In this issue:
"A Calculated Risk", by Steve Coll: The risks of diplomacy over yet more war.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Fibreglass Menagerie", by Ian Parker: Charles Grodin and his collection of life-size talking animals.
"Born Red", by Evan Osnos: How Xi Jinping, an unremarkable provincial administrator, became China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"The Nerd Hunter", by Stephen Rodrick: The casting director Allison Jones is reshaping American comedy, one misfit at a time.
"Dear Diary, I Hate You", by Alice Gregory: Reflections on journals in an age of overshare.
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They are essential listening!! And only ten minutes! You can fit them in! Please bring them back!!!!
Also, please bring back the overview in the beginning - it gives a better sense of what the stories are about and it's helpful to have a sense if I'll be interested in the whole issue or just a part of it from the outset.
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