Katherine L. Milkman, 22, decided to turn rigorous mathematical analytics on an even more mystical topic: the selection of short fiction for The New Yorker.

I almost can't even post this! It's almost too obvious! But whatever. Here, check it out:
"She gives you a new way of looking at these stories which would not have occurred to me," Ms. Treisman said. "Do I walk away thinking, `Now I have to think about gender and race and location in selecting stories?' No."
Oh my. Well, fear not. My usual weekly math tricks regarding the New Yorker will be up soon.



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