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DIY militias, poetic inspiration, and the mighty Ms. Murdoch: 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!

Make your own militia: how Syrian rebels are arming themselves.
Foreign Policy | 6 min (1,447 words)

To color nothing with something: Why and how poets write. 
Times Literary Supplement | 15 min (3,802 words)

Offensive, cruel, and radioactively attractive, Daniel Tosh brings the Colosseum to your screen.
The Atlantic | 5 min (1,343 words)

Meet Ms. Murdoch, the intense, brainy successor to the news media empire.
The New Yorker | 33 min (8,198 words)