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Loretta Lynn's New Album, and the Trail She Blazed in Country Music
David Cantwell writes about Loretta Lynn's new album, Wouldn't It Be Great, and the role she has played as a woman in country music.
Oct 16 7:47PM The New Yorker

Donald Trump, Jamal Khashoggi, and the Post-Truth World
John Cassidy writes about President Donald Trump's reluctance to implicate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the disappearance and presumed murder of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Oct 16 4:08PM The New Yorker

The Screening Room: Undiscovered
Sarah Larson writes about Sara Litzenberger's animated short Undiscovered, about an innocent and gloriously absurd Sasquatch who seeks friendship in the forest.
Oct 16 9:00AM The New Yorker

The Underlying Attack in the Harvard Admissions Lawsuit
Jeffrey Toobin on the motivations of Edward Blum, the activist behind a lawsuit alleging that Harvard discriminated against Asian-American applicants, and on the suit's implications for affirmative action.
Oct 15 11:56PM The New Yorker

Is It Safe to Vote?
On the Politics and More podcast, Sue Halpern and Susan Greenhalgh discuss states' vulnerability to Russian intelligence-gathering and to hacking in the midterm elections.
Oct 15 8:00PM The New Yorker

Rent the Runway Wants to Lend You Your Look
Alexandra Schwartz on the company whose subscription service has created an unusual hybrid of fast fashion and luxury, and whether it will stop you from buying new clothes.
Oct 15 9:00AM The New Yorker

The Romanoffs, Camping, and the Problem of Second Acts
Emily Nussbaum reviews Matthew Weiner's Mad Men follow-up, which feels troubled by the same issues it seeks to explore, and Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner's new comedy, which benefits from a loosey-goosey ensemble.
Oct 15 9:00AM The New Yorker

Hilma af Klint's Visionary Paintings
The art, fearfully esoteric and influenced by its creator's sances and spiritualism, matches a present mood of restless searching, Peter Schjeldahl writes.
Oct 15 9:00AM The New Yorker

Richard McGuire's Fat Cats
Franoise Mouly interviews Richard McGuire about the inspiration behind Fat Cats, the artist's cover for the October 22, 2018, Money Issue of The New Yorker.
Oct 15 9:00AM The New Yorker

The Dark, Prophetic Vision of Giacomo Meyerbeer
Alex Ross on the Opra de Paris's revival of Les Huguenots, in which religious hatred fuels an orgy of violence.
Oct 15 9:00AM The New Yorker

What Would Damien Chazelle Weigh on the Moon?
The director of First Man examines a chunk of moon rock and ponders space exploration.
Oct 15 9:00AM The New Yorker

As America's lite Abandons a Reckless Saudi Prince, Will Trump Join Them?
Robin Wright writes on the impact that the bizarre disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has had on the image and business prospects of Saudi Arabia and its crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.
Oct 14 10:34PM The New Yorker

Water Towers That Could Hold My Tears
Sarah Ransohoff illustrates a satirical list of water towers that could store tears.
Oct 14 11:00AM The New Yorker

What Is Donald Trump's Response to the U.N.'s Dire Climate Report?
The U.N.'s scientific advisory board sounds a piercing alarm on climate change, but the President doesn't seem to hear it, Elizabeth Kolbert writes.
Oct 14 9:00AM The New Yorker

Kanye West, Donald Trump, and the Truth About Chicago
Jelani Cobb writes about the rapper Kanye West's visit to President Donald Trump in the White House and the perpetuation of the erroneous assumption that the city of Chicago owes its problem of violence to the creation by the Democratic Party of a welfare state in the city.
Oct 13 11:55PM The New Yorker

Advice from Our Food Critic: If I Have One Day in New York, Where Should I Eat?
Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker's food critic, gives advice for where to eat in New York City, including Via Carota and Ross & Daughters.
Oct 13 5:30PM The New Yorker

Everything I've Done That Made a Rich Old Lady with Opera Glasses Faint or a Monocle Fall Out of a Rich Guy's Eye
In a humor piece, Alex Watt imagines some high-brow pratfalls and pranks.
Oct 13 11:00AM The New Yorker

What Public Life Used to Look Like in San Francisco's Mission District
Nathan Heller writes on the photography of Janet Delaney, who depicted the vibrant streets and communal life of San Francisco's Mission District during the nineteen-eighties and nineties.
Oct 12 9:52PM The New Yorker

What to Stream This Weekend: The Best Version of A Star Is Born
Richard Brody writes about the four versions of the film A Star is Bornfrom 1937, 1954, 1976, and 2018and recommends three for streaming, in addition to the 1932 film What Price Hollywood?
Oct 12 8:23PM The New Yorker

Miranda Sings and the Exhausting Aspects of Having a Viral Persona
Lizzie Feidelson writes about Colleen Ballinger, the vlogger behind Miranda Sings and the Netflix series Haters Back Off.
Oct 12 4:57PM The New Yorker