With President Obama thisclose to pulling all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, some in the intelligence community are focusing their concerns on what really matters: the fate of their beloved, harmless drone war.
“That’s the main thing: telling these stories, creating this platform, this context for the best possible storytelling.” Oxford American editor Roger D. Hodge, formerly of Harper’s, talks to the Longform Podcast.
Ezra Klein wasn’t on the market for long: the former Washington Post staffer has shacked up with Vox to create, alongside pals Matthew Yglesias and Melissa Bell, a news site born of a question the three had been asking themselves: “Why hadn’t the Internet made the news better at delivering crucial context alongside new information?”
“Joe Smith, in his mid 60s, allowed a young addict to move into a spare bedroom in his large three-bedroom apartment in hopes of gaining rent. Several years later, a fully addicted Joe no longer had a bedroom and as many as 12 to 15 young addicts stayed at any given time.”
Ze said, ze said: Is the English language ready for a gender-neutral pronoun? Probably not, one man says.
You had us at “funky Chaucer reboot.”
Fighting in Syria has killed at least 11,500 people, including 128 in last summer’s chemical attack. Now—joining outbreaks of typhoid, hepatitis, dysentery, tuberculosis, diphtheria and whooping cough—polio is back, with as many as 90,000 people potentially infected.
“I missed the Joe Swanberg movie costarring Lena Dunham because I’m a race traitor.”
And, in case you missed it, Carl the Raping Goat saved Christmas.
Now, why don’t you and your big vagina get out of here: