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Test-Driven React: The Mostly Definitive Guide to Testing React
Test-Driven React is a living, breathing guide to all things testing in React. Constantly updated, better you bookmark it! Web development is fantastic! You…
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5 days ago
The Amazing 30-Year Odyssey of a Counterfeit Saudi Prince
“My name is Khalid,” he tells me, and I want to believe him. After all, he has traveled the world as royalty—the son of the king of Saudi Arabia, no less.…
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7 days ago
Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign?
A set of cryptic data has inspired a years-long argument over its meaning. Illustration by Jarek Waszul In June, 2016, after news broke that the Democratic…
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7 days ago
Myth Busting Banksy
The recent incident around Banksy embedding a shredder into the frame of his Girl With A Balloon has caught the world’s attention. As a nerd obsessed with the…
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9 days ago
Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father
OCT. 2, 2018 The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s…
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16 days ago
The Pointlessness and Promise of Art After Death
Ingeborg Aarsand A recent article at New Zealand’s The Spinoff compared Mount Eerie’s 2017 album, A Crow Looked at Me, to, among other things, the Holocaust…
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17 days ago
The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’
Critic's Notebook I went to as many Instagramable “museums,” “factories” and “mansions” as I could. They nearly broke me. A “champagne bubble” ball pit at the…
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18 days ago
How Robyn transformed pop
I n Ibiza, at the beginning of August, the Swedish pop icon Robyn was throwing a party at Pikes, the small, labyrinthine villa where Wham! filmed the video for…
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20 days ago
How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, of Penn, has done a forensic examination of the campaign. Illustration by Tyler Comrie Donald Trump has adopted many contradictory…
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25 days ago
Alternative Influence
Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on YouTube Rebecca Lewis Published 09.18.18 Download Report New Data & Society report Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the…
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25 days ago
How Robyn, Pop’s Glittery Rebel, Danced Her Way Back From Darkness
The Swedish star Robyn is back, and she’s still leaning on what she calls the pillars of pop music: “Eternity and death. And losing control.” Credit Credit Ana…
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26 days ago
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death,…
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4 weeks ago
Carrie Coon’s Existential Journey to TV Stardom
Coon often winds up in roles that revolve around faith and uncertainty. Photograph by Pari Dukovic for The New Yorker When Carrie Coon was five years old, she…
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4 weeks ago
The battle for the soul of biodiversity
It’s a hot and humid afternoon in the suburbs of Washington DC, and Bob Watson is looking worried. The renowned atmospheric chemist sits back on a bench in his…
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4 weeks ago
See No Evil
by Miriam Posner Software helps companies coordinate the supply chains that sustain global capitalism. How does the code work—and what does it conceal? The Port…
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4 weeks ago
Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code
T he 18th of March, 2018, was the day tech insiders had been dreading. That night, a new moon added almost no light to a poorly lit four-lane road in Tempe,…
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6 weeks ago
A monstrous primer on the works of H.P. Lovecraft
Image by Michael Bukowski for Polygon In the realm where science fiction, horror and fantasy meet lives the work of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, who endures as…
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8 weeks ago
An Oral History of ‘GoldenEye 007’ on the N64 – MEL Magazine
Slapping, Klobbs, speedrunning, cheating Oddjobs and more: Everything you ever wanted to know about the creation of the iconic, game-changing FPS The Nintendo…
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8 weeks ago
Tessa Thompson Knows People Can’t Stop Thinking About Her
Jacket and turtleneck by Balenciaga, at balenciaga.com. Earrings by Leigh Miller, at leighmiller.us. Photo: Awol Erizku It’s unclear, still, who is to blame for…
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8 weeks ago
The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History
It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P.…
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8 weeks ago
My Woke Hot American Summer: 72 Hours at Male Feminism Camp
Forty of America's wokest men are sitting in a circle on a mountaintop in Ojai, California. Many are wearing AllBirds and joggers, taking notes in their…
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8 weeks ago
Last Alan Moore Interview?
A few words of explanation about this interview: On the 26th of November 2013 there was an event called An Evening with Alan Moore , where Moore was in…
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8 weeks ago
27 Vinyl Record Storage And Shelving Solutions
Blog // Oct 28 Having a dedicated record storage unit in your listening area is a good sign that you care about your records. A well chosen shelving or cabinet…
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8 weeks ago
Aretha Franklin’s Voice Endures
Aretha Franklin performs at the New York’s Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 1989. (Mario Suriani/AP/Shutterstock) Photo: Shutterstock Tell me what you…
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9 weeks ago
Moral Outrage Can Backfire When It Goes Viral
(Photo: Jason Rosewell/Unsplash) Moral outrage feels good. If you see a social media post that you view as racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive, a stinging…
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9 weeks ago
EXCHANGE
A Drexciya Discography Review Reviewed by Shawn O'Sullivan DJ New York City, NY Several times throughout recent history, Detroit served as the birthplace for…
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9 weeks ago
For Italy’s Abused Women, a Legal Labyrinth Compounds the Wounds
ROME — Married for 16 years, Antonietta Gargiulo had tried desperately to keep her abusive husband, a police officer, at a distance. She detailed his violence…
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9 weeks ago
How Big Is the Alt Right? Inside My Futile Quest to Count
How many white nationalists live in the United States? It’s a question I’ve been trying to answer on and off for years. In particular, I’ve tried to quantify…
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10 weeks ago
New York City today: Slow subways, slummy projects, soaring rents
Passengers board a crowded subway train in Times Square. (Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY) NEW YORK — Five years ago this seemed the very model of a modern…
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10 weeks ago
It's Looking Extremely Likely That QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters
It's Looking Extremely Likely That QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters "What the fuck is wrong with boomers?" There's a growing group of Trump…
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10 weeks ago
What Does It Mean to Ban Alex Jones?
Oli Scarff / Getty On Monday, Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify “banned” conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his media company, Infowars, from their…
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10 weeks ago
What Would Hannah Gadsby Do?
You can keep your Jesus bracelets with their WWJD reminders. I’m getting a bracelet that asks WWHGD: What Would Hannah Gadsby Do?
Ever since I watched Nanette,…
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10 weeks ago
Notes on the Death of Oxana Shachko
From Oxana Shachko’s instagram (@oksanashachko) Oxana Shachko told me she preferred that spelling, with the “x,” in 2016, as I was finalizing an essay that…
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10 weeks ago
How the Democratic Socialists of America Learned to Love Cynthia Nixon and Electoral Politics
Cynthia Nixon recently announced that she is a democratic socialist, but the D.S.A. was not immediately eager to claim her. Photograph by Drew Angerer / Getty…
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11 weeks ago
The Storm Is the New Pizzagate — Only Worse
They have a surprisingly decent graphics department over in Crazyland. Photo: Anonymous A new conspiracy theory called “The Storm” has taken the grimiest parts…
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11 weeks ago
What is QAnon? Explaining the bizarre rightwing conspiracy theory
Inflammatory YouTube videos targeting Tom Hanks are the latest manifestation.Photograph: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP If you happened to be watching YouTube…
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11 weeks ago
Clean out your PS4’s noisy fan already
The PlayStation 4 is a remarkable device, notable for its sharp edges, rhombus-like profile and minuscule size. But with that super-small footprint comes one…
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11 weeks ago
Cynthia Nixon Thinks You’re Underestimating Her. She Thinks You’re Wrong.
Cynthia Nixon is challenging Andrew M. Cuomo in the Democratic primary for New York governor this fall. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times By Even then, no…
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11 weeks ago
All That’s Left Is the Vote
Illustration by João Fazenda In the haze of summer, with books still to be read, weeds pulled, kids retrieved from camp, it’s a little hard to fathom that,…
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11 weeks ago
How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million
Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit Amanda Demme for The New York Times By O n a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their classroom…
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11 weeks ago
Academics explain David Foster Wallace to me
First, the flyers were defaced. Hung in the hallways of Illinois State University’s English department, the message was inked identically on each one: NAH I…
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12 weeks ago
The 21 best movies of 2017
Javier Zarracina/Vox In the introduction to her review anthology For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies , the legendary film critic Pauline Kael wrote, “I’m…
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12 weeks ago
A pre-history of weeknotes, plus why I write them and perhaps why you should too (Week 16)
Bryan Boyer’s weeknotes aggregator, weeknotes.com, from December 2009 Have a look at the title where it says “Week 16”: there’s a format to these posts. I…
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12 weeks ago
The Comedy-Destroying, Soul-Affirming Art of Hannah Gadsby
“Writing the show, I think I was insane,” Ms. Gadsby said, adding, “I had so much just suddenly crystallize in my head, and I just needed to get it out.” Credit…
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12 weeks ago
Watching the world burn: The incongruous politics of The Dark Knight
Warner Bros. Pictures On the occasion of The Dark Knight’s 10th anniversary, Polygon is spending the week investigating the comic-book blockbuster’s legacy .…
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july 2018
Who Funds the Future?
At his firm, Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capitalist routinely lays out “what will happen in the next ten, twenty, thirty years.” Photograph by Joe Pugliese…
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july 2018
“I Was Devastated”: The Man Who Created the World Wide Web Has Some Regrets
Tim Berners-Lee, photographed in Amsterdam. Grooming by Patricia Van Heumen. Photograph by Olaf Blecker. “For people who want to make sure the Web serves…
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july 2018
Marti Noxon on Sharp Objects, Joss Whedon, and Going ‘Toe-to-Toe’ With Jean-Marc Vallée
Photo-Illustration: Vulture/Getty Images Marti Noxon was writing television about angry, self-destructive, messed-up women long before it was in the Zeitgeist.…
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july 2018
Why Hannah Gadsby’s searing comedy special Nanette has upended comedy for good
Netflix In an interview discussing her new special, Rape Jokes , queer standup comedian Cameron Esposito offers this crucial tip for understanding the state of…
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july 2018
Captain America No. 1, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Annotated
Captain America enjoys a rarefied position in the superhero pantheon. Since his 1940 debut (in which he punches Adolf Hitler in the face), Captain America has…
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july 2018
Donald Trump’s America and the Visions of David Lynch
It’s not hard to see how David Lynch, the mind behind the horrors of “Blue Velvet” (starring Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper), could view Trump with a…
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july 2018
David Lynch on His Memoir Room to Dream and Clues to His Films
Since Eraserhead in 1977, David Lynch has reigned as one of our most compellingly enigmatic directors. Whether it’s films like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive…
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july 2018
Hannah Gadsby's 'Nanette' Is A Scorching Piece On Comedy And Trauma
Hannah Gadsby has brought her live show Nanette to Netflix. Netflix Many Americans had little exposure to Australian actress/comic/writer Hannah Gadsby before a…
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july 2018
The Best Movies of 2018 (So Far)
Photo: Strand Releasing, Sony Pictures Classics, StudioCanal, Cohen Media Group, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures We’re only halfway through 2018, but…
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july 2018
Pixar’s Sexist Boys Club – Be Yourself
And My #MeToo Call For Radical Change Concept art for Finding Dory, the third Pixar film to feature a lead female character; yet many female artists on the show…
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june 2018
The Comedian Forcing Standup to Confront the #MeToo Era
Watching Hannah Gadsby, it is impossible not to think of the many women who’ve come forward in recent months with stories of abuse that were years or even…
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june 2018
I’ve Been Reporting on MS-13 for a Year. Here Are the 5 Things Trump Gets Most Wrong. — ProPublica
The Trump Administration The 45th President and His Administration Zero Tolerance Trump’s Immigration Policy at the Border There’s one thing everyone can agree…
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june 2018
Into the Wild With Kanye West
Credit Julian Berman for The New York Times By JACKSON, Wyo. — One afternoon early last year, Kanye West walked into the living room of his California home and…
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june 2018
David Lynch: ‘You gotta be selfish. It's a terrible thing’
David Lynch: ‘I like to have some people around. If I was totally alone I think I’d get funny, and not in a humorous way.’Photograph: Dylan Coulter for the…
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june 2018
The End of Civil Rights
Matthieu Borel The fires on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and the tear gas that doused black activists had barely stopped burning when the Department of…
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june 2018
Hey new cannabis users and microdosers: Pax's app stops you from getting too high
I just learned about Session Control, a new feature on an already-existing mobile app for the Pax Era portable vaporizer . It's great for people who microdose,…
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june 2018
Surreal SFF That Explores Humanity Through Language and Memory
The nature of identity is at the heart of an abundance of speculative fiction. It can be one of the best ways of exploring what makes a person unique and what…
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june 2018
“The Tale,” a Wrenching and Wise Story About Sexual Abuse
The show is lit up by anger, but it has a stirring, inspiring streak. Illustration by Deanna Halsall “No bad horses, only bad riders,” Mrs. G, the riding coach…
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june 2018
Domino's is repairing roads, and experts say it reveals a troubling trend in American spending
Domino's This week, Domino's announced that it has started paying construction crews to fill potholes in towns across the US. The goal, according to the…
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june 2018
Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff. What Happens When It Gets Called?
Contour by Getty Images. It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice Media.…
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june 2018
Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
The Voorhes Science Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say? Is there any truth to…
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june 2018
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Ode to Happiness in “Everything Is Love”
The joint album is a pointed reversal of the serious, heavy tone of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s most previous records; there is no torment, only celebration. Beyoncé /…
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june 2018
The Simple Art Historian’s Guide to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Apeshit’ Video
Go to the corner and think about what you’ve done, Musée d’Orsay. Beyoncé and Jay-Z, ever the ones to anticipate your summer sonic needs, dropped a surprise…
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june 2018
Canadian Oil Pipeline Could Drive Famous Puget Sound Whales to Extinction
An adult female orca and calf swim in Washington state’s Puget Sound Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Vancouver Aquarium ( AP ) Orcas are one of the Pacific Northwest’s…
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june 2018
“Coco,” a Story About Borders and Love, Is a Definitive Movie for This Moment
“Coco” is a movie about borders more than anything—the beauty in their porousness, the absolute pain produced when a border locks you away from your family.…
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june 2018
Dr. Ruth, Dr. Kissinger, and Trump’s Cruelty to Families
In the fall of 2015, Dr. Ruth told the story of the Evian Conference, in 1938, where countries from around the world debated the plight of Germany’s Jews.…
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june 2018
The Fiends and the Folk Heroes of Grifter Season
Anna Delvey has been celebrated as a sort of Bling Ring icon, throwing a spotlight on people who seem to have more money than substance. Photograph by Matteo…
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june 2018
How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its Banks
Photography by Sergio Corvacho Above, Anna Delvey. It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth surface…
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may 2018
The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment
Keith Raniere Credit Stefan Ruiz for The New York Times O ne winter morning in a conventional suburb outside Albany, N.Y., Nancy Salzman, the 63-year- old…
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may 2018
At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears
When Dara Khosrowshahi applied to become Uber’s C.E.O., Barry Diller warned him, “That’s a very dangerous place.” Photograph by Pari Dukovic for The New Yorker…
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may 2018
The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans
Rancho Gordo’s heirloom beans look like gems in a jewelry case. The company sells half a million pounds of them a year. Illustration by Cari Vander Yacht Audio:…
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may 2018
Trump vs. the “Deep State”
Amid purges, infighting, and loyalty tests, civil servants liken the Administration’s tactics to a “hostile takeover and occupation.” Illustration by Christian…
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may 2018
Will the Fervor to Impeach Donald Trump Start a Democratic Civil War?
Republicans see a push for impeachment as likely to be a disaster for Democrats in the midterms. Illustration by Christoph Niemann Al Green cuts a distinctive…
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may 2018
The Fearless Cinema of Claire Denis
The attention Denis pays her actors is an absorption that resembles love. Photograph by Paul Rousteau for The New Yorker One night many years ago, a French…
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may 2018
Electric Scooter Charger Culture Is Out of Control
Bird Scooters Every afternoon around 4 p.m., when school lets out, Brandon, an 18-year-old high-school senior in Los Angeles who asked to be referred to only by…
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may 2018
Valley of the Ragdolls
Cats and humans have had an uneasy détente for the past few millennia. We provide cats with safe, warm places to sleep; they provide us with entertainment. We…
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may 2018
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