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Can Biden Reverse Trump’s Damage to the State Department?
Reeling from the leadership of Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo, career officials wonder whether Secretary of State Antony Blinken can revitalize American diplomacy.
By Ronan Farrow
Our Columnists
Iran Moves Toward a One-Party State
The Supreme Leader is willing to risk the legitimacy of an election to consolidate monolithic hard-line control.
By Robin Wright
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The High Cost of Biden’s Meeting with Putin
To Biden, illusions are a hazard in foreign policy; to Putin, they are its currency.
By Masha Gessen
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Annals of Inquiry
How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory
To Christopher Rufo, a term for a school of legal scholarship looked like “the perfect weapon.”
By Benjamin Wallace-WellsJune 18, 2021
Letter from Biden’s Washington
Joe Biden Just Had a Summit with Vladimir Putin and Nothing Crazy Happened
The triumph of Geneva is that it was not Helsinki.
By Susan B. GlasserJune 16, 2021
Q. & A.
The Trump Administration’s Extraordinary Leak Investigations
A Times reporter on the news that Democrats’ and reporters’ phone data were seized by the Justice Department.
By Isaac ChotinerJune 16, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
Everyone Wants to Sell the Last Barrel of Oil
The Keystone XL win—and the Line 3 battle—make clear that cutting off the supply of oil is a key part of the climate fight.
By Bill McKibbenJune 16, 2021
Daily Comment
The Political, Legal, and Moral Minefield That Donald Trump Left for Merrick Garland
Some fear that a former judge with a passionate belief in fairness and neutrality cannot effectively counter Trump.
By David RohdeJune 15, 2021
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Annals of Education
The Rise of Black Homeschooling
Often underserved by traditional schools, Black parents are banding together to educate their children, sometimes with an unexpected funding source.
By Casey Parks
Onward and Upward with the Arts
The Musical Mysteries of Josquin
During the Renaissance, he was celebrated as the Michelangelo of music. But many works attributed to him may be those of gifted contemporaries.
By Alex Ross
A Reporter at Large
Learning to Ski in a Country of Beginners
As China prepares to host the Winter Olympics, its people get on skis.
By Peter Hessler
The Formidable Charm of Omar Sy
How the star of “Lupin” pulled off his greatest confidence trick.
By Lauren Collins

Destined for Bullfighting, He Chose to Revolutionize Flamenco Instead–by Dancing in Drag
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A Dancer’s Subversive Style of Dancing Flamenco
In the film “Flamenco Queer,” by Ana González and Frederick Bernas, a queer man’s lifelong passion for flamenco comes out after decades of hiding feminine impulses in a conservative society with rigid cultural traditions.
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Jon M. Chu on “In the Heights”
The director talks about his film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical. Plus, the politics of race drives a wedge deep into America’s largest Protestant denomination.
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