Category Archives: This Week’s Picks

The Week in Review: Endless Summer

Summer unofficially kicked off last Monday (at least here in the U.S.) and with it came a surf-sized wave of articles about things to read, eat, drink and listen to, as well as places to go, and what to wear. … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Graduation Season

For college students, summer’s here. With graduation comes the inevitable commencement speech, a half-hour of sage advice doled out by celebrated alumni and big thinkers—everyone from actors to professors and even the Secretary of State. Not surprisingly, the event draws … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: #BringBackOurGirls

One month after their abduction, nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls are still waiting to be rescued. Considered ransom by Islamic radicals Boko Haram (loosely translated as “non-Muslim teaching is forbidden”), the girls are being kept in exchange for the release of … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup polling found that, compared to water pollution, animal extinction and the destruction of tropical rain forests, only a third of voters are … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Billions Cast Their Ballots

This week saw the close of the most democratic month in human history. For India’s 815 million eligible voters, the long and pricey journey to find a new prime minister was a healthy exercise: voter turnout in April averaged a … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: The Immortal Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez

Last Thursday, the Colombian author and journalist Gabriel García Márquez died in Mexico City at the age of 87. But as even his most casual readers know, the writer had long lived with one foot in the grave. When he … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known popularly as Obamacare. Introduced to the House of Representatives in 2009, the bill faced savage opposition from … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and had been for over two years. Known as Heartbleed, the bug exposed a critical security flaw in a devastating place: a website’s URL. … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Renaissance Television

Couch potatoes, rejoice (be sure to stretch first): TV’s here to stay. Our changing media habits haven’t traded depth for distribution. Shows like Game of Thrones, Mad Men and Justified prove that we crave substance, surprise and storytelling in equal … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: The Real March Madness Has Begun

Hope you didn’t need to heed the Ides of March—it just meant that college basketball’s beloved tournament season was halfway through, and finally taking shape. With April now just days away, remaining teams are playing some of the world’s best … Continue reading

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