The Guardian on the Syrian refugee crisis:
"The biggest camp in Jordan has become the country's fourth-largest city. In addition to those who have crossed borders, at least four million Syrians are believed to have been displaced within their own country, meaning that more than a quarter of the population has been uprooted."
The New York Review of Books on "What Future for Israel?" and "For a New Approach to Iran".
VOX on how asymmetries in natural resources "are important determinants of territorial conflict".
Vanity Fair on Harper Lee's fight against her agent for the royalties from To Kill a Mockingbird.
A remastered All Hail West Texas by The Mountain Goats was released last week.
Show stuff: I highly recommend Les Revenants (The Returned), which covers similar ground as John Ajvide Lindqvist's haunting Handling the Undead, British show In the Flesh and also sort of the beloved and dearly missed The Fades. It also has brilliant music by Mogwai.
And the first season of Orange is the New Black (Netflix original), which gets better with each episode and hits its stride around Thanksgiving (and has an incredible amount of favourite characters, brilliant acting, and one of the best opening theme songs in a long time). Bonus points for actually already having been renewed for a second season.
Even if Orphan Black didn't find its way into this years' Emmy nominations, the fact that they acknowledge Netflix' original programming shows a shift in television culture.
And a trailer of the upcoming Veronica Mars movie.
Here's a transcript of the SDCC Women Who Kick-Ass Panel, featuring Michelle Rodriguez, Maggie Q, Katee Sackhoff, Tatiana Maslany and Danai Gurira.
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