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Who Owns the Internet?

What Big Tech‘s monopoly powers mean for our culture.

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James Cromwell‘s Civil Disobedience

He‘s known for his salt-of-the-earth performance in ‘Babe,‘ but this summer he‘s been in the news for his rabble-rousing.

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Briefly Noted

‘Life in Code,‘ ‘Behave,‘ ‘Fly Me,‘ and ‘The Purple Swamp Hen.‘

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Project

Your clock‘s been turned to zero, though there is no zero on a clock. Your skin is petal soft no matter how old the starter kit was- but you will get tired or bored. That‘s when the clock starts up. Your parents want you happy, but we also

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Dogs Go Wolf

The storm came and erased the quiet.Well, the older sister thought, an island is never really quiet. Even without the storm, there were waves and wind and air-conditioners and generators and animals moving out there in the dark.What the storm had erased was the silence from the other cabin.

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Family-Vacation Breakdown

Andrea Lewis (Vacation Nation): Jill, Ryan, thank you for taking the time for this press conference. You guys just came off an eight-day visit with Jill‘s parents in Florida. You went into this vacation with high hopes. It seemed like you‘d put the Disney cruise behind you and had addressed some holes in your game,

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An Upset at the Comedians‘ Table

To make room for a kitchen extension in the Olive Tree, the special table reserved for performers had to be moved. They weren‘t happy.

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St. Vincent‘s Cheeky, Sexy Rock

In the follow-up to her breakthrough experimental album, is Annie Clark making a grab for pop success?

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A Norwegian Master of the Short Story

Gunnhild yehaug dramatizes the critical consciousness.

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A Memoir about Being a Black Gentrifier in Bed-Stuy

Doreen St. Flix reviews ‘Making Rent in Bed-Stuy,‘ a memoir about living in Bedford-Stuyvesant by the filmmaker Brandon Harris.

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Postscript: Jerry Lewis

Richard Brody remembers the actor, director, moviemaker, and philanthropist Jerry Lewis, who has died at the age of ninety-one.

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Tucker Carlson and Trump‘s Confused Defenders

Kelefa Sanneh writes about Tucker Carlson, Steve Bannon, Julius Krein, and the confusion and equivocation among Donald Trump‘s current and former supporters.

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Chasing Pythons in the Everglades, and Finding an Eerie Dreamscape

Jos Ginarte on Balarama Heller‘s series ‘Zero at the Bone,‘ shot in the Florida Everglades.

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Delmore Schwartz and the Biographer‘s Obsession

A piece drawn from James Atlas‘s ‘The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer‘s Tale,‘ which is out August 22nd, from Pantheon.

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A New Voyager Golden Record: How Would You Explain Humanity Today to Aliens?

In 1977, NASA sent a collection of music, sounds, and images from Earth into outer space. What cultural artifacts would you choose in 2017?

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How the Voyager Golden Record Was Made

Timothy Ferris, the producer of the Golden Record, which was launched aboard the twin Voyager probes, in 1977, describes how the project came to fruition.

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Embroidering ‘Game of Thrones‘

Jessamyn Conrad on Michele Carragher, whose embroidery adorns the costumes on the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones.‘

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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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