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Culture Desk (New Yorker)
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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.
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.
Sarah Larson writes about Sara Litzenberger's animated short Undiscovered, about an innocent and gloriously absurd Sasquatch who seeks friendship in the forest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The art, fearfully esoteric and influenced by its creator's sances and spiritualism, matches a present mood of restless searching, Peter Schjeldahl writes.
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.
Alex Ross on the Opra de Paris's revival of Les Huguenots, in which religious hatred fuels an orgy of violence.
The director of First Man examines a chunk of moon rock and ponders space exploration.
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.
Sarah Ransohoff illustrates a satirical list of water towers that could store tears.
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.
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.
Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker's food critic, gives advice for where to eat in New York City, including Via Carota and Ross & Daughters.
In a humor piece, Alex Watt imagines some high-brow pratfalls and pranks.
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.
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?
Lizzie Feidelson writes about Colleen Ballinger, the vlogger behind Miranda Sings and the Netflix series Haters Back Off.