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Aspirational Summer Styles

Heather Loase illustrates a humorous lineup of aspirational summer looks.

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The Unholy Pleasures of ‘Grantchester,‘ The Original Hot-Priest Show

Sarah Larson writes about the British detective series ‘Grantchester‘ and the departure of the show‘s main character, played by the actor James Norton.

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The Misconception about Baby Boomers and the Sixties

Louis Menand writes about a cultural misperception about baby boomers and their role in the social and cultural events of the nineteen-sixties.

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Sunday Reading: The Art of Learning a New Language

From The New Yorker‘s archive, pieces by Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Collins, Calvin Trillin, Judith Thurman, Peter Hessler, and Keith Gessen on the struggles and rewards of learning a new language.

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The Failure to See What Jeffrey Epstein Was Doing

Amy Davidson Sorkin on the case of Jeffrey Epstein, in which money is shorthand for a range of ways to exert influence.

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The Ancestral Blessings of Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall

Edwidge Danticat writes about the mentorship she received from the writers Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall.

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Our Coffee Shop Is Now Also a Chocolate Boutique, a B.D.S.M. Dungeon, and a Tiger Sanctuary

Alex Baia writes a satire of a modern independent coffee shop that offers customers everything, from medical care to animal interaction.

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America‘s Exclusionary Past and Present and the Judgment of History

Michael Luo writes on the history of American attitudes and laws limiting immigration on the basis of race, class, and country of origin, including the Chinese Exclusion Act.

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The Gall of Ghislaine Maxwell

Naomi Fry writes about the fascination with a photo of Ghislaine Maxwell, a friend of Jeffrey Epstein, showing the socialite at an In-N-Out Burger in California.

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No Wonder the Economy Has Trump Spooked

John Cassidy on what recent economic data and developments in the trade war with China might mean for Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal on ‘The Deuce,‘ and the Illusionist Derren Brown

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, Maggie Gyllenhaal discusses her ‘The Deuce‘ character‘s journey from street walker to director. Plus, Derren Brown reveals the secrets to his success as a magic performer.

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The Trump Administration Finds a New Target: Endangered Species

Carolyn Kormann writes about the Trump Administration‘s changes to the 1973 Endangered Species Act.

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Commercial-Casting Breakdowns

Keaton Patti writes a humorous series of casting notes for imaginary commercials and more.

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What to Stream: The Astonishing Iranian Film ‘The Day I Became a Woman‘

Richard Brody reviews the Iranian director Marzieh Meshkini‘s three-part film, ‘The Day I Became a Woman,‘ from 2000, which depicts the ordeals faced by women in modern Iranian society.

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Emergency-Exit Plans for When You Really Need Them

Sophie Johnson illustrates a humorous guide to escaping a variety of awkward and unfortunate social situations, from bad dates to flash mobs.

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A Kashmiri Novelist on a State Under Siege

Isaac Chotiner talks with the Kashmiri novelist Mirza Waheed about India‘s suspension of Kashmir‘s constitutional autonomy and the toll its communication blackout has taken on the Kashmiri diaspora.

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Nicknames for His Hair

Barry Blitt‘s Kvetchbook cartoon suggests some nicknames for President Trump‘s hair.

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Daily Cartoon: Friday, August 16th

Peter Kuper‘s Daily Cartoon shows why President Trump wants to buy Greenland.

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Denmark Offers to Buy U.S.

Andy Borowitz jokes that after news spread that Donald Trump was interested in buying Greenland, Denmark came up with a counter-offer.

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Commercial Casting Breakdowns

Keaton Patti writes a humorous series of casting notes for imaginary commercials and more.

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‘Where‘d You Go, Bernadette?‘ and ‘Good Boys,‘ Reviewed

Anthony Lane reviews Richard Linklater‘s ‘Where‘d You Go, Bernadette?,‘ starring Cate Blanchett, and Gene Stupnitsky‘s ‘Good Boys,‘ featuring Jacob Tremblay.

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Fall Dance Preview

Marina Harss on upcoming programs that highlight Kuchipudi, Merce Cunningham, and a welcome resurgence of tap.

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Fall Night-Life Preview

Briana Younger on Z100‘s Summer Bash, Electric Zoo, SummerStage, and more opportunities to see popular music stars beneath the sun.

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Fall Art Preview

Andrea K. Scott on a new *MOMA*{: .small}, Amy Sherald, Rube Goldberg, ‘Rachel Harrison Life Hack,‘and more.

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