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Donald Trump‘s True Allegiances

Who could have predicted the President‘s latest outrage? Barack Obama and anyone, really.

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Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon

Andy Borowitz jokes that President Donald Trump complains the media is only telling the sun‘s side of the story in the leadup to Monday‘s total solar eclipse.

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Noises I Heard People Make While Browsing for Books

Jeremy Nguyen provides GIF illustrations of the sounds he hears in the young-adult, self-help, and other sections of a bookstore.

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A Graphic Novel to Transform Teens Into City Planners

Alexandra Lange on the graphic novel ‘No Small Plans,‘ which was designed as an educational tool for teaching Chicago teen-agers about architecture and history.

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The New Yorkers Tied for the Total-Solar-Eclipse Record

Reflections from the men who have seen thirty-three apiece.

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Garry Kasparov Returns, Briefly, to Chess

Louisa Thomas on Garry Kasparov‘s appearance at a chess tournament in St. Louis, where he faced off against the younger Russian player Sergey Karjakin, favored by Putin, three times.

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Steve Bannon‘s Departure Won‘t Save Trump‘s Presidency

John Cassidy on Donald Trump‘s decision to fire Steve Bannon and why his departure is no reason to suppose that Trump will change his ways.

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Beyond Mayweather-McGregor, a Boxing Match That Could Measure Real Greatness

Kelefa Sanneh on upcoming boxing matches between Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Conor McGregor, and between Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo.

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Getting Rid of Bannon Won‘t Save Trump

John Cassidy on Donald Trump‘s decision to fire Steve Bannon and why his departure is no reason to suppose that Trump will change his ways.

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Carl Icahn‘s Failed Raid on Washington

Was President Trump‘s richest adviser focussed on helping the country-or his own bottom line?

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The Rise and Fall of Steve Bannon

Ryan Lizza on Steve Bannon‘s firing and why his legacy will likely be one of xenophobia and hostility to nonwhites.

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Steamy Summer Reads: Spies, Sex, and a Total Eclipse

Russian spies in fiction and reality, Curtis Sittenfeld on men and romance novels, Annie Dillard describes a total eclipse, and a story by Sherman Alexie.

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The Total Solar Eclipse We Deserve

Alan Burdick discusses the so-called Great American Eclipse of 2017-what it will be like, what it means, and why we need it.

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What Would a Museum of Capitalism Look Like?

Anna Wiener on the Museum of Capitalism, an installation by the art team FICTILIS, which imagines a world in which capitalism is obsolete.

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Why Congress Should Censure Trump for Boosting White Supremacists

Ryan Lizza speaks to the Democratic New York Congressman Gerald Nadler about why he believes Congress should censure Donald Trump for his remarks on white supremacists.

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Bonus Daily Cartoon: Bannon Out

David Sipress‘s Bonus Daily Cartoon considers the news that President Trump has decided to dismiss Steve Bannon.

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What to Stream This Weekend: Seaside Frolics

Richard Brody rounds up five films to stream on video services such as Amazon, iTunes, and YouTube, including ‘Moonrise Kingdom,‘ directed by Wes Anderson.

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The Bolder Type

Max Lakin imagines a satirical spinoff of the Freeform dramedy ‘The Bold Type,‘ about decreasingly ambitious freelance magazine writers in New York City.

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An Immigrant‘s View of Charlottesville

Jiayang Fan on what the racism behind the recent white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, looks like to an immigrant.

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The Deadly Cost of Pregnancy for Migrant Women in Jordan

Alice Su writes about the dangers facing Filipina domestic workers who become pregnant in Jordan, where abortion is illegal and migrant women‘s rights are not a priority.

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Fall Classical-Music Preview

Centenary celebrations for Leonard Bernstein, and the White Light Festival, which highlights the spiritual expressions of composers.

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What to See in Movie Theatres This Weekend

Richard Brody and Anthony Lane recommend movies to see in theatres, including ‘Detroit,‘ ‘Good Time,‘ ‘Dunkirk,‘ and ‘Whose Streets?‘

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Controversy over Confederate Statues Inspires Betsy DeVos to Google Civil War

Andy Borowitz jokes that after hearing about the controversy over Confederate statues, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was forced to Google the Civil War.

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Daily Cartoon: Friday, August 18th

Kim Warp‘s Daily Cartoon considers the August eclipse and President Donald Trump.

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