When Carrie Gracie discovered that her salary was lower than that of her male peers, she blamed herself. Butwage disparities are a social problem with far-reaching effects.
Shouts & Murmurs by Colin Nissan: ‘There‘s so much going on lately that I feel like I‘m getting numb to it all. Do you ever worry about that?‘
In the green room with Martin Short, Catherine O‘Hara, and other former stars of Canada‘s sketch-comedy show ‘SCTV.‘
‘The Language of Kindness,‘ ‘Kingdoms of Faith,‘ ‘In the Garden of the Fugitives,‘ and ‘Mirror, Shoulder, Signal.‘
Fiction by Zadie Smith: ‘I instinctively sympathize with the guilty. That‘s my guilty secret.‘
The lead plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court case reflects on gay rights in the Trump era.
Letters respond to William Finnegan‘s article about Andy Byford and the M.T.A. and David Sedaris‘s account of his visit to a shooting range.
The #PositivePaps tail Bieber from Manhattan to Brooklyn days before he and Hailey Baldwin announce their engagement.
Ruth Franklin on Jane Yolen‘s ‘Mapping the Bones,‘ which reflects the way the Holocaust-fiction genre she helped to create has changed.
Joshua Rothman on why assessing the state of the world is harder than it sounds.
Poetry by Gabrielle Calvocoressi: ‘Whatever does not welcome / me I tear asunder.‘
One discipline reduces behavior to elegantly simple rules; the other wallows in our full, complex particularity. What can they learn from each other?
Poetry by Robert Pinsky: ‘I want to publish a book with on every page / The one same poem.‘
Drawings and drollery from this week‘s magazine.
Emily Nussbaum reviews the series, a sweet, filthy, forgiving corrective to the authoritative tone of most historical nonfiction.
Jiayang Fan on how JD.com is expanding its consumer base with drone delivery and local recruits who canexploit villages‘ tight-knit social networks.
In California, marijuana is legal, but people with weed-related convictions still struggle to find work. Lowell Herb Co. invites them to apply.
David Remnick on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is likely to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.Willher democratic-socialist identity push the Party to the left?
Franoise Mouly talks to the artist Kadir Nelson about this cover for this week‘s issue of The New Yorker.
Masha Gessen writes on ‘The Commissar Vanishes,‘ a photo book by David King, which documents the erasing of certain peoples from the images of the Soviet Union-and, therefore, from Soviet history.
Brian Phillips writes on France‘s 42 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, which culminated their brilliant, contrary, insolent, and dazzling tournament campaign.
Masha Gessen writes on the protest-art group Pussy Riot‘s action during the France-Croatia final, in which four women dressed in Russian police uniform charged the field, and so becoming the only people to make a meaningful statement about Russian politics during the World Cup.
Susan Glasser interviews sixteen former senior U.S. government officials, including a national-security adviser and four U.S. Ambassadors to Russia, on the prospects of Donald Trump‘s Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin.
Troy Patterson writes on Sacha Baron Cohen‘s new series, ‘Who Is America?,‘ where figures from Sarah Palin to Bernie Sanders become marks for his savage satire.