You are using an outdated browser.
Please upgrade your browser
and improve your visit to our site.
Skip Navigation

Schools, Scholars, and Spending Like Beckham: Today’s TNR Reader

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy!

Jennifer Egan is not complaining about the death of the book from the sidelines. She is actively challenging such ideas with her work.

Full Stop | 13 min (3,254 words)

Don’t believe what you’ve heard about low-performing schools. The data is deceiving.

Mother Jones | 30 min (7,539 words

The commercialization of soccer: English football and the global marketplace.

LRB | 17 min (4,222 words)

Academics don’t write to be read. They write to be published. And they are sacrificing clarity and creativity in the process.

Weekly Standard | 4 min (1,058 words)