In the news. In the New Statesman this week, Shiv Malik writes the cover story on the failed attacks; plus Shiraz Maher on terror suspect Bilal Abdulla. Maher wrote for Prospect last year on campus radicals.
Vegas, baby, Vegas! David Flusfeder kicks off his blog on the Daily Telegraph website about the Main Event poker tournament, which begins today. (Subscribers can read his Prospect article on poker here.)
On serious literature. Acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author Ursula Le Guin takes exception to one particular sentence in Slate’s review of “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon.