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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

A Republican primary voter enters a polling station in Columbia, South Carolina, January 21, 2012. (MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan Lizza breaks down the results from Super Tuesday and looks at how the race for the Republican nomination is shaping up. Today’s installment of the BBC series A History of the World in 100 Objects is about a gold coin from the Gupta Empire which dominated South Asia in the 4th and 5th centuries. And then, we’ll find out what the working conditions are like inside an online retail shipping warehouse.

Party People

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, breaks down the results from Super Tuesday and talks about the dynamics of race for the Republican presidential nomination. His latest article, “Life of the Party," appears in the March 12 issue of the magazine.

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What Happens After You Click “Place Order”

Americans buy billions of dollars’ worth of products online. Mac McClelland, human rights reporter for Mother Jones, talks about what happens after you click “Place Order” and her time working inside an online retail shipping warehouse. Her article, “I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave,” appears in the March/April issue of Mother Jones.

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Object #6: Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems

It was slightly surprising that Frank O’Hara’s 1964 collection Lunch Poems came in at number six on our list, but it turns out to be a very good way of looking at New York City. As NYU professor Lytle Shaw, author of the book Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of Coterieexplains “Lunch Poems is a condensed and highly accessible book that is smaller than a subway map.” That feature makes it easy to take the book anywhere. Shaw described it as having the potential to “acclimatize you to the things New York has to offer.” (continue reading)

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