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!
The end of odor: Just how bad did Americans smell before Edna Murphey brought us antiperspirant?
Smithsonian Magazine | 8 min (1,985 words)
Could Germany’s circumcision ban be the worst attack on Jewish life since the Holocaust?
Dissent | 9 min (2,233 words)
Scientific American | 17 min (4,251 words)