Finished this week’s copy of the paper and searching in vain for something else to check out? Here’s some of what we’re reading today.
New Koch | The New Yorker
The billionaire brothers are championing criminal-justice reform. Has their formula changed?
The Fairy Tales That Predate Christianity | The Atlantic
Using techniques from evolutionary biology, scientists have traced folk stories back to the Bronze Age.
“If you get up very early over the next couple of weeks, there’s a treat waiting for you outside: All five naked-eye planets known since antiquity are visible in the dawn sky at once.”
More ‘Progressive’ Than Thou | The New York Times Magazine
“When Washington reformers became ‘liberals,’ ‘progressives’ in turn became more radical.”