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Jewish Extremists Have a Lot in Common With Islamic State

Violent Jewish extremism in Israel, like Islamic State, needs to be confronted and destroyed; corporate crimes abounded in 2015; meanwhile, a neuroscientist has come up with theories about why daily rhythms change as one ages. These discoveries and more below.

The Jewish Equivalent of Islamic State
The Jewish extremists running amok in Israel have far more in common with the Islamic State than they realize. Both groups need to be confronted and destroyed.

The 7 Stages of Too Much Trump Media Disorder
A news binge, not a booze binge, is why you’ll be starting the New Year with a civic hangover. You’ve been watching too much TV, and TV has been watching too much Donald Trump.

Remembering Benedict Anderson
The renowned scholar exemplified intellectual passion and political engagement.

Code Words For ‘Gay’ In Classic Films
If you hear any of the following words or phrases used to describe a male character in a movie made before 1970, odds are good that they’re trying to tell you about a homosexual: a real boarding-school afternooner, someone who eats his dinner in a restaurant, a fellow who walks down the shady side of the street.

On Racist Reporting of Anti-Racist Student Activism
Popular media is determined to present the national student body as a generation of spoiled brats.

The 2015 Corporate Rap Sheet
The ongoing corporate crime wave showed no signs of abating in 2015.

Israel’s ‘Wedding of Hate’ Should Shock, But Not Surprise
Read Tablet’s 2011 exposé on the hilltop youth movement that spawned Israel’s radical-right wedding.

Production of Inequality Ignorance and Knowledge
Greg Mankiw is not sure why we’re talking about income inequality only now.

Pew Surveys of Audience Habits Suggest Perilous Future for News
News organizations have been confronting the problem of a shrinking audience for more than a decade, but trends strongly suggest that these difficulties may only worsen over time.

The Geometric Aesthetics of Piet Mondrian’s Studios
Dutch artist Piet Mondrian lived a nomadic life, caught between the two World Wars, and he transformed each new studio and home into a reflection of his practice.

Merry Kitschmas: A Photographer Documents Christmas in Suburban America
Santa Claus plays pool at a dive bar; giant muppets and nutcrackers fill a neon-lit lawn; a glowing sign reads “Happy Birt Jesus:” These are a few examples of suburban America’s take on the 2,000-year-old religious tradition of Christmas, as captured by photographer Jesse Rieser in his series “Happy Birthday Jesus.”

How Artists Portrayed Prostitution in 19th-Century Paris
Perhaps out of a kindred permissive, libertine spirit, prostitution — both chic demi-mondaine and lascivious, pierreuse street-walker style — played a central role in the nascent development of modern painting.

Chicago: Two People Shot to Death; Nobody Killed Anybody
The day after Christmas, Chicago police killed two people—Bettie Jones, 55, and Quintonio LeGrier, 19. The police were responding to a domestic disturbance call.

This Season’s Breakout Star: The Border
Through music, film and an animated series, artists are changing the narrative about what separates Mexico and the United States.

How Bibi’s Wife May Be His Downfall
The next sensational political story in Israel is not connected to coalition negotiations or new elections, though it could, ultimately, be a factor in speeding up elections.

As Aging Brain’s Internal Clock Fades, a New Timekeeper May Kick In
Ever notice the catnaps that older relatives take in the middle of the day? Or how grandparents tend to be early risers?

Why Is Japan So Obsessed With Moss?
Two academics explain the rationale behind the country’s latest craze.

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