Alex Arnow

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What Martial Arts Have to Do With Atheism

An interview with Sam Harris about self-defense and the seduction of faith<p>A knife is seen on a street after a fight in downtown Rome in 2012. (Yara Nardi/Reuters)<p><i>Sam Harris is best known as a vocal opponent of religious faith. But he is also a student of martial arts and armed self-defense, and a</i> …

Tabata This: How to Use CrossFit to Increase Your "Work Capacity" at Work

[H]igh intensity interval workouts as short as four minutes can produce cardiovascular health benefits as great as those from far longer aerobic …

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Blake Gopnik - Correcting a Colorblind View of the Treasures of Antiquity

Here's an idea for making them better: We should equip every gallery of ancient art with paints, in red and green and even gold, then set museum-goers loose on all their sculptures. How else are we going to convince ourselves that those pure-white marbles of Venus and Caesar, or those dark-green …

What We’re Reading: Anna Karenina (Again!), Digital Classics, a Drinking Book

<i>Notes from the New Yorker staff on their literary engagements of the week.</i><p>By accident, I’m re-reading “<b>Anna Karenina</b>.” I say “by accident” because I certainly had no intention of getting caught up in Tolstoy’s eight-hundred-and-seventeen-page tome for the fifth or sixth time in my life—not when …

Blood on the Streets of Woolwich

If you came across this footage as you were browsing the Web, you would not immediately know what you were watching. You might mistake it for a stunt, or a setup, or even a promotional clip for an upcoming film. Even when you discovered what it actually represented, you could be forgiven for …

Dear Jr Creative…Earn Your Place. You’ll Be Better For It.

and pardon any self fellatio.<p>Dear Jr Creative,<p>I’m a firm believer in earning your keep, starting from the bottom, doing the less than desirable well, …

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A Buzzing Sound in the Massachusetts Sky Evokes Drone Fears

The mysterious plane is keeping residents up at night and making them anxious.<p>In a Massachusetts town where no one has ever died in a drone strike and no one is likely to for the foreseeable future, it is nevertheless unnerving to hear an unidentified aircraft buzzing overhead.<p>Just ask the …

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …

“The Great Gatsby”: Try Again, Old Sport

It would be fun not to know that Baz Luhrmann’s new movie is an adaptation, not to have read the book that it’s an adaptation of, not to bother comparing the movie to its source or evaluating its fidelity to or imaginative reinterpretation of the novel, but simply to watch “The Great Gatsby” as a …

The Sublime Cluelessness of Throwing Lavish Great Gatsby Parties

The book is meant to condemn decadence, not celebrate it.<p>Yet so many people seem enchanted enough by the decadence described in Fitzgerald's book to ignore its fairly obvious message of condemnation. Gatsby parties can be found all over town. They are staples of spring on many Ivy League campuses …