ICYMI, News to Read:
- John Pilger’s punchy article, dissenting from the common narrative about Ukraine, in the Guardian.
- Timothy Egan, writing for the New York Times Op-Ed, gets uncharacteristically slammed in comments regarding his defense of Condoleeza Rice, Rutger’s would-be commencement speaker.
- Ken Auletta, writing for the New Yorker, speculating on why New York Times editor Jill Abramson was fired.
- David Bromwich, at the Huffington Post, with a much more controversial, and interesting, theory on Jill Abramson’s firing.
- And Max Fisher’s clarifying graphics on Modi’s Indian election, for Vox.
From the Archives:
- Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston, writing for the The Awl, How Silence Works: Emailed Conversations With Four Trappist Monks
Books to Check Out:
- Thank you for Not Reading, by Dubravka Ugresic. Eastern European exile’s mordant essays on the book industry, culture shock, and “the male literary genius.” A must-read for anyone interested in the publishing business.
- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey A mysterious child appears to a childless couple in the Alaskan wilderness. Is she real?