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Douglas Stuart Reads Kevin Barry

The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss ‘Fjord of Killary,‘ by Kevin Barry, which appeared in a 2010 issue of the magazine.

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John Cuneo‘s ‘The Polar Opposite‘

The artist discusses his cover for the March 8, 2021, issue of the magazine.

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When the Barbizon Gave Women Rooms of Their Own

The story of New York City‘s most famous women-only hotel is also a story of class and sexual politics in the twentieth century.

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‘Poem That Ends at the Ocean,‘ by Jim Moore

Poetry by Jim Moore: ‘How the poem gets there / doesn‘t much matter, just so at last / it arrives.‘

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BrieflyNotedBook Reviews

‘In Memory of Memory,‘ ‘American Baby,‘ ‘Cathedral,‘ and ‘The Weak Spot.‘

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Problem-Solving with Minecraft‘s Zombies

Mel Brooks‘s son, the author and worst-case scenarist Max Brooks, thinkshis new novel, based on the video game,canteach kids critical-thinking skills, like how to approach asymmetric warfare.

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Last Exit from Afghanistan

Will peace talks with the Taliban and the prospect of an American withdrawal create a breakthrough or a collapse?

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Cartoon Caption Contest

Submit your caption.

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The Muddled History of Anti-Asian Violence

It‘s difficult to describe anti-Asian racism when society lacks a coherent historical account of what it actually looks like.

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Obama and Springsteen‘s Podcast Is Here to Lull America

In ‘Renegades,‘ a new Spotify podcast, the rock superstar and the ex-President dub themselves rebellious outsiders while playing their familiar hits.

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The Untold Story of Queer Foster Families

In the nineteen-seventies, social workers in several states placed queer teen-agers with queer foster parents, in discrete acts of quiet radicalism.

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The Cryptic Crossword: No.87

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.

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Obama and Springsteen Are Here to Lull America

In ‘Renegades,‘ a new Spotify podcast, the Boss and the Chief dub themselves rebellious outsiders while playing soothing hits.

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Sunday Reading: Honoring Black History Month

From The New Yorker‘s archive: a selection of writing on race, civil rights, and justice.

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With a Third Vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson, Are We Finally Winning Against COVID-19?

It‘s been a year of emotional ups and downs, but for now, at least, even withmore variants of the virus, the ups seem tobewinning.

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A Deportation Nightmare in the Bronx

Arrested for jaywalking, a DACA recipient spent the pandemic in ICE detention because of what New York City officials admit was an ‘operational error.‘ He could be deported as soon as next week.

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The Secret Early History of Queer Foster Families

In the nineteen-seventies, social workers in several states placed queer teen-agers with queer foster parents, in discrete acts of quiet radicalism.

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Law Enforcement and the Problem of White Supremacy

Police chiefs have tended to dismiss the political activities of their officers as their First Amendment right to express themselves.

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‘Dear Comrades!‘ Is the Story of Two Russian Families and a Century of Terror

For decades, the Soviet regime suppressed public discussion of the bloody Novocherkassk protests, which are now dramatized in Russia‘s Oscars entry.

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A Cocktail Book That Brings Flair to Life in Lockdown

The creative recipes in Shannon Mustipher‘s tiki-themed cocktail book provide a much-needed serotonin boost in this extremely indoor winter.

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Andi Schmied‘s Billionaire-Espionage Art Project

The Hungarian artist, undercover as an oligarch, infiltrated Manhattan‘s ultra-luxury high-rises with her fake husband, Zoltan, for a book of intentionally unartful photos.

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Plots of Nineteen-Eighties Movies if Their Protagonists Had Been People of Color

‘Back to the Future,‘‘Footloose,‘ ‘Hoosiers,‘ and other eighties classics reimagined without the white people.

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Anthony Hopkins Remembers It All

At eighty-three, the actor says, performing is easier than it‘s ever been. Every role slips into the story of life.

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‘Dons of Disco,‘ Reviewed: A Stranger-Than-Fiction Battle in the World of Italian Pop

Jonathan Sutak‘s documentary tells the amazing story of the lip-synching eighties star Den Harrow and the war between the two men who made up the act.

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