Category: exPlainers of the Week

exPLAINer of the Week Sept 3-9

Picks by the Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Kara Voght’s look into the different schedules between work and school. The second is Tara Isabella Burton’s insight into the growing religion of CrossFit. Both do a great job and their works are worth a read.

exPLAINers of the Week Aug 27 – Sept 2

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Andrew Prokop’s expansive look into the Michael Cohen, CNN, and Trump-Russia controversy. The second is Dylan Scott’s look at the 10 most important Senate races this November.

exPLAINers of the Week Aug 20-26

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Vessela Sergueva’s look into the state of Bulgarian mental health care. The second is Umair Irfan explanation of the invasion of electric scooters in America. Both do a great job and their works are worth a read.

exPLAINers of the Week August 13-19

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Jennifer Williams’ look at the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca each year. The second is the Ben Shapiro’s look at why Trump backed candidates do better than those that oppose him. Williams and Shapiro do a great job and their works are worth a read.

exPLAINers of the Week Aug 6 – Aug 12

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Margaret Coker’s profile of an Iraqi spy that infiltrated ISIS. The second is the Ben Strauss’ peek into Ted Cruz’s passions outside of Congress.

exPLAINers of the Week July 30 – Aug 5

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Nathaniel Rich’s look at how we almost stopped climate change in the 1980s. The second is Michael Krepon’s look at nuclear weapons in wake of the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

exPLAINers of the week: July 23-July 29

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This weeks exPLAINers examine the ethical problems with gene replacement therapy and a detailed map of the 2016 presidential election voting across the U.S.

exPLAINers of the Week July 16 – 22

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into the reasons impeaching Trump is near impossible and the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin is more popular than the West believes. Jacob Neiheisel and Zachary Jacobson bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

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exPLAINers of the Week July 9 – 15

By Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week. This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into the life of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won the pulled off a political upset in the Democratic primary for the Fourteenth Congressional District, and a comprehensive guide to the messy research into cell phone use and cancer. David Remnick and Julia Belluz bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

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exPLAINers of week July 2 – 8

By Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week. This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into the heart of the European Union and the hope for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.