Administration Is Keeping Ally at Arm's LengthWashington Post | This story is fascinating for international political junkies. It's a well-reported narrative about the situation in Afghanistan, with news of a resurgence of the Taliban.
If Big Mama Could See Me NowWashington Post | I love reading Michelle Singletary's "Color of Money" columns and I love the stories she tells about her grandmother and how she handled finances.
TrappedNew Yorker | This is a deep review of August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." Read it because what theatre lover can resist lines like this: "His theatrical mission was 'to articulate the cultural response of black Americans to the world in which they found themselves,' a world, he said, 'that did not recognize their gods, their manners, their mores."