Wouldn’t you love it if someone selected for you the best thought-provoking magazine articles available today: the ones most worthy of your time, the ones that would best help you understand current and global issues? That’s just what this course will do. Each week we will read award-winning articles and critically discuss the issues based on our independent understanding of what the author is saying. We will then relate how our personal experiences and knowledge confirm or contradict the positions articulated in the articles. Our anthology is The Best American Magazine Writing 2019 by Sid Holt (editor); available from online vendors. A different portion of the text will be used in each term.