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!

A death foretold: A comprehensive timeline of Guantanamo prisoner Adnan Latif’s demise.    
ProPublica | 3 min (769 words)

The birth of the web: Vint Cerf on where the internet came from and where it is going.
The European | 8 min (1,999 words)

Colm Tóibín on the imagination and the inventions of Mario Vargas Llosa. 
London Review of Books | 24 min (5,889 words)