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Letter from Trump’s Washington
The President Is Acting Like Saudi Arabia’s Lawyer in the Khashoggi Affair
Three weeks after the dissident journalist’s apparent murder, Donald Trump keeps finding new ways to prolong the crisis.
By Susan B. Glasser
News Desk
Why the Trump White House Is Having a Meltdown Over the Migrant Caravan
For all the Administration’s avowals of toughness, none of its strategies has helped stem the flow of migrants north.
By Jonathan Blitzer
Books
Marginal Men Take Center Stage in the Novels of Dag Solstad
The brilliant Norwegian writer knows how remote actual lives are from the conventions of narrative.
By James Wood
Hot Takes
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vs. Mike Francesa
The former Iranian President has been tweeting about American sports. Can he make it as a pundit?
By Zach Helfand
News & Culture
Jamal Khashoggi’s Final Words—for Other Journalists Like Him
By Robin Wright
Why Were a Filmmaker and a Journalist Arrested in Northern Ireland?
By Patrick Radden Keefe
The Confounding Sadness of Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria”
By Anthony Lane
Putin’s Nuclear Lies and Heavenly Promises
By Masha Gessen
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The Current
Donald Trump Celebrates Violence Against Journalists
On Thursday night, at a campaign rally in Missoula, the President offered up a story about a Montana representative body-slamming a journalist as a thing to delight and feel pride in.
By Eric Lach
Annals of Gastronomy
A Sommelier-World Scandal
The revelation of deceit in fine wine’s most sacrosanct circle has rattled the tight-knit world of sommeliers, who pride themselves on presenting a decorous, unflappable face to those outside their ranks.
By Bianca Bosker
On Television
“My Dinner with Hervé” Is a Testament to Peter Dinklage’s Charisma
The story of Hervé Villechaize’s life—rearranged to maximize its simplicity as both a show-biz roller-coaster ride and an allegory of toxic celebrity—is one of physical difference and social distance.
By Troy Patterson
Swamp Chronicles
Is Fraud Part of the Trump Organization’s Business Model?
A joint investigation by ProPublica and WNYC shows that many of the Trump Organization’s international deals bear the hallmarks of financial fraud, including money laundering, deceptive borrowing, lying to investors, and other potential crimes.
By Adam Davidson
On and Off the Avenue
Fran Drescher in “The Nanny” Is the Look for Fall
The resurgence of Fran Fine’s style—part of a larger wave of nineties nostalgia in the fashion world—is a shorthand for a brash kind of femininity that commands respect without ever quite fitting in.
By Rachel Syme
House Call
Bill Irwin Goes Hudson Valley Gothic
The star of a new silent film based on Washington Irving’s stories tours the author’s historic estate.
By Anna Russell
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The Front Row
“The Hate U Give,” Reviewed: An Empathetic, Nuanced Portrait of a Teen’s Political Awakening
The movie isn’t a bold or bracing work of stylistic originality; rather, it’s one in which a familiar manner is expanded and elevated by way of insight and sensibility.
By Richard Brody
October 19, 2018
Politics and More Podcast
Exploring the Mysteries of Trumponomics
John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what voters think about the strong economy, Trump’s tax cuts, and a potential trade war.
October 19, 2018
The New Yorker Radio Hour
Kelela Reinvents R. & B., and Sally Yates Gets Fired
The singer talks about when it’s necessary to “kill the vibe” in a bad business meeting, and the veteran of the Justice Department describes her ten-day tenure in the Trump Administration.
October 19, 2018
News Desk
Haitians Want to Know What the Government Has Done with Missing Oil Money
The pilfering of Petrocaribe funds has been a concern in Haiti for years, but it wasn’t until this summer that grievances spread widely online, leading to anti-corruption street protests and massive demonstrations.
By Edwidge Danticat
October 19, 2018
Culture Desk
Jonah Hill Faithfully Re-creates the Raw, Fleeting Years of Skate Culture, in “Mid90s”
The film’s coming-of-age story is timeless, but the setting couldn’t be more specific.
By Cole Louison
October 19, 2018
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Paul Allen, the Quiet Space Baron
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Helen Rosner
Women Have Been Left to Clean Up the Food World’s #MeToo Mess
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Michael Schulman
How Paul Dano Adapted a Richard Ford Novel for His Movie “Wildlife”
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“Wanderlust,” Reviewed: Toni Collette in a Self-Help Soap Opera
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A mysterious creature works hard to make new friends and get a decent forest selfie in Sara Litzenberger’s lively animation.
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“This pumpkin-spice craze has been good to us, my noble steed.”
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What Life Used to Look Like in San Francisco’s Mission District
These photographs capture the last moment when American neighborhoods were the essential nodes of a true public culture—a tight network of pluralistic local life that spilled into the streets.
By Nathan Heller
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Tables for Two
Fading Fixtures Haunt the New Four Seasons
From its loyal patrons to the Dover sole, the reopened mid-century monument feels sadder than ever.
By Hannah Goldfield
On Television
“The Romanoffs,” “Camping,” and the Problem of Second Acts
Matthew Weiner’s “Mad Men” follow-up feels troubled by the same issues it seeks to explore, while Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s comedy benefits from a loosey-goosey ensemble.
By Emily Nussbaum
Legends
What It Took to Write About Baseball as a Woman
Jane Leavy reflects on fraught encounters with Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin.
By Zach Helfand
Fiction
“Flaubert Again”
“If she were ever really writing, the writing would pull her down into itself and erase everything but her decency. ”
By Anne Carson
Our Columnists
John Cassidy
Donald Trump, Jamal Khashoggi, and the Post-Truth World
When Trump perceives that his own interests are threatened, he will say pretty much anything, regardless of how outrageous it sounds.
Amy Davidson Sorkin
Trump’s Message for 2020: the Democrats Are a “Wacko” Mob
“In their lust for power, the Democrats have become totally unhinged,” Trump said at a recent rally.
Masha Gessen
Elizabeth Warren Falls for Trump’s Trap—and Promotes Insidious Ideas About Race and DNA
Warren is reinforcing an insidious way in which Americans talk about race: as though it were a measurable biological category.
Robin Wright
President Trump’s Overeager Acceptance of the Saudi Excuse in the Khashoggi Affair
President Trump seems a bit too ready to embrace the Saudi version of events.
Andy Borowitz
Trump Dispatches Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Saudi Arabia to Provide Lying Advice
Sources close to Sanders said that the press secretary was “horrified” during her first meeting in Riyadh to discover that the crown prince’s lying skills were “rudimentary at best.”
Richard Brody
The Best Version of “A Star Is Born”
Earlier versions of the film, which has been remade this year with Lady Gaga in the title role, are available to stream online, including the 1954 version, starring Judy Garland.
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A Visit with Joan Baez, and a Dire Threat to Voting
The folk-music icon hasn’t stopped trying to change the world with music. Plus, a report on the frightening possibility of hacked elections.
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