April 2012
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Sharks With Frickin' Laser Beams Attached to Their Heads

Inside the egghead circus at Bell Labs.

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March 31 2012 12:26 AMThat's What She SaidA history of sex and the office traces the evolution of women: from threat to a man’s attention, to threat to a man’s job.
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March 31 2012 12:22 AMQueso BanditosTaco USA reveals—and appreciates—how Americans co-opted tacos, tamales, tortilla chips, and tequila.
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March 31 2012 12:13 AMBullet PointsRachel Maddow proposes solutions to decades of American military bloat.
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March 31 2012 12:07 AMWe Need to Talk About a RevolutionA corporate lawyer pitches it all to cover armed insurgency in Lionel Shriver’s long-delayed comedy of terrorism.
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March 31 2012 12:01 AMBeauty and ViolencePaisley Rekdal’s poetry explores the effect humans have on the natural world—and vice versa.
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March 30 2012 3:00 PMSurfing With the AliensThis month’s cartoonist Pat Grant and his weird and woolly new graphic novel Blue.
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March 31 2012 12:23 AMI Am Still an Infinitely Hot and Dense DotMark Leyner, the Max Headroom of American fiction, returns.
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March 31 2012 12:17 AMStudies AbroadHow did visits to Paris shape Jacqueline Bouvier, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis?
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March 31 2012 12:08 AMRonnie and MaggieMargaret Thatcher had all the authority in her relationship with Ronald Reagan—and none of the power.
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March 31 2012 12:05 AMTrapped Behind a DeskNescio, the frustrated shipping clerk who became a beloved Dutch literary hero.
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March 31 2012 12:00 AMGarbage Pail KidsArt Spiegelman tells the story of how Topps’ gross, awesome parody stickers were born.