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Published: 2017-11-19T04:42:00+00:00

 



The 2018 Tournament of Books Long List

2017-11-19T04:42:00+00:00

by The Tournament of Books Staff

Here they are: our favorite, Rooster-worthy novels from 2017. A few weeks from now we’ll narrow these down to our final list for the 2018 Tournament of Books presented by Field Notes.




Inside-baseball notes on that $450,312,500 Da Vinci. "There's probably a moral here, but I have no idea what it is."

2017-11-20T15:30:00+00:00

Inside-baseball notes on that $450,312,500 Da Vinci. "There's probably a moral here, but I have no idea what it is."

↩︎ Felix Salmon

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Charlie Rose, like other harassers outed in recent weeks, apparently can’t help but sound like a total asshole.

2017-11-20T22:06:32+00:00

"I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too."

↩︎ The Washington Post

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White House Press Secretary asks pool reporters what they're thankful for. "The First Amendment."

2017-11-20T22:04:00+00:00

White House Press Secretary asks pool reporters what they're thankful for. "The First Amendment."

↩︎ The Hill

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Strava updates its global map of human activity, with "a total recorded activity duration of 200 thousand years."

2017-11-20T20:25:00+00:00

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Strava updates its global map of human activity, with "a total recorded activity duration of 200 thousand years."

↩︎ Medium / Strava

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German regulator bans smartwatches for children, describing them as spying devices.

2017-11-20T20:23:00+00:00

German regulator bans smartwatches for children, describing them as spying devices.

↩︎ BBC News

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An academic explains how he uses Google Street View to map urban populations for research purposes.

2017-11-20T18:25:47+00:00

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An academic explains how he uses Google Street View to map urban populations for research purposes.

↩︎ Places Journal

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For all the absurdities and hypocrisy, Ross Douthat says Ken Starr was right; Clinton should have been pushed out.

2017-11-20T18:17:00+00:00

For all the absurdities and hypocrisy, Ross Douthat says Ken Starr was right; Clinton should have been pushed out.

↩︎ The New York Times

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There's only one Rooster in the world who eats turkey: Presenting the Long List for the 2018 Tournament of Books.

2017-11-20T16:36:00+00:00

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There's only one Rooster in the world who eats turkey: Presenting the Long List for the 2018 Tournament of Books.

↩︎ TMN

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Even groundbreaking artists like to stay within the lines.

2017-11-20T15:34:00+00:00

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This one's for the pop-culture buffs: famed photographer Martin Parr demonstrates that he's an adult who enjoys coloring books, especially his own.

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"Volcanism has coincided with most, if not all, mass extinctions." Volcanos are the worst serial killers.

2017-11-20T15:12:00+00:00

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"Volcanism has coincided with most, if not all, mass extinctions." Volcanos are the worst serial killers.

↩︎ Ars Technica

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"The end of the Merkel era has surely begun." Uncertainty in Germany makes Emmanuel Macron the top leader in Europe.

2017-11-20T14:49:00+00:00

"The end of the Merkel era has surely begun." Uncertainty in Germany makes Emmanuel Macron the top leader in Europe.

↩︎ The Economist

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Silent reading is a relatively new, dangerous form of leisure for Westerners. For centuries, Europeans read aloud.

2017-11-20T14:45:00+00:00

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Silent reading is a relatively new, dangerous form of leisure for Westerners. For centuries, Europeans read aloud.

↩︎ Quartzy

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The top officer at US Strategic Command says a presidential order to launch nukes can be ignored if deemed illegal.

2017-11-20T14:42:00+00:00

The top officer at US Strategic Command says a presidential order to launch nukes can be ignored if deemed illegal.

↩︎ Bloomberg

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Manson was a “scab mite” who arrived at the perfect time and place “to be enshrined in Baby Boomer lore.”

2017-11-20T14:36:00+00:00

The fact that Charles Manson and his family looked like hippies and did lots of LSD gave a new breed of magazine journalists just what they wanted to see—the dark side to the youth movement they’d helped invent.

↩︎ The Los Angeles Times

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"Evil, sophisticated con man" Charles Manson died. Let's remember and mourn his victims.

2017-11-20T14:28:00+00:00

"Evil, sophisticated con man" Charles Manson died. Let's remember and mourn his victims.

↩︎ The Los Angeles Times

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A Thanksgiving briefing book from a Washington wonk/former Hill staffer.

2017-11-18T13:47:00+00:00

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A Thanksgiving briefing book from a Washington wonk/former Hill staffer.

↩︎ Five Points

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"Wěndìng fánróng" via drone.

2017-11-17T15:35:00+00:00

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For the next time wanderlust strikes: some mesmerizing, even stupefying views of contemporary Hong Kong, by Mariana Bisti (who also makes art with fans and markers).

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To view the buying or selling of paintings as a morally tainted act is to neglect art history entirely.

2017-11-17T15:32:00+00:00

To view the buying or selling of paintings as a morally tainted act is to neglect art history entirely.

↩︎ Bloomberg

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Assessing Russia's homophobia in light of Masha Gessen’s award-winning portrait of seven Soviet-born Russians.

2017-11-17T15:24:00+00:00

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Assessing Russia's homophobia in light of Masha Gessen’s award-winning portrait of seven Soviet-born Russians.

↩︎ The New York Review of Books

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Hate crimes committed by white supremacists increased 67% in Los Angeles County last year.

2017-11-17T15:13:09+00:00

Hate crimes committed by white supremacists increased 67% in Los Angeles County last year.

↩︎ The Los Angeles Times

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Surf's cold.

2017-11-17T14:46:00+00:00

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A designer, a professor, a neuro-oncologist, and an artist explain why they brave congested traffic, thick rubber, and freezing cold water to spend time in the ocean around New York City.

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In Jacksonville, you're significantly more likely to receive a pedestrian citation if you're poor, black, or both.

2017-11-17T14:45:21+00:00

In Jacksonville, you're significantly more likely to receive a pedestrian citation if you're poor, black, or both.

↩︎ ProPublica

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A Zimbabwean reporter, who spent 35 years with the Associated Press, explains what to expect next.

2017-11-17T14:42:00+00:00

A Zimbabwean reporter, who spent 35 years with the Associated Press, explains what to expect next.

↩︎ Slate

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From 2003, Samantha Power’s “How to kill a country: Turning a breadbasket into a basket case in 10 easy steps.”

2017-11-17T14:39:00+00:00

Mugabe is one of the last surviving members of a club of African big men—a club that included the likes of Mobutu Sese Seko, of Zaire, and Daniel Arap Moi, of Kenya. These men led necessary and bold opposition to colonial rule, but then grew addicted to power and its opulent trappings. They began to see themselves less as rulers of their lands than as owners.

↩︎ The Atlantic

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The House passed the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades in two weeks, without a single hearing.

2017-11-17T14:36:00+00:00

The House passed the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades in two weeks, without a single hearing.

↩︎ The New York Times

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A fascinating conversation with Sujatha Gidla—once an “untouchable” in India, now a conductor on New York’s subway.

2017-11-17T11:28:00+00:00

Some people say that “Caste gives color to society. Different castes make it interesting.” So why doesn’t he want to be an untouchable for a change, if that’s what he wants?

↩︎ Conversations with Tyler

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Based on chart-topping hits, Maroon 5 is the most popular musical act of the 21st century.

2017-11-17T11:27:00+00:00

Based on chart-topping hits, Maroon 5 is the most popular musical act of the 21st century.

↩︎ Quartz

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