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!

Is our obsession with monthly jobs reports hurting the economy? Er, maybe. 

New York Times | 4 min (1,110 words)

The Grimm tale of Snow White has seen many incarnations. Snow White and the Huntsman, finally, gives its heroine a personality. 

The New Yorker | 5 min (1, 330 words)

How can the left win the culture wars? By studying the intersection of sex and politics in Great Britain.

Times Literary Supplement | 3 min (806 words)

Gertrude Stein's place in history is secure. But how should we evaluate her undeniable attraction to authoritarianism?

The New Republic | 15 min (3,685 words)