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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of Feb. 9.
Staff writer Josh Keating likes …
“Chekhov’s Beautiful Nonfiction” by Akhil Sharma, The New Yorker
“Chekhov’s ‘Sakhalin Island’ is the best work of journalism written in the nineteenth century, argues Akhil Sharma.”
Words correspondent Katy Waldman likes …
“38 Hot Sex Moves That Will Make You a Better Feminist” by Noreen Malone, The
“I love ‘ostentation’ as a collective noun for male models in this spangly profile of Joanna Coles.”
Associate editor J. Bryan Lowder likes …
“City of Brotherly Love” by Mattilda Berstein Sycamore, the New Inquiry
“A lot of compelling points (among some ‘radical’ platitudes) in this New Inquiry essay on Looking and San Francisco.”
Staff writer Jamelle Bouie likes …
“History Of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names” by Campbell Robertson, the New York Times
“The reign of terror that ruled the South and still shapes how blacks understand their country.”