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newyorker:

Robin Wright on the Kurds’ bid for nationhood: http://nyr.kr/1jD8ZUS

“Most of the outside world opposes Kurdish independence, because of the precedent it would set and the potential instability it would create. It’s one issue about which the United States, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia, and China—despite their profound differences over Syria—all agree.”

Photograph: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty

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newyorker:

Jon Meacham remembers John Seigenthaler, who died last week at eighty-six: http://nyr.kr/1qDSt5E

“If journalism really is the first rough draft of history—the phrase is Philip Graham’s—then it requires at least a few practitioners with an epic sensibility and an appreciation of the possibilities of political life. Seigenthaler had both.”

Photograph by Mark Humphrey/AP.

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COMING BACK TO THE LAB AFTER LEAVING THE UNDERGRAD ALONE DURING LUNCH

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

When I have to look through someone else’s data, code, and analysis.

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newyorker:

Why are there so many varieties of mustard—yellow, spicy, Dijon, honey—while there’s only one kind of ketchup? Read Malcolm Gladwell’s 2004 story, available in our archive: http://nyr.kr/TXVWRF

Photograph: Martin Parr/Magnum.

Fascinating.

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fallontonight:

sarahbeth6bee:

This pretty much says it all. 

Kevin Hart takes his fear of roller coasters head on on The Tonight Show!

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stlcardinals:

3 days. 3 homers. All hail #BatAdams.