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Brexit Made One U.K. Leader Look Good, and We’re Not Talking Theresa May

bloomberg.com — Leave it to the land of Shakespeare to stage a drama where all the male leads end up dead. The first head to roll after the U.K.'s June 23 vote to leave the European Union was Prime Minister David Cameron's.

Stephen Shore Photography: American Surfaces to Uncommon Places

newrepublic.com — These exhibits are an opportunity to admire the pure power of the camera at a time when many of us regard it as just another app on our smartphones. On social media, we stand in a buffet line of each other's photos, stuffed but never satisfied.

Google Understood My Breakup Better Than I Did

nymag.com — Recently I discovered that Google is more in touch with my emotions than Iam. It was the last stage of a breakup, the coda to the relationship where you air over email your lingering doubts, demands, and disbelief. I still believed I could muster the eloquence and maturity to patch things back together.

The Cure For Fear

newrepublic.com — Klaver found it difficult to talk about her anxiety, even with her husband. Thinking back to the robbery left her feeling even more isolated and vulnerable. "The first seconds, you feel so very, very lonely," she said. She resisted the idea of psychotherapy, with its long sessions devoted to reliving and processing the trauma.

Standing Desk Backlash: A Sitter's Manifesto

newrepublic.com — Sometimes when people give up their seat for me-as they ought-they accompany this generous gesture with the words "I've been sitting all day." "Me too!" I say, happily taking the weight off my feet.

2014 Botched Executions: The Worst Year in Lethal Injection History

newrepublic.com — Now there's Wood in Arizona. Arizona chose to become just the second state to use the same two drugs that Ohio used for McGuire, despite the apparent problems with that execution. A full picture of Wood's death has not yet emerged, but the execution dragged on so long that Wood's lawyers were able to file an appeal in U.S.

The Period, Our Simplest Punctuation Mark, Has Become a Sign of Anger

newrepublic.com — This is an unlikely heel turn in linguistics. In most written language, the period is a neutral way to mark a pause or complete a thought; but digital communications are turning it into something more aggressive.

How Germany's Right-Wing Tabloid Learned to Love Refugees

bloomberg.com — Every year, the newshounds of Germany guiltily anticipate the Sommerloch, or "summer hole." The country goes on holiday, the news cycle begins to moss over, and the conservative national tabloid Bild Zeitung can be counted on to seek strange stories to fill its pages: a bloodthirsty snapping turtle, a man who slashes the linings of above-ground swimming pools, a student who floods his town with sewage.

What’s a Species, Anyways?

newrepublic.com — The search for the red wolf's origins have led scientists to a new theory about how evolution actually works. Photographs by Joel Sartore On November 19, 2013, employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discovered the carcass of a large mammal not far from the North Carolina coast.

How We Live Online

nymag.com — In mid-October, a German lawyer named Chan-Jo Jun filed a criminal complaint with the public prosecutor in Hamburg. Jun practiced IT law in the old Bavarian city of Wurzburg, and he typically handled issues like software license compliance. "Boring stuff basically," he says.
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