November 18, 2019
The Final Frontier
I love Mr. Spock because he reminds me of you, I told my father. For the first time that night, I considered the possibility that he was going to survive it.
Letter from Indiana
The New Front Line of the Anti-Abortion Movement
As rural health care flounders, crisis pregnancy centers are gaining ground.
Is the Supreme Court’s Fate in Elena Kagan’s Hands?
She’s not a liberal icon like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but, through her powers of persuasion, she’s the key Justice holding back the Court’s rightward shift.
A Reporter at Large
The Case Against Boeing
Since Samya Stumo’s death in a 737 MAX crash, her parents and her great-uncle, Ralph Nader, have devoted themselves to proving that the company put profit over safety.
The Current Cinema
Boys Will Be Boys in “Ford v Ferrari”
James Mangold’s strongest film yet, starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, feels like a character study strapped into an action flick.
A Critic at Large
From Little Englanders to Brexiteers
How Britain’s imperial decline led to today’s populist eruption, and to a crisis that may never fully be resolved.
Briefly Noted Book Reviews
“The Lost Art of Scripture,” “Shadow Network,” “The Revisioners,” and “The Book of Daniel.”
The Legend of Tina Turner
Turner lives in the popular imagination as an icon of resilience; a new Broadway musical attempts to reunify the singer and her work.
Sorrowful Songs at the White Light Festival
Julia Bullock and Christian Gerhaher bare the heart of Schumann and Mahler.
The Talk of the Town
Amy Davidson Sorkin on the ﬁght over Trump’s immunity; a Maasai warrior among Deadheads; breakups on loop; the diary of a caftan; Dax Shepard, museumgoer.
Trump’s Frantic Fight for Immunity
As public impeachment hearings begin, Trump’s Presidency is still defined by his belief that he cannot be held to account.
A Maasai Warrior Among the Deadheads
Kip Ole Polos travelled from Kenya to New York to raise money for wildlife conservation, with stops at the Yale Club and Madison Square Garden, where John Mayer stood in for Jerry Garcia.
Wrangling Men for Alia Shawkat
In a daylong theatrical marathon at bam , the “Arrested Development” star acted out a single spat—with a hundred different men.
Dept. of Hemlines
Adventures of a Caftan-Curious Man Chris Pine wore one on vacation in Capri, but would a modified muumuu make it past the dress code at the 21 Club?
Dax Shepard, Anthropology Major
On his podcast, “Armchair Expert,” the actor unpacks the slippery chaos of human behavior.
More Talk of the Town
Shouts & Murmurs
Shouts & Murmurs
On the First-World Campaign Trail
Shouts & Murmurs by Larry David: When I’m President, there will be a much greater emphasis on gluten. That’s a promise.
More Shouts & Murmurs
“He didn’t think it was fear. He told her what he thought it was. Ignorance leads to fear, she said.”
“Love and Dread”
“A desiccated daffodil. / A pigeon cooing on the sill.”
“Last night we ended up on the couch / trying to remember / all of the friends who had died so far.”
Goings On About Town
The High-Drama Flamenco of Soledad Barrio
At the Joyce, the dancer and her company, Noche Flamenca, perform with deep focus and raw energy—and without dry ice or multiple costume changes.
Tables for Two
Nami Nori’s Hand Rolls Are Worth the Wait
At a new West Village restaurant from former Masa chefs, patience is rewarded with toro, calamari, and exceptionally efficient service.
More Goings On About Town
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