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Manipulative chivalry, perfect language, and an ancient fish: 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!

From parcel to package, from jumpsuits to jeans. An English writer learns to speak American.
The New York Review of Books | 8 min (2,028 words)

Chivalry is not about respect: It's a game of manipulation.
New Statesman | 5 min (1,184 words)

John Quijada's pursuit of a more perfect language.
The New Yorker | 36 min (9,064 words)

The preshistoric peje: Searching for one of the world's oldest fish.
The Atlantic | 11 min (2,806 words)