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Lila Ash's Daily Cartoon shows teen-agers in need of some guidance on the country's current ideological crisis.
Shouts & Murmurs by Don Steinberg: I pointed at my mouth to indicate that I was hungry. My phone buzzed with a coupon from Grubhub.
The siblings Masha and Keith Gessen on writing about Russia, emigrating, experiencing their parents in two different countries, and whether Trump or Putin is worse.
Dan Chiasson writes on the poet W. S. Merwin, who died on Friday, at the age of ninety-one, and on his haunted, Delphic works.
Eric Lach writes on the former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke's first campaign trip to Iowa, in advance of the Iowa caucuses and the 2020 Presidential election.
Christine Mi humorously illustrates the behaviors that emerge on the New York City subway and the natural rules that explain them.
Bill McKibben on whether the Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke will back up his support for a Green New Deal by standing up to the powerful fossil-fuel industry in Texas.
The next two weeks will test how deeply a nation can immerse itself in self-delusion, Amy Davidson Sorkin writes.
John Cassidy writes about the attack in New Zealand and how to respond to the growing threat of extremist violence in the age of social media.
Neima Jahromi writes about the attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Facebook's problem of moderating live video.
Talib Babb writes a humorous list of suggestions for polite heckles for spectators who tend to get too personal when yelling at athletes.
Richard Brody on a documentary about the Apollo 11 moon landing that, through its conventional, uninspired storytelling, renders the wondrous event banal.
Two undocumented activists infiltrate a detention facility to confront the immigration system from inside.
Franoise Mouly talks to the artist Mark Ulriksen about his cover for this week's issue of The New Yorker.
Grace Miceli humorously illustrates the innocuous objects that a dog will bark at.
Simon Parkin on how video-game developers have continued to borrow politically charged settings while arguing that their games are politically impartial.
Sara Mearns, of New York City Ballet, stars in the City Center Encores! production of the 1938 Rodgers and Hart musical.
Anthony Lane reviews Anthony Maras's Hotel Mumbai, starring Armie Hammer and Dev Patel, and Jia Zhangke's Ash Is Purest White.