 7
Wednesday, March 6
“Modern writing at its worst does not consist in picking out words for the sake of their meaning and inventing images in order to make the meaning clearer. It consists in gumming together long strips of words which have already been set in order by someone else, and making the results presentable by sheer humbug.”
Emily Nussbaum is a television critic at The New Yorker.
"I actually feel this kind of crazy cause ... because TV is condescended to, has been put down and treated like it's junk, and TV deserves to have the kind of criticism that expects it to be great. To me it's a really engaging and satisfying cause, no matter whether I'm praising or criticizing something."
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A son tries to make sense of his mother’s end.
Tuesday, March 5
A history of how Tuareg separatists, jihadists seeking a “desert caliphate,” cigarette smugglers, and narcotraffickers have turned Northern Mali into “the globe’s most significant terrorist threat.”
The impact of the oil and gas booms taking place all over the world, and our future on fossil fuels.