Sound Smart, Read These: Time for a Check-Up

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06/12/2009 4:11 PM |

e423/1244820564-obamadavidlevine.jpgAs we gear up for a major debate on healthcare reform, the New York Review of Books digs way, way in.

A Washington Heights charter school tests out new theories about more aggressive, competitive markets for good teachers. (See also: this reasonably not-terrible Malcolm Gladwell article on teaching.)

How the American fascination with its Cuban playground created a standoff that does no one any good.

Reminiscences from the now 92-year-old secretary who helped Fitzgerald write The Last Tycoon.

Heinz von Lichberg’s “Lolita“, meet Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We.

New fiction: The New Yorker‘s double Summer Fiction Issue came out last week; the only story freely available online is “Good Neighbors”, by Jonathan Franzen.

Old Clip: Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan.