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Saudi Secret Cinema, Government Gambling Profits, and the Beauty of Bad Books: 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!

Boys’ Club: confessions of a female foreign correspondent. 
The Virginia Quarterly Review | 7 min (1,647 words)

In Saudi Arabia, covert film screenings are revolutionary.
The Guardian | 5 min (1,179 words)

Budgets and blackjack: States are capitalizing on gambling addictions to bring in revenue. 
City Journal | 14 min (3,609 words)

The perverse pleasures of  cozying up with a bad book. 
The Rumpus | 4 min (997 words)