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Can an American Get Excited About Brexit? A Six-Part Test

Amy Davidson Sorkin outlines the reasons for an American to care about Brexit, including the threat to Ireland and other European countries and the fear of populism.

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How Journalism Survives: An Interview with Jill Abramson

Isaac Chotiner speaks with Jill Abramson about her new book, ‘Merchants of Truth,‘ and about the New York Times and the state of journalism.

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Alternate Uses for Low-Rise Jeans

Annah Feinberg illustrates humorous ways to repurpose old low-rise jeans.

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Sunday Reading: Spycraft

From The New Yorker‘s archive, pieces by Jane Mayer, Malcolm Gladwell, John le Carr, Nicholas Lemann, Louis Menand, and Adam Davidson that explore the often bizarre world in which espionage unfolds.

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William Barr and the Crucial Role of the Justice Department

Donald Trump‘s nominee told senators that he would protect the work of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, but that‘s not the Attorney General‘s only job, Jeffrey Toobin writes.

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As the Shutdown Continues, Trump Offers a Deal That Democrats Are Sure to Reject

Jonathan Blitzer on President Donald Trump‘s proposed compromise on immigration reform in an attempt to get congressional Democrats to support funding for a border wall.

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Mary Oliver in The New Yorker

Hannah Aizenman reflects on the poetry of Mary Oliver, who died on Thursday, that was published in The New Yorker.

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Mary Oliver Helped Us Stay Amazed

Rachel Syme remembers the poet Mary Oliver, whose sensitive, astute compositions about interior revelations made her one of the most beloved poets of her generation.

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‘Glass,‘ Reviewed: M. Night Shyamalan‘s Unsatisfying Obsession with Superheroes

Richard Brody reviews ‘Glass,‘ directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

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For a Besieged F.B.I., the Shutdown is the Latest Trump-Era Assault

David Rohde writes about the impact of the government shutdown on morale in the F.B.I., and the political challenges that the Bureau has faced during the Trump Presidency.

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The Surprisingly Complex Connection Between White Identity Politics and Explicit Racism

Isaac Chotiner interviews the political scientist Ashley Jardina about her new book, ‘White Identity Politics,‘ and discusses how Donald Trump has unified different groups of white voters around his Presidency.

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How I Spend My Days Now That I‘m a Billionaire

Alex Watt writes a humorous daily schedule for someone who has recently become a billionaire.

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How Abortion Law in New York Will Change, and How It Won‘t

Jia Tolentino on New York State‘s Reproductive Health Act, which will remove barriers for women seeking to get late-term abortions in the state.

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The High Stakes of BuzzFeed‘s Story on Trump Tower Moscow

John Cassidy writes about a news article published by BuzzFeed that makes new claims that Donald Trump directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

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Why the BuzzFeed Story on Trump Tower Moscow Could Be Different

John Cassidy writes about a news article published by BuzzFeed that makes new claims that Donald Trump directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

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The Uncounted Families Torn Apart at the Border by the Trump Administration

Jonathan Blitzer on a report released earlier this week by the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services documenting that the Administration had separated far more families than it had previously admitted or could even properly count.

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Why the BuzzFeed Story on Trump Tower Moscow Is Different

John Cassidy writes about a news article published by BuzzFeed that makes new claims that Donald Trump directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

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A New Film Offers a Multitude of Answers to the Question ‘What Is Democracy?‘

Astra Taylor‘s new film ‘What Is Democracy?‘ poses the question to thinkers and citizens including Cornel West, Silvia Federici, and Eleni Perdikouri.

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In ‘Brexit,‘ Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Peculiar Man Who Wants to Upend the Order of the World

Troy Patterson reviews ‘Brexit,‘ on HBO, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, the victorious political strategist behind the Vote Leave campaign in the U.K.

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How Mitch McConnell is Prolonging the Shutdown, and What He Did to Turn the G.O.P. Into the Party of Trump

Alec MacGillis joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Senate Republicans, under the leadership of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, thwart the will of the public.

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Accusing R. Kelly, and the Fall of a Chinese Pop Star

This week on the New Yorker Radio Hour, a new documentary implicates the singer R. Kelly, his enablers, and even his fans, with a history of abuse allegations. And the singer Denise Ho reflects on the cost of taking a stand in China.

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Conceptual Gift Guide

Karen Chee and Jonny Sun imagine gifts that capture such moods as the feeling of an unexpected package arriving or eating a burrito in bed.

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Mary Oliver‘s Deep, Direct Love for the World

Stephanie Burt on the poet Mary Oliver, who has died, at eighty-three.

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What the Shutdown Means for a T.S.A. Agent at America‘s Busiest Airport

Charles Bethea speaks with a T.S.A. officer who works at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, in Atlanta, Georgia, on the effects of the ongoing government shutdown on airport operations and for T.S.A. employees.

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