Declan Walsh en el NYT: What I saw in Syria. A reporter’s photographs
and cellphone videos from a road trip in one of the world’s most violent war zones.

Robert Manne en The Monthly:  The mind of the Islamic State. An ideology of savagery.

John Knelfel en Village VoiceA Hello to Arms: A New Generation of Steely-Gazed Anarcho-Communists Head Off to Syria. La historia de Guy y Hristo.

Ariel Saber en The AtlanticThe Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife. A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith. Una historia alucinante y una investigación periodística para quitarse el sombrero. Espectacular, concienzudo, profundo e incansable el trabajo de Saber. Lean, lean. Vía Daniel Capó.

Robert Booth en The Guardian.  How did one of the worst paedophiles in history get away with his crimes? For more than 40 years, William James Vahey drugged and abused hundreds of pupils at international schools around the world. A Guardian investigation reveals that, despite numerous opportunities to stop him, nothing was done.

Alex Morris en el NY Magazine: Like sister, like brother.  Felix used to be known as Justine, Jeena’s sister. Jeena used to be known as James, Felix’s brother. It all gets a little complicated when trans runs in the family.

Octavio Medina en Jotdown: Los oráculos como institución. Un buen intento, pero no compro.

–  Patrick Iber y Mike Konczal en Dissent MagazineKarl Polanyi for President. Vía Josu Mezo

Antonio Martínez Ron en Voz Populi:  Plasticidad a la carta para salvar cerebros. Un equipo de médicos españoles prueba con éxito un sistema para operar tumores cerebrales considerados inoperables porque afectan a áreas funcionales. La técnica pionera consiste en cambiar las funciones de sitio para poder intervenir. La capacidad de reorganizar el cerebro abre un universo de posibilidades.

Corin Throsby en el TLS: Byron Burning.

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