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Other Jobs That Need Term Limits

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-04 11:00

Ginny Hogan, Chandler Dean, and Jason Adam Katzenstein present a humorous argument for why certain objects and job titles—cuckoo clocks, Presidents, and man’s best friend, to name a few—should have a hard end date.

This Fourth of July, Consider Trump’s Lobster Fib

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-04 10:00

Louis Menand on Donald Trump’s incessant lying, about matters large, like the coronavirus, and small, like the lobster industry, and what it means for the U.S. as the country celebrates the Fourth of July.

Hasan Minhaj, Kenan Thompson, and Laura Marling Walk Into a Festival

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-03 17:00

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, highlights from the 2019 New Yorker Festival, including interviews with the comedians Hasan Minaj and Kenan Thompson and the folk singer Laura Marling.

What to Stream: “Top of the Heap,” a Tale of a Black Cop in Seventies D.C., Is a Crucial Work of Afrofuturism

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-03 13:25

Richard Brody on the unjustly neglected 1972 film “Top of the Heap,” written and directed by its star, Christopher St. John, who plays a black cop with a rich and troubled fantasy life and a host of real-world problems.

Camp Chickasaw Online: Your Daily Schedule

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-03 11:00

Amy Kurzweil humorously details the itinerary of online summer camp during quarantine due to the coronavirus.

To the World, We’re Now America the Racist and Pitiful

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-03 10:00

To mark the Fourth of July, Robin Wright writes about the true meaning of the Statue of Liberty and the diminished standing of the United States in the eyes of the world.

Daily Cartoon: Friday, July 3rd

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-03 10:00

Madeline Horwath’s Daily Cartoon depicts a man and his children lighting fireworks indoors for the Fourth of July.

Populists Inflame the Coronavirus Outbreak Across Latin America

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 20:32

Whether in Brazil, Mexico, or elsewhere, when heads of state have reacted to the pandemic politically rather than clinically, their citizens have suffered for it, Jon Lee Anderson writes.

“The Truth,” Reviewed: Catherine Deneuve Is a Full-Time Diva of Quiet Ferocity

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 16:51

Richard Brody reviews “The Truth,” the new film from the director Hirokazu Kore-eda, starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, and Ethan Hawke.

What Can a Filmed Version of “Hamilton” Offer Us Now?

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 16:42

Lauren Michele Jackson writes about Disney’s filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation “Hamilton,” which arrives in a transformed moment in American politics and culture.

A Man of Substance

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 16:00

Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook cartoon depicts President Donald Trump as an enormous, gelatinous blob.

Putin Considering Not Running Trump for Reëlection

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 15:53

Andy Borowitz jokes that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been backing Donald Trump in the Presidential race but is thinking about replacing him with Mitch McConnell, Devin Nunes, or Rand Paul.

The Gay Marriages of a Nineteenth-Century Prison Ship

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 10:00

Jim Downs on a British prison ship in the nineteenth century in Bermuda, where a convict named George Baxter Grundy claimed that male prisoners considered themselves to be in same-sex marriages.

Daily Cartoon: Thursday, July 2nd

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 10:00

Peter Kupers’s Daily Cartoon depicts an invisible man fretting over invisible germs.

How to Guilt People Into Wearing a Face Mask

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 10:00

Malaka Gharib offers a series of humorous illustrations showing various ways to try to get people to put on their dang masks, to protect the public against the coronavirus.

At the Core of the Climate Crisis

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 23:00

In his weekly newsletter, Bill McKibben writes about Facebook, the oil industry, and why so many large corporations remain resistant to change.

As Trump’s Hostility to Masks Fuels a Public-Health Nihilism, Fauci Issues a New Plea

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 19:59

Amy Davidson Sorkin on the public-health nihilism that is growing in the wake of Donald Trump’s unreasoning hostility to wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and the Senate testimony given on Tuesday by Anthony Fauci.

The Confederate Flag Finally Falls in Mississippi

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 17:29

W. Ralph Eubanks on how Black Lives Matter protesters finally won the battle to change the Mississippi state flag, which, since 1894, had included the Confederate stars and bars.

The Removal of a Theodore Roosevelt Statue Is a Good First Step in Rethinking America’s Monuments

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 17:05

Andrea K. Scott on the decision of the American Museum of Natural History to remove a racist equestrian statue that depicts Theodore Roosevelt towering over an indigenous man and a black man.

Trump May Not Have Read Brief Because He Holds Reading Material Upside Down

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 15:28

Andy Borowitz jokes that Donald Trump didn’t read his Presidential Daily Brief about Russian bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan because he can’t tell when documents or books are upside down.

Make America Canada Again

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 10:00

The illustrator Tim Long and the humorist Jason Logan offer reasons why the nation of Canada is better than the United States of America.

Allegra Goodman Reads Eudora Welty

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 10:00

Allegra Goodman joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “No Place for You, My Love,” by Eudora Welty, from a 1952 issue of the magazine.

Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, July 1st

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 10:00

Julia Suits’s Daily Cartoon depicts a man excitedly turning the page of a calendar to a new month, July, 2020.

The Club-Kid Consignment Shop That Helped Spark a Vintage Craze, in “Allan & Suzi”

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 10:00

Rachel Syme writes about a new documentary, “Allan & Suzi,” by the filmmaker Smriti Keshari, in which consignment-store proprietors Allan Pollock and Suzi Kandell talk about club kids, nineties fashion, and New York’s underground scene.

Europe in 1989, America in 2020, and the Death of the Lost Cause

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 10:00

David W. Blight compares the fall of Communism with the removal of statues and other symbols of slavery and the Confederacy in the United States.

John Roberts Distances Himself from the Trump-McConnell Legal Project

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-30 21:53

Jeffery Toobin writes about the recent decisions by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, who backed L.G.B.T.Q. protections, Dreamers, and abortion rights.

Should Billy Joe Wardlow Be Executed for a Crime Committed When He Was Eighteen?

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-30 18:34

Lincoln Caplan writes about Billy Joe Wardlow, a forty-five year-old convicted murderer in Texas whose execution is scheduled for July and who is asking the Supreme Court to consider the clinical, if not emotional, possibility of redemption.

The Messy Politics of Black Voices—and “Black Voice”—in American Animation

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-30 17:31

Lauren Michele Jackson writes about the history of black voices on radio, television, and in animation, and the recent decision by white actors including Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell to stop voicing black animated characters.

Trump Did Not Read Taliban Brief Because He Was Busy Not Reading Coronavirus Brief

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-30 14:45

Andy Borowitz jokes about Donald Trump’s flimsy excuse for not taking action after allegedly learning that Russia has been paying the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan.

Eight-Lane Runaways: Take This Stick and Bring It Back Here

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-30 11:00

An excerpt from Henry McCausland’s new surreal graphic novel, about a group of runners searching for themselves, to be published by Fantagraphics.

Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, June 30th

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-30 10:00

Sara Lautman’s Daily Cartoon depicts “Crucible”-inspired characters talking about social distancing with the Devil.

Hari Kunzru Reads “A Transparent Woman”

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-30 10:00

On the “Writer’s Voice” podcast, Deborah Treisman hosts the author Hari Kunzru, who reads his story “A Transparent Woman,” from the July 6 & 13, 2020, issue of The New Yorker.

Milton Glaser Made You Look Once, Think Twice

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 22:26

Kyle Chayka on the life and work of the artist, illustrator, and graphic designer Milton Glaser, who has died, at the age of ninety-one.

What John Roberts’s Surprise Abortion-Rights Ruling Means for the Future of Roe v. Wade

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 22:12

Isaac Chotiner talks to the legal scholar Mary Ziegler about the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Louisiana abortion-access case, Chief Justice Roberts’s emphasis on precedence, and how the Court’s decision isn’t an unequivocal victory for freedom of choice.

Keeping Released Prisoners Safe and Sane

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 20:00

In some counties, prisons are the largest providers of mental-health care. What happens when their inmates, who are also their patients, are suddenly released?

The Walkman, Forty Years On

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 16:09

Matt Alt writes about the history of the Walkman, the portable cassette player invented in 1979.

Trump to Retaliate Against Russia by Sending Jared Kushner to Advise Kremlin on Coronavirus Response

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 15:21

Andy Borowitz jokes that Trump is responding to reports that Russia paid the Taliban a bounty for killing American soldiers in Afghanistan by sending Jared Kusher to Russia to aid, disastrously, in its battle against the coronavirus.

Directions to the Fabled House of Polls

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 11:00

Patrick Crooks writes a humorous description of the difficult quest to vote in the United States.

Slide Show: New Yorker Cartoons July 6 & 13, 2020

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

New cartoons from the magazine.

Hari Kunzru on Privacy, Surveillance, and Paranoia

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

Deborah Treisman interviews the author Hari Kunzru about his short story “A Transparent Woman,” from the July 6, 2020, issue of The New Yorker.

New York Enters Phase II

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

A sketchpad by Jason Adam Katzenstein: The city is open again—sort of.

“Shanghai,” by Megan Fernandes

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

Poetry by Megan Fernandes: “This is a place where I’ve let people down.”

Daily Cartoon: Monday, June 29th

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

Akeem Roberts’s Daily Cartoon depicts God and an angel watching the world catch fire in an event they thought had been scheduled for 2012.

Why the Mueller Investigation Failed

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

Jeffrey Toobin on President Trump’s obstructions of justice, which were broader than those of Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton, and why the special counsel’s report didn’t say so.

The Mail

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

Letters respond to Elizabeth Kolbert’s reporting on Iceland’s coronavirus response, Peter Schjeldahl’s essay about the art of Edward Hopper, and Joan Acocella’s piece on Andy Warhol.

The Unruly Genius of Joyce Carol Oates

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

In an era that fetishizes form, Oates has become America’s preëminent fiction writer by doing everything you’re not supposed to do, Leo Robson writes.

Bill Nighy’s Obsessions, Onscreen and Off

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

Sarah Larson on how the British actor got into character for the new movie “Sometimes Always Never,” in which he plays a music-loving Merseyside tailor.

Michaela Coel’s Chaos and Charisma in HBO’s “I May Destroy You”

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

The HBO series “I May Destroy You,” created by and starring Michaela Coel, is a hangout vehicle, a detective story, and a comic bildungsroman, Doreen St. Félix writes.

The Coronavirus Pandemic’s Wider Health-Care Crisis

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

Dhruv Kullar writes about the ways in which the coronavirus has disrupted patient care and hospital finances—and the problems that could deepen as the COVID-19 spreads.

Musicians and Composers Respond to a Chaotic Moment

Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-29 10:00

The pandemic and the protests inspire works of lamentation and rage, Alex Ross writes.