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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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yesterday
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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yesterday
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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yesterday
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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yesterday
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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yesterday
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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2 days ago
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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2 days ago
Under The Skin: Why That 'Arrested Development' Interview Is So Bad
Jessica Walter, Will Arnett and Jeffrey Tambor in Arrested Development . Saeed Adyani/Netflix Why this story? I had this conversation with several people last…
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2 days ago
Westworld’s digital marketing is giving fans sneak peeks at the show’s biggest secrets
Photo by John P. Johnson / HBO Warning: mild spoilers below for the first five episodes of Westworld season 2, including the promotional teaser for episode 6 .…
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3 days ago
Where to Buy Amazing Tea Online
[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] So you've fallen in love with tea . You've learned how to tell your high mountain oolongs from your shade-grown gyokuro . Now you're…
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3 days ago
Frank Miller: 'I wasn't thinking clearly when I said those things'
‘I got very distracted by real life’ … Frank Miller.Photograph: Tim Knox A s far back as he can remember, Frank Miller always wanted to draw a gangster. “I…
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6 days ago
Returning to Twin Peaks: The Return One Year Later
“We are like the dreamer who dreams, and then lives inside the dream. But who is the dreamer?” Few lines from Twin Peaks encapsulate the cult television series…
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6 days ago
Rebecca Solnit: The Coup Has Already Happened
A lot of people are waiting for something dramatic to happen, some line to be crossed, an epic event like the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller III that…
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8 days ago
Donald Glover Can’t Save You
Glover takes an ambivalent view of his widespread acclaim. “People accept me now because I have power, but they still think, Oh, he thinks he’s the golden…
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15 days ago
The Trouble with Elon Musk and Grimes
The musician Grimes and the Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk appeared together at the 2018 Met Gala. Photograph by Frazer Harrison / FilmMagic / Getty At…
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16 days ago
Help! It’s Annoying When My Hypersensitive LGBTQ Friends Make Fun of My “Vanilla” Sex Life.
ration by Slate. Photos by Steven Peice on Unsplash and Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash. Daniel Mallory Ortberg is online weekly to chat live with readers. Here’s…
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19 days ago
I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye
Glenn Harvey I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely seven years old,…
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20 days ago
The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile
Susan Kare designed the suite of icons that made the Macintosh revolutionary—a computer that you could communicate with in pictures. Photograph by Elena Dorfman…
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22 days ago
Kanye West Has Long Been Primed For Radicalization
Andrew Kelly / Reuters Then president-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for media at Trump Tower in New York City, on Dec. 13, 2016. The past week has been…
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24 days ago
'Infinity War' and the Point of Comic-Book Deaths
Disney / Marvel This article contains major spoilers about the end of Avengers: Infinity War. The old adage in superhero comics used to be that any character…
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25 days ago
Can Dirt Save the Earth?
W hen John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an…
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25 days ago
How Michelle Wolf Blasted Open the Fictions of Journalism in the Age of Trump
Michelle Wolf’s routine was only as obscene as the Presidency itself. Photograph by Cheriss May / NurPhoto via Getty On Saturday, the comedian Michelle Wolf,…
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27 days ago
The Ridiculous Saga Of Lance Armstrong, The Cheater Who Became An Enemy Of The State
It was more than five years ago when Lance Armstrong went on Oprah , looked her in the eye, and admitted to the world that his iconic comeback story was fueled…
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29 days ago
Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story (and Country) Is This?
Watching the film Phantom Thread , I kept wondering why I was supposed to be interested in a control freak who is consistently unpleasant to all the people…
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4 weeks ago
How Should We Think About Kanye West’s Tweets?
Of course, a lot of people tweet frantically. But this behavior feels fundamentally at odds with the lyrical content of West’s work. Photograph by Dimitrios…
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4 weeks ago
Ty Segall On Freedom’s Goblin, The Whole “Prolific” Thing, & The Hip-Hop Album He Hopes To Make
To be honest with you reader, Ty Segall, boy king of the American Garage Rock Scene, never struck me as a morning person. Or even a “get out of bed before…
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4 weeks ago
How American Racism Influenced Hitler
Hitler, circa 1923. Five years later, he noted, approvingly, that white Americans had “gunned down . . . millions of redskins.” Photograph from Hulton-Deutsch…
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4 weeks ago
The Maraschino Mogul’s Secret Life
In the basement, police discovered a hydroponic system for cultivating marijuana. Illustration by Janne Iivonen Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more…
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5 weeks ago
The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft's Videogame Empire—And Went Too Far
I. The Bumper The trip to Delaware was only supposed to last a day. David Pokora, a bespectacled University of Toronto senior with scraggly blond hair down to…
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5 weeks ago
Billion-Dollar Blessings — ProPublica
This story was co-published with The New York Times Magazine. It was the start of the 2017 Fall Family Weekend at Liberty University, the school founded by…
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5 weeks ago
Have Algorithms Destroyed Personal Taste?
The message of many things in America is “Like this or die.” — George W.S. Trow, Within the Context of No Context , 1980 The Seeing Robot The camera is a small,…
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5 weeks ago
Improbable Cause: The Harrison Family Murders
Improbable Cause One death, then another, and another — all in the same house. The first two written off as a tragic coincidence, until the third shattered…
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5 weeks ago
How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice
O n a hot December afternoon, the sky hazy from wildfires that raged just beyond the Los Angeles city limits, a handful of people gathered outside a nondescript…
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5 weeks ago
Growing Up Without Jane the Virgin
At the age of 5, I heard the first lie I ever recognized. It was the 1990s and I was in elementary school, an endeavor that included being woken up before…
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5 weeks ago
Palantir Knows Everything About You
Trump White House Justin Mikolay EMPLOYEE OF EMPLOYEE OF Kevin Harrington EMPLOYEE OF Thiel Capital FORMER OPERATOR OF Alexander Karp FORMER OPERATOR OF FORMER…
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5 weeks ago
The 100 Pages That Shaped Comics
The origin story of comic books isn’t flashy. No radioactive spider bite, atomic explosion, or shadowy experiment granted the medium the sort of ability that…
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5 weeks ago
How Do We Write Now? | Tin House
The following essay was originally given as a lecture at the Sylvia Beach Hotel as part of our 2018 Poetry Winter Workshop. The alternate title of this, of…
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5 weeks ago
Post-Authenticity and the Ironic Truths of Meme Culture
Reality’s been having a tough time of it lately. From fake news to fake video to the utter charade of our Instagram personas, ‘authenticity’ seems to be over.…
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6 weeks ago
Stan Lee Needs a Hero: Elder Abuse Claims and a Battle Over the Aging Marvel Creator
At Marvel in New York in the '60s, he created the comic book characters that dominate the box office today. But at 95 and reeling from his wife's death and a…
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6 weeks ago
Children’s Crusade
Image: Revolution (2014) by Roxy Paine . Courtesy the artist. With last month’s student-led nationwide demonstrations against gun violence following a mass
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6 weeks ago
Revisiting “The Breakfast Club” in the Age of #MeToo
It’s hard for me to understand how John Hughes (in glasses) was able to write with so much sensitivity, and also have such a glaring blind spot. Photograph from…
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7 weeks ago
A good look at how the Hobbit movies got so bad
The Hobbit trilogy — a series of words that, to this day, can only be written with a sigh — is long, bloated and mostly unnecessary. That’s not exactly breaking…
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7 weeks ago
Played Your Eyes
A fantasy about a woman bequeathed an odd gift by a former lover who broke up with her, then died—his handwriting. Why did he do this and what does it mean?…
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7 weeks ago
Puerto Ricans and Ultrarich “Puertopians” Are Locked in a Pitched Struggle Over How to Remake the Island
Like everywhere else in Puerto Rico, the small mountain city of Adjuntas was plunged into total darkness by Hurricane Maria. When residents left their homes to…
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9 weeks ago
Crossing Over
Rebecca Solnit on transgression—in language, in the landscape, and in the art of Mona Hatoum. Mona Hatoum, Jardin public (detail), 1993, painted wrought iron,…
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9 weeks ago
David Lynch’s Night Truths
When I saw David Lynch’s first feature film, Eraserhead , at a midnight showing at the Pittsburgh Playhouse in early 1981, it blew my seventeen-year-old mind in…
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9 weeks ago
Overload: Will any shows from the Golden Age of TV endure?
It's been a while since we talked; have you caught up yet? The second season of Jessica Jones was bonkers; did you manage to make it through The Punisher and…
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9 weeks ago
There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label
By Elizabeth Kolbert Photographs by Robin Hammond This story is part of The Race Issue , a special issue of National Geographic that explores how race defines,…
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10 weeks ago
The Quietus | Features | Quietus Charts | Expert Introductions: The Quietus' Top 40 Genre Compilation Albums
Quietus contributors select forty of the finest genre compilation albums ever, from Venezuelan prog to Japanese club-pop via Iraqi folk, classic hip hop and…
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10 weeks ago
Patrick Stickles, Creator Of Universes, Learns To Make Do In This One
Spend any amount of time with Patrick Stickles, and you will often feel like you are in a movie where the voice-over narration, provided by Patrick Stickles,…
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11 weeks ago
This Design Generation Has Failed
A year ago, I was in the audience at a gathering of designers in San Francisco. There were four designers on stage, and two of them worked for me. I was there…
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12 weeks ago
The Feel-Good Fallacies of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” directed by Martin McDonagh, reduces a complicated issue to a contest between individuals. Photograph Courtesy…
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12 weeks ago
What Would W. E. B. Du Bois Make of Black Panther?
Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o in Black Panther . “Suppose the only Negro who survived some centuries hence was the Negro painted by white Americans in the…
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12 weeks ago
The Differences Between ANNIHILATION’s Movie and Book Versions | Nerdist
Jeff VanderMeer ‘s novel Annihilation is an experience. The first entry in his best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy , it follows a team of female scientists who…
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12 weeks ago
Black Panther’s Right Thing
1. TRASH In the pantheon of great American films, I put Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing right at the very top of the list. I’ve talked about why in detail…
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february 2018
A Short Guide to Janelle Monáe and the Metropolis Saga | Eruditorum Press
Posted by: Phil Sandifer 2 years, 7 months ago () The June bonus post, as voted upon by my generous Patrons . A large amount of the critical discourse…
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february 2018
The Glory Days of The Face, and the Magic of Old Magazines
For a suburban kid in the nineties, magazines like The Face provided comprehensible glimpses into the vast elsewhere. Photograph by The Advertising Archives /…
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february 2018
The Great Stink
Laurie Penny | Longreads | February 2018 | 17 minutes (4270 words) My heart goes out to men right now. Actually, my heart goes out to all sorts of unsavory…
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february 2018
Amazon Go debuts, and its prying cameras foil our shoplifting attempts
Glitches in the system Amazon hasn't figured out how to automate a few key grocery-shopping elements, however. One of those is returns. Do you need to return…
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january 2018
Implicit Empathy | booktwo.org
As part of the NGV Triennial in Melbourne, Australia, I selected a number of artists as part of the ‘Virtual’ strand. Each is represented by a work or set of…
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january 2018
We’re Not Done Here
Laurie Penny | Longreads | January 2018 | 19 minutes (4,764 words) The problem of sexual violation can not be treated as distinct from the problematic of…
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january 2018
Sarah Nicole Prickett on the finale of Twin Peaks: The Return
01.05.18 Twin Peaks: The Return , 2017, still from a TV show on Showtime. Season 3, episode 18. Carrie Page (Sheryl Lee). I. INTERVIEWER: Is Laura Palmer really…
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january 2018
The Story of Reality Winner, America’s Most Unlikely Leaker
Reality Winner grew up in a carefully kept manufactured home on the edge of a cattle farm 100 miles north of the Mexican border in a majority-Latino town where…
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december 2017
The 50 Best Albums of 2017 | Pitchfork
From Fever Ray to Kendrick to King Krule, the album as an art form took on new resonance this year. These are the best of the best. Graphic by Martine Ehrhart…
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december 2017
The 20 Best Experimental Albums of 2017 | Pitchfork
From Arca’s operatic insanity to Klein’s thrashed R&B, these are the year’s most urgent experimental records. by Contributor Lists & Guides Experimental…
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december 2017
Cornel West’s attacks on Ta-Nehisi Coates, explained
Ta-Nehisi Coates appears on Meet the Press. NBC NewsWire via Getty Images A public feud between two of America’s top black intellectuals has led one of them to…
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december 2017
Best Of 2017 - BrooklynVegan
Contact Us Home Music Metal BV Metal News Invisible Oranges Metal Show Calendars Rap Dance Comedy Comedy News NYC Comedy Calendar TV Tours Listings What’s Going…
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december 2017
The best headphone amps for true audio aficionados
Top stories Women-only coworking spaces take on the boys' club of business Women-only coworking spaces take on the boys' club of business 3 hours ago Animal…
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december 2017
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Is Hopelessly Bad on Race
Frances McDormand in Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. (Photo: Fox Searchlight) Before mentioning Frances McDormand's truly…
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december 2017
“Cat Person”
Photograph by Elinor Carucci for The New Yorker Audio: Kristen Roupenian reads. Margot met Robert on a Wednesday night toward the end of her fall semester. She…
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december 2017
Gorilla Vs Bear’s favorite albums of 2017
Yaeji (photo: Lydo Le) Long-running music blog Gorilla Vs Bear ‘s year-end lists are always pretty different from your average Best Albums list, albeit in a way…
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december 2017
The Globalized Jitters | Laurie Penny
We were on our way from breakfast to the bodega when the stomach-scrambling panic started to kick in. My best friend and I had embarked on what was supposed to…
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november 2017
Your Guide to the World of Coco | The Order of the Good Death
Pixar’s new film Coco , tells the story of the Rivera family against the lavish backdrop of Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead), a sacred and ancient annual…
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november 2017
The Triumph of the Quiet Style
Image: super awesome via Flickr The clearest demonstration of the quiet style—the dominant, most provocative, most interesting aesthetic of our time—is in…
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november 2017
The Bizarre True Story of the Neighborhood Scuffle That Left Rand Paul with Six Broken Ribs
Photo illustration / Getty / Ryan Etter How did a United States senator—just out mowing his lawn—wind up in an altercation that put him in the hospital? Was it…
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november 2017
The Story Behind the Unjust Shutdown of Gothamist and DNAinfo
Former staffers of the shuttered local-news publications say that, in both coded and explicit ways, management under Joe Ricketts warned them that if they…
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november 2017
The shape of work to come
Illustration by Chris Malbon Last year, entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun set out to augment his sales force with artificial intelligence. Thrun is the founder and…
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october 2017
The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare | Fast Company
One day in the spring of 2016 I mentioned to a friend that I needed a new mattress. Mine was a sunken hand-me-down that had become about as comfortable as…
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october 2017
The Best Candy Shops In NYC
Halloween is just around the corner, and we've got candy on the brain. Though a Duane Reade bag of miniatures will kill a craving in a pinch, nothing beats a…
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october 2017
Stephen Sondheim, Theater’s Greatest Lyricist
This story is one of the seven covers of T Magazine’s Greats issue , on newsstands Oct. 22. Sondheim : I hope you don’t mind doing this upstairs, I’m feeling a…
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october 2017
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