The inaugural issue of Fray: The Quarterly of True Stories is out. From NYRB, Thomas Powers writes on Iran: The Threat; and Michael Massing is embedded in Iraq. From Newsweek, how history informs our world: Jon Meacham on the stories we tell ourselves; and who was more important: Lincoln or Darwin? When noise pollution is not making us sick and anxious, it is literally killing us; how do we turn it off? A review of The Studs Terkel Interviews: Film and Theater. A review of The Prodigal Tongue by Mark Abley and By Hook or by Crook: A Journey In Search of English by David Crystal. From In These Times, Chris Lehmann on freedom of the press moguls. From Cracked, here are 6 famous songs that don't mean what you think; and the 5 creepiest advertising techniques of the (near) future. From Discover,
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