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Why Writers Write, Partition’s Villains, and a Serious Inquiry into TomKat: Today’s TNR Reader

Editor’s Note: Well 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!

Was Katie Holmes the victim of Scientology's strange traditions? Was Tom Cruise blindsided? An very serious inquiry into their very public marriage.

NYMag | 21 min (5131 words)

Just hold on a second: the awesome power of the television cliffhanger

The New Yorker | 14 min (3,572 words)

Why do writers write? For money? For fame? For inner peace? More interestingly, does money make us write better

NYRB | 6 min (1,613 words) 

The partition of British India is one of the last centurys worst crimes. And there is plenty of blame to spread around.

LRB | 58 min (14,500 words)