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The Line Between Terrorism and Mental Illness

newyorker.com — When Corporal Nathan Cirillo stood guard on Wednesday morning at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, which stands kitty-corner from Canada's Parliament, he carried a rifle that was unloaded. Although the sentries at the monument are real soldiers, their presence is more about preserving the dignity of the monument than defending against violent attacks.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @HeerJeet: Inspired by recent Canadian events I write about the nexus between political violence & mental illness for @NewYorker http://…

Oct 25, 2014

What happens when mental illness and radical jihadist ideology meet? newyorker.com/news/news-desk…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @HeerJeet: Inspired by recent Canadian events I write about the nexus between political violence & mental illness for @NewYorker http://…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @HeerJeet: Inspired by recent Canadian events I write about the nexus between political violence & mental illness for @NewYorker http://…

Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Quarantining Wolf Blitzer

newyorker.com — WASHINGTON, D.C. ( The Borowitz Report) - Amid concerns that the spreading fear of Ebola has become a greater threat than the virus itself, a new poll shows that a majority of Americans favor a quarantine of the CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @NewYorker: .@BorowitzReport: Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Quarantining Wolf Blitzer nyr.kr/1sn9HD6

Oct 25, 2014

Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Quarantining Wolf Blitzer newyorker.com/humor/borowitz… via @newyorker

“Too Much Johnson,” All Welles

newyorker.com — News of the rediscovery and preservation of sixty-six minutes of footage shot by Orson Welles in 1938 made me both eager and skeptical. The film was intended to serve as prologues to the three acts of Welles's stage production of the play "Too Much Johnson"; its seemingly miraculous reappearance and restoration could, I feared, prove to be of greater interest than the material itself, which was unveiled at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival last month.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @goingson: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, lost streets of New York, 1938—Too Much Johnson, rediscovered & restored @MoMAFilm 5PM http://t.…

“The Princess Bride,” the Movie that Won the Internet

newyorker.com — "The Princess Bride" has found a special place in the pop-culture pantheon, but it was not an easy or straightforward process. William Goldman's screenplay floundered in development, passing from studio to studio and from director to director until, finally, it was taken up by Rob Reiner.
Oct 25, 2014

ICYMI… I didn't really like the new book about Princess Bride *ducks* newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

Oct 25, 2014

The Movie That Won the Internet newyorker.com/culture/cultur… via @newyorker “Princess Bride” > I guess people love it.

Oct 25, 2014

RT @atotalmonet: This post has everything—fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles! newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

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Crisis in Mexico: The Disappearance of the Forty-Three

newyorker.com — Every morning, the newspapers in Mexico City announce how many days it has been since forty-three students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School disappeared while in Iguala, Guerrero. On Friday, the number-twenty-eight days-was accompanied by an announcement that the governor of Guerrero state, Ángel Aguirre Rivero, had finally resigned after weeks of outrage over the violence and lawlessness that marked his tenure.
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How to Write a Sentence

newyorker.com — Well, here you are, looking at this, trying, hoping, floundering, scrabbling, wishing, dying to find out the mystery of "how to" write a sentence. Or possibly you have tried write sentence and failed utterly. Never mind and never fear. I am an, thankfully, expert of sentences. Read on and be disbelieving!
Oct 25, 2014

RT @NewYorker: “Mistakes are whom makes us what we are.” How to write a sentence, in @tnyshouts: nyr.kr/10rAaK8

Oct 25, 2014

Sums up my week. RT @NewYorker: “Mistakes are whom makes us what we are.” How to write a sentence, in @tnyshouts: nyr.kr/10rAaK8

Oct 25, 2014

“You ought always, and in everything you do, to begin a sentence at the beginning.” newyorker.com/humor/daily-sh… ht @nycsouthpaw

Oct 25, 2014

"Never mind and never fear. I am an, thankfully, expert of sentences. Read on and be disbelieving!" - The New Yorker ow.ly/DkbrG

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Why We’ll Pay More for Cereals with Ancient Grains

newyorker.com — About a year ago, marketers at General Mills started noticing that food made with so-called "ancient grains"-quinoa, millet, spelt, and so on-was selling really well. "We had heard the term," Alan Cunningham, a marketing manager in the cereal division, told me, but they hadn't spent a lot of time researching the ingredients.
Oct 24, 2014

A new version of Cheerios will have "ancient grains." But it only *sounds* healthier. nyr.kr/ZQuTeb