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Restaurants Reclaim the Frozen Dinner

As fast as takeout and often more delicious, frozen food from local businesses and restaurants is blissfully immune to the passage of time, Hannah Goldfield writes.

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Why Donald Trump Wants to Make Safe Elections a Partisan Issue

Eric Lach on the method behind the madness of Donald Trump‘s tweets ranting against the expansion of absentee voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Batman Works from Home

Kate Sidley imagines Batman‘s internal monologue and daily activities as he waits out the coronavirus crisis by quarantining at home.

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Daily Cartoon: Friday, May 22nd

Jeremy Nguyen‘s Daily Cartoon depicts ostriches that have escaped to someplace luxe and are playing on the beach.

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‘The Painter and the Thief‘ and ‘The Trip to Greece,‘ Reviewed

Anthony Lane reviews Benjamin Ree‘s documentary ‘The Painter and the Thief‘ and Michael Winterbottom‘s ‘The Trip to Greece,‘ starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

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The Case for Letting the Restaurant Industry Die

Helen Rosner interviews the New Orleans-based writer, cook, and artist Tunde Wey about his radical vision of a more equitable culinary world.

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Do Yoga at Wave Hill-from Home

Perfect tree pose under a canopy of cherry blossoms-one of thirty virtual landscapes from this Bronx horticultural gem that are available as Zoom backgrounds.

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The Coronavirus Hits Brazil Hard, but Jair Bolsonaro Is Unrepentant

Jon Lee Anderson writes that, as Brazil‘s rates of coronavirus infection and mortality continue to climb, President Jair Bolsonaro is behaving with absolute and deterministic irresponsibility.

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Trump Is a Superspreader-of Distraction

Susan B. Glasser writes about President Donald Trump‘s many diversions-from opaquely accusing his predecessor, Barack Obama, of criminal wrongdoing to his claim that he is taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to ward off the coronavirus-intended to take public attention away from his many failures in handling the coronavirus pandemic.

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What to Stream: ‘The Liberation of L. B. Jones,‘ a 1970 Film About the Agonies of Racial Injustice

Richard Brody on the 1970 film ‘The Liberation of L. B. Jones,‘ which shines a light on racial injustice in a fictional town in Tennessee in the early years after Jim Crow ended.

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Anatomy of a Book

Susannah Kemple introduces a short film by D. W. Young about the special language of antiquarian booksellers.

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Could the Coronavirus Pandemic Change Iran‘s Political Future?

Dexter Filkins speaks with Dorothy Wickenden about the threat that the coronavirus pandemic poses to Ayatollah Khamenei and the rest of Iran‘s leadership.

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Your Spotify Quarantine-in-Review

Sara Gilanchi and Harris Mayersohn write a humorous version of a Spotify quarantine-in-review. Did someone say ‘Crazy Frog‘?

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Daily Cartoon: Thursday, May 21st

David Sipress‘s Daily Cartoon depicts a king dismissing a scientist by explaining that he prefers to rely on his own hunches.

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Dancing on Their Own During the Coronavirus Crisis

Marina Harss writes about the dancers of the American Ballet Theatre, who face practical, financial, and existential questions as they fight to keep their art alive during the coronavirus crisis.

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What Will It Take to Cool the Planet?

Bill McKibben writes about how we can steer the world toward a merely miserable warming of two degrees Celsius, instead of the four degrees or more that we are currently headed for.

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‘Hope You‘re Staying Sane‘: A Coronavirus E-mail Chain

Hayley Phelan humorously imagines an e-mail chain between two co-workers about a PowerPoint presentation during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Fragile Existence of Sex Workers During the Pandemic

Alexis Okeowo writes that, because of the coronavirus crisis, sex workers face not only a drop in employment but also discrimination and stigma as they search for relief.

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Revisiting the Violence and Style of Martin Scorsese‘s ‘Raging Bull‘

Richard Brody reviews Martin Scorsese‘s ‘Raging Bull,‘ from 1980, and compares its style and theme to the more recent Scorsese film ‘The Irishman,‘ from 2019.

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Susan Rothenberg‘s Asteroidal Impact on the New York Art World

Peter Schjeldahl on the painter Susan Rothenberg, whose work revolutionized the New York painting scene in the nineteen-seventies, and who died last week, at seventy-five, in Galisteo, New Mexico.

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A Case From a Judge‘s Past May Offer a Clue as to How the Michael Flynn Inquiry Will Proceed

Jeffrey Toobin writes about Judge Emmet G. Sullivan‘s decision to appoint an independent attorney to review the Justice Department‘s request that Sullivan dismiss the criminal case against the former national-security adviser Michael Flynn, who, in December of 2017, pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I.

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Remembering Aimee Stephens, Who Lost and Found Her Purpose

Masha Gessen writes about Aimee Stephens, whose suit against a former employer became the first transgender-rights case to be taken up by the Supreme Court. Stephens died in mid-May.

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How Betsey Johnson Built a Fashion Empire and Lost Her Name

Rachel Syme writes about the designer Betsey Johnson‘s memoir, ‘Betsey: A Memoir,‘ her career as a fashion designer, and her decision to sell her clothing brand.

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The Jaded Quitters Club

Siobhn Gallagher illustrates an array of covers for ‘The Jaded Quitters Club,‘ a series styled after ‘The Baby-sitters Club.‘

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