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The State of Play for a Poker-Playing President

Not so much winning.

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Introducing The New Yorker Store

Opening in time for the holidays, our new online shop offers limited-edition apparel, home goods, and other items that celebrate the magazine and its history.

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Why Newsmax Supports Trump‘s False Voter-Fraud Claims

Christopher Ruddy, the conservative network‘s C.E.O., says that the President‘s lies are ‘great for news.‘

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Love Poems for the Office . . . or Wherever

‘When you say/ ‘ping me,‘/ I want to punch you.‘

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Patricia Lockwood Reads ‘The Winged Thing‘

The author reads her story from the November 30, 2020, issue of the magazine.

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The Silent Political Messaging in Ron Howard‘s ‘Hillbilly Elegy‘ Adaptation

Without any explicit politics, and barely any specificity at all, the new adaptation espouses the same regressive ideology as J.D. Vance‘s memoir.

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Thanksgiving, the Coronavirus, and the Marshmallow Test

With promising vaccines in development, the end is in sight: our job is to get everyone around us safely there.

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The Fight to Turn Georgia Blue

For a generation, Georgia has been a Republican stronghold. What changed?

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The End Is Near

But not the one you were hoping for.

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Letters to Woofy

‘I‘m overseas, dear heart, in a land full of poetic references which the censor won‘t let me make,‘ a young Kurt Vonnegut writes to his future wife. ‘The same may be said for caustic comment.‘

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Daily Cartoon: Monday, November 23rd

‘Could you pass the cranberr-‘

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Barry Blitt‘s ‘New Traditions‘

The artist discusses the inspiration behind his cover for the November 30, 2020, issue of the magazine.

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Briefly Noted Book Reviews

‘Metazoa,‘ ‘Heinrich Heine,‘ ‘Aphasia,‘ and ‘Alexandria.‘

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The Heavy Toll of the Black Belt‘s Wastewater Crisis

Many rural households in America don‘t have access to safe sewage systems. In Alabama, entrenched poverty and unusual geology have created a public-health disaster.

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The Long Awakening of Adrienne Rich

Some called her coarse, extreme, too quick to change. In fact,she was always one step ahead.

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Don‘t Typecast Lesley Manville

The British actor, known for her work in Mike Leigh‘s films, discusses nailing a North Dakota accent, playing Margaret Thatcher, and becoming Princess Margaret for ‘The Crown.‘

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Faces of a Fast-Food Nation

During the pandemic, low-wage workers must manage risk and rudeness.

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The Mail

Letters respond to Nicholas Lemann‘s piece about Trumpism and the future of the Republican Party.

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The Sensuality and Brutality of Steve McQueen‘s ‘Small Axe‘

In his new film series, the director wants to vanquish any idea that British racism is somehow more repressed and less violent than the American kind.

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How Venture Capitalists Are Deforming Capitalism

Even the worst-run startup can beat competitors if investors prop it up. The V.C. firm Benchmark helped enable WeWork to make one wild mistake after another-hoping that its gamble would pay off before disaster struck.

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Green-Wood Cemetery‘s New Artist-in-Residence

With half a million of New York‘s dead six feet under her studio, Heidi Lau, a ceramic artist, plans to work with Chinese funeral homes for a project inspired by her grandparents‘ burial rites.

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In Georgia, the Dullest Spectator Sport in the World

The election audit was a sprawling affair, a television-unfriendly November Madness, confirming that Joe Biden was the first Democrat to take the state since Bill Clinton.

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Preparing to Spin the Wheel of Fortune

You may win a lot of cash and tons of prizes, but please don‘t do anything stupid, like quit your day job.

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‘The Winged Thing‘

Fiction by Patricia Lockwood: ‘What did a story mean to the baby? It meant a soft voice, reassurance that everything outside her still went on, still would go on.‘

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