December 31, 2015

The Short: 'Christians In The Middle East: And Then There Were None'

by The Economist

"Church leaders and pundits have begun to ask whether Christianity will vanish from the Middle East, its cradle, after 2,000 years."

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The Long: 'Leslie Jones: Always Funny, Finally Famous'

by Andrew Marantz

"Jones has big eyes and a round, rubbery face. She is six feet tall, and often exaggerates her stature by wearing high heels and gelling her hair upward, fright-wig style. “I know I’m fly—don’t get me wrong,” she told me. “But I don’t look, like, standard Hollywood. As a comedian, it’s something you learn to use.”

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