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Jane Austen’s cult, Ikea’s invisible women, and virtual money: 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!

Why is IKEA airbrushing women out of the Arab spring?    
The Christian Science Monitor | 2 min (503 words)

Galactic GDP: Video games and virtual economies.
The Washington Post | 11 min (2,752 words)

Why does Pride and Prejudice inspire such rabid devotion? Jane Austen as cult leader.  
Prospect | 8 min (1,946 words)

Inventing abstraction: Early modernism as social network.
Art News | 4 min (878 words)