Irving Ruan, Graham Techler, and Jeremy Nguyen dissect the anatomy of a member of the smug, young, secretly insecure bicoastal lite.
John Cassidy writes about Donald Trump‘s recent executive orders, which the President claims will fix the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, but which are in fact of dubious legality and effectiveness, if enacted.
Ali Solomon‘s Daily Cartoon depicts an elementary schooler being interviewed about where the student sees herself when the new school year starts, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Andy Borowitz jokes that Donald Trump has recommended Joe Biden pick as his Vice-Presidential candidate someone like Mike Pence, who was deeply unpopular in his home state before Trump resurrected his political career.
Steven Greenhouse writes on educators‘ concerns for their students, difficulties with online learning, and qualms about reopening in the fall with in-person classes, given the ongoing coronavirus risk in red and blue states alike.
As rural Wisconsin‘s fortunes have declined, its political importance has grown, Dan Kaufman writes.
Readers respond to Alec MacGillis‘s report on violence in dollar stores andLarissa MacFarquhar‘s portrait of the Falkland Islands.
Shouts & Murmurs by Anthony Lane: ‘O, that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek! (Pause) Not literally.‘
Poetry by Terrance Hayes: ‘The tree frog overcomes its fear of birds by singing.‘
Anna Russell on the Sussex farmhouse with connections to Virginia Woolf‘s familythat turned into a pilgrimage place.
In their depictions of domination, the artist‘s works, full of world-building and philosophy, do more than flip the script, Zadie Smith writes.
The story of an extramarital affair undergoes a stealthy reversal when the homewrecker becomes part of the family, Alexandra Schwartz writes.
The listing for the yellow clapboard house in Park Slope sounded too good to be true, and it was: the landlord turned out to be the Mayor of New York City, reports Tyler Foggatt.
A 911 call alerted cops in Woodhaven, Queens, to vandalspreparing to defacea plaque to Fred Trump in a supermarket parking lot. One of them worked for Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, reports Phil Campbell.
Poetry by Traci Brimhall: ‘Leaving is a lesson of / pleasure.‘
Jon Lee Anderson on how a summer spent tracking elusive animals in Alaska led to a lifetime on the road.
Deborah Treisman interviews the author Madhuri Vijay about ‘You Are My Dear Friend,‘ her story from the August 17, 2020, issue of The New Yorker.
In the composer‘s masterly songs, the solemn and the sensual collide, Alex Ross writes.
RaffiKhatchadourian on how vials of frozen, genetically engineered rodentsperm, raced to a remote lab in Maine, produced a breed of critters that could help scientists find a treatment or a vaccine.
Fiction by Madhuri Vijay: ‘Eachmorning, she lay in bed, worrying about the things the girl was going to do and say that day.‘
New cartoons from the magazine.
‘The Beauty in Breaking,‘ ‘Desert Notebooks,‘ ‘Heaven and Earth,‘ and ‘Love After Love.‘
Franoise Mouly interviews the artist Wayne Thiebaud about his cover for the August 17, 2020, issue of The New Yorker.
Peter Hessler on teaching and learningin Sichuanduring the pandemic.