Apr. 6, 2015 The New Yorker

On Apr. 6, 2015 The New Yorker’s Elif Batuman wrote “Electrified”about transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS). The device delivers current to the brain and is being tested to help learning, vigilance, intelligence, and memory. It is also being used to treat chronic pain, depression, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. It is a device looking for cure.

Stephen Rodrick wrote “The Nerd Hunter” about how casting director Allison Jones finds talent for directors Judd Apatow and Michael Feig.

Evan Osnos wrote “Born Red” about Xi Jinping, the president of China and the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party. Former US Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson said “He has been forthright and candid – privately and publicly – about the fact that the Chinese are rejecting Western values and multiparty democracy.”

Jonathan Franzen wrote “Carbon Capture” about persuading people to do something about climate change.

Adam Kirsch wrote “The System” about Nazi concentration camps. Franzen writes “…prisoners were treated simultaneously as inmates to be corrected, enemies to be combatted, and workers to be exploited.”

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