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Journalism’s Broken Business Model Won’t Be Solved by Billionaires
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
William D. Cohan on the fate of the Alaska Dispatch News, which was bought by Alice Rogoff, and what it portends about the future of financing for journalism and local newspapers.
Are the Emoluments Lawsuits Filed Against President Trump Dead?
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Sheelah Kolhatkar reports on the emoluments lawsuit filed against Donald Trump by the organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
There’s a Dangerous Bubble in the Fossil-Fuel Economy, and the Trump Administration Is Making It Worse
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Carolyn Kormann on how the Trump Administration’s environmental and energy policies, especially the proposed repeal of Obama’s Clean Power Plan, could exacerbate instability in the energy markets and inflate the so-called carbon bubble.
The Familial Furies of Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories”
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Richard Brody reviews Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” starring Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, and Ben Stiller, which is available to stream on Netflix.
“Queen Sugar,” “Frasier,” and More: What We’re Watching This Week
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
New Yorker writers Alexis Okeowo, Jiayang Fan, Joshua Rothman, and Nathan Heller share notes on their current television obsessions.
Katherine Faw, Alice McDermott, and More: What We’re Reading This Week
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
New Yorker contributors recommend the books they’re reading, by Katherine Faw, Alice McDermott, and Thomas Mullaney.
The Outmoded Views and Unexpected Emotions of “Other Men’s Daughters”
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Rumaan Alam on Richard G. Stern’s 1973 novel “Other Men’s Daughters,” which has been reissued by New York Book Review.
“Dirty John”: Journalism as Noir Entertainment
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Sarah Larson on the true-crime podcast “Dirty John,” a collaboration between Wondery and the Los Angeles Times.
Harvey Weinstein’s Former Employees Reckon With What They Knew and What They Didn’t
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Dana Goodyear reports on the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations, as his employees reckon with what they knew and what they didn't.
A New Chapter for the Disastrous United Nations Mission in Haiti
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Edwidge Danticat on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, which is accused of having contributed to the havoc in the Caribbean nation.
How Trump Is Empowering the Democrats
October 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Ryan Lizza writes about how President Donald Trump’s desire to upend the accomplishments of Barack Obama has given power to Democrats.
Waiting for the “Trump Slump” in the Stock Market
October 18th, 2017, 07:32 PM
John Cassidy writes about the bullish stock market under Donald Trump so far, and how past precedent indicates that a "Trump Slump” could be on the way.
Is Trump Helping to Free American Hostages Worldwide?
October 18th, 2017, 07:32 PM
David Rohde on the freeing of a family held hostage by the Taliban, and on Donald Trump’s approach to Americans kidnapped by terrorists or foreign governments.
Is Trump Helping to Free American Hostages Worldwide?
October 18th, 2017, 07:32 PM
David Rohde on the freeing of a family held hostage by the Taliban, and on Donald Trump’s approach to Americans kidnapped by terrorists or foreign governments.
Donald Trump’s Unseemly Condolence-Call Bragging Game
October 18th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Amy Davidson Sorkin on Donald Trump’s bragging about his condolence call to the wife of Sergeant La David T. Johnson, who was killed in Niger.
Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico’s Neo-Colonial Legacy
October 18th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Jon Lee Anderson on life in the Puerto Rican town of Aibonito and how its residents are coping in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Where Is the Empathy for Somalia?
October 17th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Alexis Okeowo on the bombing that killed hundreds in Mogadishu, Somalia, and the startling but unsurprising lack of public empathy in its aftermath.
Why Are Prosecutors Putting Innocent Witnesses in Jail?
October 17th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Sarah Stillman writes about witnesses and victims of crimes who have been imprisoned under “material witness” statutes.
The Danger of President Pence
October 16th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.
Fleeing the Fires in Sonoma County
October 13th, 2017, 07:32 PM
The novelist Emma Cline reports from Sonoma, California, one of the counties affected by the state’s catastrophic wildfires.
The Funeral Parlor Giving Families Peace After the Las Vegas Shooting
October 11th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Amanda Fortini speaks to two owners of a funeral home in Las Vegas, who have been working with families from around the country.
From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories
October 10th, 2017, 07:32 PM
During Ronan Farrow’s investigation, thirteen women told him that, between the nineteen-nineties and 2015, Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them.
The Trump Children Were Investigated for Fraud, But Avoided Indictment
October 9th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Ivanka Trump and her brother Donald, Jr., clearly lied in marketing their Trump SoHo luxury building. Why did the District Attorney decline to press charges?
What Do We Do with Our Dead? 
October 9th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Our mortuary conventions reveal a lot about our relation to the past.
Rex Tillerson at the Breaking Point
October 6th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Will Donald Trump let the Secretary of State do his job?
My Grandmother, the Nazis, and the Shadow of the Olympics
October 1st, 2017, 07:32 PM
Molly Lambert on the issues surrounding the Olympics, from her Jewish grandmother’s persecution in Nazi Germany to the current controversy in Los Angeles.
The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea
September 14th, 2017, 07:32 PM
On the ground in Pyongyang: Could Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump goad each other into a devastating confrontation?
Slide Show: Political Cartoons
July 20th, 2014, 07:32 PM
How funny are elections? Find out with our political cartoon of the day.