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Jozef Keulartz (Wageningen): Captivity for Conservation? Zoos at a Crossroads. The introduction to American Zoo: A Sociological Safari by David Grazian. Is Fethullah Gulen behind Turkey’s coup? The presence of many entrepreneurs and artists is associated with faster long-term growth, but the association does not hold for notable military, political or religious figures. Peter J. Walker profiles David Card, the economist who has questioned conventional wisdom on minimum wages, immigration, and

Paper Trail

On Friday, Wikileaks released nearly twenty thousand emails stolen from Democratic National Committee servers. At the Washington Post, Aaron Blake tallies the most damaging emails from the leak, which include messages that mock Sanders, call one of his campaign aides a “damn liar,” and question his loyalty to the Democratic Party. In the wake of the


Fame's Growing Pains

Natasha StaggConsider the following simile: Growing up is like getting famous. The confusing internal and external changes, the influx of sexual attention, with its addictive qualities, and the magnified sense of

Daily Review

The Terror of Our Guns

President Obama has made at least fourteen public statements in response to mass shootings during his tenure. By now, the pattern of public response is tragically familiar.


Emma Cline

A month ago, I attended a reading by Emma Cline at BookCourt, in Brooklyn. Cline's debut novel, The Girls, had just come out to breathless reviews, and the event was well attended. Cline, twenty-seven, seemed neither nervous nor overeager to please. Less-is-more is a concept she understands.


Brand New Love

James Greer

The novel Supremacist documents a vision quest undertaken by the narrator, whose name is David Shapiro, and who seems to bear some resemblance to the author, whose name is also David Shapiro, Here’s where complications arise: For example, “David Shapiro” is itself a pseudonym, The fictional David Shapiro, meaning the narrator, is a twenty-six-year-old actuary student who lives in Brooklyn.