Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fw: Our Lost Common Language, the Trials in Baltimore, and More



On Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:32 PM, The New Yorker <NewYorker@newsletter.newyorker.com> wrote:


071416 Daily Newsletter - The New Yorker
The New Yorker
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Cultural Comment

When Words Aren't Enough

In Dallas, Obama pleaded for all Americans to talk more honestly and openly. But without a common language, the challenge is daunting.

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Currency

The Great L.E.D. Quandary

Long-lasting bulbs may be the first mass-consumer product of the twenty-first century to challenge planned obsolescence.

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Benjamin Wallace-Wells

Freddie Gray and Faded Promises

Whatever the consequences of Gray's death, they will probably not include long prison sentences for police.

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John Cassidy

Theresa May's Uphill Battle

The new British Prime Minister's term in office will be largely defined by how she deals with Brexit and the economy.

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Page-Turner

Lost and Found in Translation

How Yves Bonnefoy set out to unite the often incompatible traditions of French and English-language poetry.

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PAID POST

"Terrifically vivid." —New York Times

 
Elements

Darkness Falls on Dinosaurs

A paper just published in Scientific Reports has named another possible conspirator to explain the extinction of nature's most charismatic animals. 

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Sarah Larson

The Bold Ambition of "Invisibilia"

In its second season, the blockbuster podcast has put forth an encouraging message: that systems can change.

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Daily Shouts

My Pokémon Go Diary

Now I have a tiny computer in my pocket, and I am middle-aged. This is not how I thought my life would go.

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Daily Cartoon

Daily Cartoon

Thursday, July 14th.

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