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Skin Care at Every Age

Langan Kingsley makes fun of the unrealistic suggestions for skin care that are part of many beauty regimens.

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A White House Fairy Tale About the Trump Tax Plan

John Cassidy on the Trump tax plan and the problems with the claims the White House has made about it.

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The Fever-Dream Urgency of Zanele Muholi‘s Self-Portraits in ‘Somnyama Ngonyama‘

Andrea K. Scott reviews the photographer Zanele Muholi‘s new series, ‘Somnyama Ngonyama,‘ at the Yancey Richardson Gallery.

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What Democrats Are Fighting About in California

Benjamin Wallace-Wells writes about Kevin de Len‘s primary challenge to Senator Dianne Feinstein in California.

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John Kelly and the Language of the Military Coup

Masha Gessen on how John Kelly‘s White House press briefing served as a preview of what a military coup in the U.S. would look like.

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Inside the Minds of Very Good Dogs

Jia Tolentino discusses Eileen Myles‘s ‘Afterglow‘ and Gregory Berns‘s ‘What It‘s Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience,‘ two new books that contemplate the canine mind.

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Daily Cartoon: Friday, October 20th

In Brendan Loper‘s Daily Cartoon, the Secret Service attempts to protect the President from himself.

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Some British Terms for Rain

Tom Chitty‘s humorous drawings of the many names that the British use when describing rain.

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‘The Exterminating Angel‘ Skewers the Upper Class

In Thomas Ads‘s acclaimed new opera, he returns to familiar territory.

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‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer‘ and ‘The Square‘

Yorgos Lanthimos‘s brutal family drama, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, and Ruben stlund‘s art-world satire.

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Keegan-Michael Key‘s Broadway Dbut

The comedian stars in ‘Meteor Shower,‘ a play by Steve Martin that combines marital friction and astronomical calamity.

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‘The Red Shoes‘ Becomes a Ballet

Matthew Bourne, in his adaptation of the 1948 movie, made a real party of it.

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Harry & Ida‘s Luncheonette: A Trendy Throwback

With its pastrami sandwiches and its floral wallpaper, it reflects a clash of contemporary and iconic.

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Cafe Erzulie‘s Haitian Spirit of Love

On any given night at this bar, named after the vodou goddess, there might be events like Afrofuturist lecturers, lobster festivals, or live jazz.

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Journalism‘s Broken Business Model Won‘t Be Solved by Billionaires

William D. Cohan on the fate of the Alaska Dispatch News, which was bought by Alice Rogoff, and what it portends about the future of financing for journalism and local newspapers.

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There‘s a Dangerous Bubble in the Fossil-Fuel Economy, and the Trump Administration Is Making It Worse

Carolyn Kormann on how the Trump Administration‘s environmental and energy policies, especially the proposed repeal of Obama‘s Clean Power Plan, could exacerbate instability in the energy markets and inflate the so-called carbon bubble.

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Are the Emoluments Lawsuits Filed Against President Trump Dead?

Sheelah Kolhatkar reports on the emoluments lawsuit filed against Donald Trump by the organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

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The Familial Furies of Noah Baumbach‘s ‘The Meyerowitz Stories‘

Richard Brody reviews Noah Baumbach‘s ‘The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),‘ starring Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, and Ben Stiller, which is available to stream on Netflix.

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‘Queen Sugar,‘ ‘Frasier,‘ and More: What We‘re Watching This Week

New Yorker writers Alexis Okeowo, Jiayang Fan, Joshua Rothman, and Nathan Heller share notes on their current television obsessions.

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Katherine Faw, Alice McDermott, and More: What We‘re Reading This Week

New Yorker contributors recommend the books they‘re reading, by Katherine Faw, Alice McDermott, and Thomas Mullaney.

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What We‘re Reading This Week

New Yorker contributors recommend the books they‘re reading, by Katherine Faw, Alice McDermott, and Thomas Mullaney.

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The Outmoded Views and Unexpected Emotions of ‘Other Men‘s Daughters‘

Rumaan Alam on Richard G. Stern‘s 1973 novel ‘Other Men‘s Daughters,‘ which has been reissued by New York Book Review.

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‘Dirty John‘: Journalism as Noir Entertainment

Sarah Larson on the true-crime podcast ‘Dirty John,‘a collaboration between Wondery and the Los Angeles Times.

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Daily Cartoon: Thursday, October 19th

Kaamran Hafeez‘s Daily Cartoon considers the prices of gas and more.

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