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Nebbishes, Xenophobes, and the Super Collider That Was Never Built: 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!

Collision course: How a Texan physicist almost discovered the God Particle.  

Dallas Observer | 18 min (4,544 words)

Austerity measures have fed the fire of xenophobic extremism in Greece. Is fascism on the rise? 

Boston Review | 3 min (837 words)

There’s something decidedly squirmy about the first realization that your art has become your livelihood.

The Believer | 18 min (4,434 words)

The rise of the nebbish: from Woody Allen to George Costanza to Paul Giamatti

National Post 4 min (1,039 words)