this is volume 54
The Sunday Reader
NL Interview: The Disappearing Soul of New York City
We chat with the critically acclaimed photographers, James and Karla Murray, authors of Storefront: The Disappearing Face of New York City.
Famous Article: The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
A discussion regarding the events leading up to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki written by Stimson, Secretary of War (1911-13'), Secretary of State (1929-33'), Secretary of War (1940-45'), who ultimately made the recommendation to proceed with the bombing. 
17 Minutes - by Henry L. Stimson for Harper's Magazine

This Multi-Billion Dollar Corporation is Ran by a Penniless Yoga Superstar
Baba Ramdev renounced the material world. So why is he selling toothpaste, instant noodles, and toilet cleaner?
  15 Minutes - by Ben Crair for Bon Appetit

Brutally beaten by rogue cops, the jailed rapper has become a cause and, in an exclusive interview from prison, he speaks out and looks ahead.
25 Minutes - by Paul Solotaroff for Rolling Stone 

Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet
How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?
  25 Minutes - by Andrew Marantz for The New Yorker

Famous Retro Article - Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny's
Documenting the famous Upper Manhattan parties where the great American composer Leonard Bernstein integrated his crowd of society-circuit friends with The Blank Panthers .
60+ Minutes - by Tom Wolfe for New York Magazine

We Are All Confident Idiots
The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight. 
  27 Minutes - by David Dunning for Pacific Standard 

Can Jack White Change His Stripes?
Days away from the release of his new album, Boarding House Reach, the last true rock star looks towards the future.
  19 Minutes - by Brian Hiatt for Rolling Stone
Editor's Note:

This week, we're extremely proud to have published the Disappearing New York interview. James and Karla Murray's work has been featured in permanent collections in the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the New York Public Library and the NYU Langone Medical Center and has been published in the NYTimes, WSJ, and other venerable media institutions.

For us, it was a continued reminder to deliberately seek out local businesses and support those in the community that reciprocate as the building blocks of local culture. Starting a small business, in NYC no less, is an extremely daunting task with the deck firmly stacked against the entrepreneur who is steadfast in vision and ambition. 

In a typical scenario, the business owner is "all-in," having saved up everything they have in order to bring their creation, product or service to their small sliver of the world. That entrepreneurial spirit and grit is worth celebrating and rewarding with our time and money in order to preserve the future of making dreams a reality - because seeing another chain pharmacy open up on the corner isn't much of a dream. 

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