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What Amazon‘s Purchase of Whole Foods Really Means

Joshua Rothman writes about Amazon‘s recent acquisition of Whole Foods, and how it might use the company to expand its retail and manufacturing operations.

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Weekly Culture Review: G.L.O.W., Prodigy, Transformers, and More

Hua Hsu presents a roundup of recent cultural happenings, including the dbut of the Netflix show ‘Glow‘ and the death of the rapper Prodigy.

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The Forgotten Men of Mudville

Corey Pandolph offers humorous mock baseball cards of players from fictional teams such as the Atlanta Polypeptides.

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What to Stream This Weekend: Five Films for Summertime

Richard Brody offers five summer-themed films available to stream online, including ‘Stranger by the Lake‘and ‘An Unmarried Woman.‘

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The Whispered Warnings of Radiohead‘s ‘OK Computer‘ Have Come True

Amanda Petrusich revisits Radiohead‘s album ‘OK Computer‘ on its twentieth anniversary, and discusses the band‘s reissue, ‘OKNOTOK.‘

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After Travis Kalanick‘s Resignation, Will Uber Really Change?

Anna Wiener discusses the resignation of Travis Kalanick, the brash C.E.O. and co-founder of Uber, and what‘s next for the company.

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‘The Beguiled‘: Sofia Coppola‘s Dubiously Abstract Vision of the Civil

Richard Brody reviews Sofia Coppola‘s new Civil War film, ‘The Beguiled,‘starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell.

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Episode 88: Ai Weiwei, and Doing Business with China

On Radio Hour with David Remnick and Evan Osnos, Ai Weiwei reflects on censorship, a congressman talks about trade with China, and Chinese students explain the country‘s Ivanka Trump fever.

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The Dubious Counting at the Center of the G.O.P.‘s Health-Care Reform

John Cassidy analyzes Mitch McConnell and the Republicans‘ new health-care bill, which would cut Medicaid to deliver tax cuts to wealthy households.

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A Virginia Town Responds to a Murder, Hate Crime or Not

Jonathan Blitzer reports from Reston, Virginia, on the aftermath of the murder of the teen-ager Nabra Hassanen, who was killed near her mosque, last week.

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The Skateboarding Legend Brian Anderson Comes Out

Nathan Fitch skateboards with the professional skater Brian Anderson, who came out of the closet in a video for Vice Sports.

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The Music of Darius Milhaud

Russell Platt on the composer Darius Milhaud, including his classic recording with the Boston Symphony Orchestra of ‘La Cration du Monde‘.

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Daily Cartoon: Friday, June 23rd

In David Sipress‘s Daily Cartoon, a patient gets some underwhelming news from his doctor.

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Job Opening: Wedding Planner/Housing Administrator

Jennifer Gonnerman writes about the dubious credentials of Lynne Patton, Eric Trump‘s wedding planner and a family friend, for a position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Is ISIS Conceding Defeat?

Robin Wright on the terrorist group ISIS‘s destruction of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, in Mosul, which might be a sign that their end is near.

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Headspace Special Meditation Session: Your Payment Was Declined

Keaton Patti imagines a customized episode of the guided-meditation app Headspace, directed at a customer who has not paid his bill.

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Jane Jacobs, Georgia O‘Keeffe, and the Power of the Marimekko Dress

Alexandra Lange on how Marimekko dresses and their freeing designs were styled for modern working women.

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Satirizing New York‘s Lefty Bourgeoisie

Tech bros, Facebook over-sharers, proud parents of the gender-fluid: all feature in Unitard‘s new sketch show, ‘Tard Core-There Are No Safe Words.‘

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At Coup, Drinking Is Dissent

All profits at this bustling Astor Place bar support institutions threatened by the Trump Administration.

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Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges‘s Modern Western

‘Thunderbolt and Lightfoot‘ is a proto-bromance that becomes a crime story halfway through.

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The Grill: The New Guard of the Four Seasons

Even nostalgists can agree that Mario Carbone‘s iteration has institutional potential.

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The Glitzy Verve of ‘GLOW‘ and ‘Claws‘

Two funky female-ensemble shows, on Netflix and TNT.

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Gary Panter‘s ‘Songy of Paradise‘

Franoise Mouly interviews the cartoonist Gary Panter about his process for ‘Songy of Paradise,‘ a comic focussed on John Milton‘s criticisms of the Bible.

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Rene Fleming and Alan Gilbert Take Their Bows

Transitions at the Met and the Philharmonic.

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