Category Archives: Opinion

Previews: The Economist Magazine- February 4, 2023

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The Economist – February 4, 2023 issue:

Joe Biden’s effort to remake the economy is ambitious, risky—and selfish

But America’s plan to spend $2trn could help save the planet

Nagging questions over the Adani empire won’t go away

A short-seller’s report raises uncomfortable questions for India’s policymakers, too

Why the West’s oil sanctions on Russia are proving to be underwhelming

Another embargo comes into force on February 5th. Manage your expectations

Previews: The Atlantic Magazine – March 2023

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The Atlantic Magazine – March 2023 issue:

We’ve Lost the Plot

Illustration: small abstract human figure stands in between rows of huge glowing smartphone screens
SHIRA INBAR

Our constant need for entertainment has blurred the line between fiction and reality—on television, in American politics, and in our everyday lives.

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alleged Crimes Have Real Victims

What FTX customers lost may not impoverish them, but they were still cheated.

THE NARCISSISM OF THE ANGRY YOUNG MEN

What to do about the deadly misfits among us? First, recognize the problem.

Previews: The New Yorker Magazine- February 6, 2023

An illustration by Malika Favre. It shows the back of a couple walking on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Art by Malika Favre

The New Yorker – February 6, 2023:

When Law Enforcement Alone Can’t Stop the Violence

Corey Winfield leans through the window of a car, photographed by Rahim Fortune.

Amid a murder crisis in America, community-based solutions have received a flood of funding. How effective are they?

Hildegard of Bingen Composes the Cosmos

How a visionary medieval nun became a towering figure in early musical history.

The Hunt for Russian Collaborators in Ukraine

As occupied territories are liberated, some residents face accusations that they sided with the enemy.

Malika Favre’s “Connected”

The artist discusses seeking inspiration from her surroundings and experiencing new ways of living.

Previews: New York Times Magazine- January 29, 2023

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The New York Times Magazine – January 29, 2023 issue:

Student. Athlete. Mogul?

Now that college players are allowed to cut sponsorship deals, some of them are raking in the money — but at what cost to the rest?

Your Next Hospital Bed Might Be at Home

In a time of strained capacity, the “hospital at home” movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere.

Can Germany Be a Great Military Power Again?

Leery of Russian aggression, Europe’s economic giant is making a historic attempt to revitalize its armed forces. It has a long way to go.

Previews: The Guardian Weekly – January 27, 2023

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The Guardian Weekly – January 27, 2023 Issue:

It’s an age-old question: how should nations around the world adjust to their elderly societies? Japan has faced such realities for a while now, but the challenges are becoming increasingly common across the developed world where families are getting smaller, and people are living longer.

Even India – which will soon overtake China as the world’s most populous country – is now seeing an older demographic become more prevalent in some states. The countries of sub-Saharan Africa, meanwhile, look most likely to enjoy the benefits of a younger population as the century progresses. For the Guardian Weekly magazine’s big story this week, Emma Graham-Harrison and Justin McCurry assess what ageing populations hold in store for the world. And Verna Yu reports on the reasons why many young people in China seem reluctant to start families.

Previews: The New Yorker Magazine- January 30, 2023

Christoph Niemanns “Highway and Byways”

The New Yorker – January 30, 2023 Issue:

The Mayor and the Con Man

Bishop Lamor Whitehead and Eric Adams stand while speaking at a bar.

Eric Adams’s friends and allies have puzzled over his relationship with Lamor Whitehead, a fraudster Brooklyn church leader.

After Bolsonaro, Can Lula Remake Brazil?

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, photographed by Tommaso Protti.

Following a prison term, a fraught election, and a near-coup, the third-time President takes charge of a fractured country.

What’s the Matter with Men?

A girl leap-frogging over a boy in a superhero costume.

They’re floundering at school and in the workplace. Some conservatives blame a crisis of masculinity, but the problems—and their solutions—are far more complex.

Opinion: Disney Turns 100, A Dictator In Turkey, How The Young Spend Money

The Economist ‘Editor’s Picks’ (January 23, 2023) A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Disney’s second century, Turkey’s looming dictatorship (10:25) and how young people spend their money (17:35). 

Culture: The New Review Magazine- January 22, 2023

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The New Review (January 22, 2023) – Maria Pevchikh @pevchikh, right-hand woman to imprisoned Putin critic @navalny, talks to @carolecadwalla.

Our critics’ picks for the Oscars How the science of Covid vaccines may aid the fight against cancer. Plus @WainBright, director Simon Stone & more.

Culture: New York Times Magazine- January 22, 2023

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The New York Times Magazine – January 20, 2023:

Selling False Hope in India’s Cram City

In Kota, students from across the country pay steep fees to be tutored for elite-college admissions exams — which most of them will fail.

Cockfighting Is Illegal in the U.S. Why Does It Breed so Many Fighting Birds?

A rescued rooster named Twister at Vine Sanctuary in Vermont. The staff members there say he has two speeds: mellow and 100 miles per hour.

The long tradition of American game-fowl breeding has produced some of the world’s most coveted roosters.

A rescued rooster named Twister at Vine Sanctuary in Vermont. The staff members there say he has two speeds: mellow and 100 miles per hour .Credit…Andres Serrano for The New York Times

This Soup Is Yotam Ottolenghi’s Comfort Food

In this soup, lamb meatballs and semolina dumplings come with a zest of history.

Previews: The Economist Magazine- January 21, 2023

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The Economist – January 21, 2023 issue:

Turkey could be on the brink of dictatorship

President Erdogan could tip his country over the edge

Disney’s troubles show how technology has changed the business of culture

At 100, the mouse can still roar. But it faces a new kind of rival

Excess deaths are soaring as health-care systems wobble

What lessons can be learned from a miserable winter across the rich world?