What we’re reading

On Sunday, after months of speculation, Hillary Clinton announced that she will be running as a candidate for the 2016 presidential election. The Atlantic’s “The 2016 Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet” breaks down the candidates who have announced and people likely to do so in the near future. Things keep heating up as the time left until election day winds down.



The New York Times‘ Michael Sokolove followed around the Philadelphia 76ers this season trying to get to the bottom of one of their worst seasons in recent history. In “How Long Can the Philadelphia 76ers Go?“, Sokolove explores the team’s history starting four years ago in 2011. He traces their successes and failures, including this season’s opening 17-game consecutive losing streak, to explain the 76ers’ 2014-2015 season.

Politico explored methods that certain police officers use to fabricate testimony in “When Cops Cry Wolf.” This article discusses cites recent instances of police brutality discuss ways that police officers change the official narrative of police-citizen interactions.

Last Thursday, April 9, marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Appomattox, one of the last conflicts in the Civil War. “The Dangerous Myth of Appomattox” reexamines the end of the war and takes a look at the historical memory surrounding the event.

Lastly, Kanye West recently revealed his latest venture into the fashion world–a sportswear line produced in collaboration with Adidas. The New York Times  went in-depth with Kanye about his clothing line, his music career, and his future ambitions in “The Agony and Ecstacy of Kanye West.”

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