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Anthony Shadid's Legacy, the Neglected Genius of Winsor McCay, and Life in Kashmir: 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!

Winsor McCay, the neglected artistic genius whose vivid creations have been lost to time, was the greatest illustrator of the twentieth century. 

City Journal | 13 min (3, 178 words)

Anthony Shadid's tragic death has robbed us of many years of great journalism. The book he left behind, however, may be his finest work. 

Bookforum | 14 min (3, 474 words)

Why do jihadists, Christian fundamentalists, and leftists all hate Sam Harris? Just ask him.

Tablet Mag | 21 min (5, 128 words)

Murders, kidnappings, mass torture: Welcome to ordinary life in Kashmir. And then there are the lives of hostages. 

Caravan Magazine | 18 min (4, 421 words)