A Comic Strip by Emily Flake:Maybe all comfort is an illusion.
Like HBO‘s ‘Watchmen,‘ this comicadaptationmakes a point of deconstructing its own genre, but without a maverick savior. The show is outlandish, pessimistic, and brutally funny,Doreen St.Flix writes.
Shouts & Murmurs by Noah Baumbach:‘What operating system are you working on? Ask the gnome.‘
The aftermath of November‘s vote has the potential to make 2000 look like a mere skirmish, Jeffrey Toobin writes.
Around the world, people who accidentally spread the coronavirus must face both a dangerous illness and an onslaught of online condemnation, D. T. Max writes.
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‘The Erratics,‘ ‘Deep Delta Justice,‘ ‘A Country for Dying,‘ and ‘Owed.‘
Forget artificial sweeteners. Researchers are now developing new forms of real sugar, to deliver sweetness with fewer calories. But tricking our biology is no easy feat, Nicola Twilley writes.
Shvitzing in a tallis and a leopard-print mask, Diana Fersko does her Shabbat Walk, greeting the faithful on stoops and in lobbies, Micah Hauser writes.
In a new video series, the members of the orchestra play together for the first time since lockdown began, Alex Ross writes.
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Druv Khullar writes on the state of America‘s response to the coronavirus pandemic upon reaching the tragic milestone of two hundred thousand U.S. deaths from COVID-19.
Victor Luckerson writes about the descendants of William Danforth Williams, a real-life survivor of the Tulsa race riots whose mother owned the historic Williams Dreamland Theatre, and whose family history inspired aspects of characters in the HBO science-fiction series ‘Watchmen.‘
Andy Borowitz jokes that, after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donald Trump plans to nominate a woman, person, camera, or TV to the Supreme Court-alluding to the list of words that the President boasted he could remember easily in a cognitive test.
Naomi Fry and Jason Adam Katzenstein humorously imagine the content-creator members of the newest TikTok collaboration house.
Isaac Chotiner speaks with Danielle Pletka, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, about her concerns about a Biden Administration, whether Donald Trump represents the Republican Party, and how she looks back on her time working with Senator Jesse Helms.
A free, online cryptic crossword puzzle from the New Yorker‘s archive, with answers and clues that exhibit the wit and intelligence of the magazine.
The disasterencapsulates a moment in which both science and the everyday rhythms of American life seem to be under assault, Amy Davidson Sorkin writes.
Peter Slevin writes about Oscar DePriest Elementary, on Chicago‘s West Side, which is adapting to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
From The New Yorker‘s archive: a selection of features and criticism by Alex Ross.
Michael Schulman interviews the English comedian John Cleese about artistic inspiration, cultural appropriation, tabloid journalism, and unappealing vegetables.