February 13 & 20, 2017
New York Journal
The Second Avenue Subway Is Here!
The début of New York’s newest train line took place at noon on New Year’s Day—ninety-seven years after it was first conceived.
A Critic at Large
Capturing James Baldwin’s Legacy Onscreen
With “I Am Not Your Negro,” Raoul Peck seems to be stepping in to make the movie that Baldwin couldn’t.
George Saunders Gets Inside Lincoln’s Head
“Lincoln in the Bardo,” the writer’s first novel, is a stunning depiction of the sixteenth President’s psyche.
Refugees in America
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Viet Thanh Nguyen tells stories about people poised between their devastated homeland and their affluent adopted country.
Briefly Noted Book Reviews
“Rumi’s Secret,” “The Men in My Life,” “The Moravian Night,” and “The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead.”
The Absorbing Nightmare of “Legion”
The FX show provides the backstory of a fringe X-Man who was once deemed too disturbing to be part of the team.
The Current Cinema
“A United Kingdom” and “Land of Mine”
A demure romance with Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo, and Martin Zandvliet’s film about land mines.
The Talk of the Town
Trump’s Radical Anti-Americanism As the President rejects our foundational principles, all we can turn to is our instinct for shared defiance.
Wind On Capitol Hill
Becoming Steve Bannon’s Bannon
How Julia Hahn got from the University of Chicago to Breitbart to the White House.
Up Life’s Ladder
Becoming an American Under Trump
After Trump signed his executive order, nine young women met at the Arab-American Family Support Center, in Brooklyn, to study for the citizenship exam.
The Gelernt Siblings’ High-Profile Cases
Michelle spent Inauguration Day defending El Chapo. A week later, her brother Lee argued with the A.C.L.U. against Trump’s “Muslim ban.”
The Financial Page
Trump’s Budget Bluffs
His tough talk on cutting government waste hides the fact that there’s no way he can deliver on his many promises.
More Talk of the Town
Shouts & Murmurs
Is This Hygge?
Shouts & Murmurs: I hold the mug with both hands. This has got to be hygge.
More Shouts & Murmurs
“Just So You’ll Know”
Poetry: “Oh, / make me a boy again! Do something!”
Goings On About Town
Bad Bad Hats Get the Last Word
The Twin Cities trio brings fluid indie rock to Baby’s All Right.
How America Receives Refugees
“We Were So Beloved” is Manfred Kirchheimer’s personal documentary about the German Jews who made it to the United States—and those who didn’t.
The Invention of the Downtown Art Scene
A jam-packed show at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery surveys a defining epoch in the geographical mythos.
Conjuring Geraldine Page
In a self-penned stage piece, the actress Angelica Page pays homage to the monumental artist who was her mother.
Ceremonial Drinking at Karasu
At the back of a brunch spot in Fort Greene lies this elegant lounge, where even a whiskey neat is crafted with a many-stepped ritual.
Tables for Two
A Reincarnation of Chinatown’s Finest Eatery
Like the establishment itself, Chinese Tuxedo’s menu reveals both the past and the present.
More Goings On About Town
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