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An Appreciation. Of Michael Barbaro. And ‘The Daily‘

Rebecca Mead on the many delights of ‘The Daily,‘the New York Times podcast hosted by the former political reporter Michael Barbaro.

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Lauren Groff on Florida, Castaways, and Cowboys

The writer discusses the inspiration for the short story ‘Dogs Go Wolf,‘ in which two young sisters are trapped alone with a dog in the middle of a storm.

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The Pleasures of New York by Car

Don‘t believe what you‘ve heard. It‘s a great city for driving.

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Why Freud Survives

He‘s been debunked again and again-and yet we still can‘t give him up.

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The Mail

Letters from our readers.

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Son

I don‘t even know where my father lives. I know his number, and whenever I call he answers and gives the usual update about getting together with the stepkids and their kids, about the latest minor crises with his health, about what he did with Maryanne for their

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The Fight Over Free Speech Online

When private companies take down Web pages, it isn‘t a First Amendment violation, but it does enrage many on the right.

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Who Owns the Internet?

What Big Tech‘s monopoly powers mean for our culture.

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James Cromwell‘s Civil Disobedience

He‘s known for his salt-of-the-earth performance in ‘Babe,‘ but this summer he‘s been in the news for his rabble-rousing.

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Briefly Noted

‘Life in Code,‘ ‘Behave,‘ ‘Fly Me,‘ and ‘The Purple Swamp Hen.‘

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Project

Your clock‘s been turned to zero, though there is no zero on a clock. Your skin is petal soft no matter how old the starter kit was- but you will get tired or bored. That‘s when the clock starts up. Your parents want you happy, but we also

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Dogs Go Wolf

The storm came and erased the quiet.Well, the older sister thought, an island is never really quiet. Even without the storm, there were waves and wind and air-conditioners and generators and animals moving out there in the dark.What the storm had erased was the silence from the other cabin.

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Family-Vacation Breakdown

Andrea Lewis (Vacation Nation): Jill, Ryan, thank you for taking the time for this press conference. You guys just came off an eight-day visit with Jill‘s parents in Florida. You went into this vacation with high hopes. It seemed like you‘d put the Disney cruise behind you and had addressed some holes in your game,

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An Upset at the Comedians‘ Table

To make room for a kitchen extension in the Olive Tree, the special table reserved for performers had to be moved. They weren‘t happy.

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St. Vincent‘s Cheeky, Sexy Rock

In the follow-up to her breakthrough experimental album, is Annie Clark making a grab for pop success?

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A Norwegian Master of the Short Story

Gunnhild yehaug dramatizes the critical consciousness.

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A Memoir about Being a Black Gentrifier in Bed-Stuy

Doreen St. Flix reviews ‘Making Rent in Bed-Stuy,‘ a memoir about living in Bedford-Stuyvesant by the filmmaker Brandon Harris.

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Postscript: Jerry Lewis

Richard Brody remembers the actor, director, moviemaker, and philanthropist Jerry Lewis, who has died at the age of ninety-one.

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Tucker Carlson and Trump‘s Confused Defenders

Kelefa Sanneh writes about Tucker Carlson, Steve Bannon, Julius Krein, and the confusion and equivocation among Donald Trump‘s current and former supporters.

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Chasing Pythons in the Everglades, and Finding an Eerie Dreamscape

Jos Ginarte on Balarama Heller‘s series ‘Zero at the Bone,‘ shot in the Florida Everglades.

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Delmore Schwartz and the Biographer‘s Obsession

A piece drawn from James Atlas‘s ‘The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer‘s Tale,‘ which is out August 22nd, from Pantheon.

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A New Voyager Golden Record: How Would You Explain Humanity Today to Aliens?

In 1977, NASA sent a collection of music, sounds, and images from Earth into outer space. What cultural artifacts would you choose in 2017?

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How the Voyager Golden Record Was Made

Timothy Ferris, the producer of the Golden Record, which was launched aboard the twin Voyager probes, in 1977, describes how the project came to fruition.

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Embroidering ‘Game of Thrones‘

Jessamyn Conrad on Michele Carragher, whose embroidery adorns the costumes on the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones.‘

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