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Culture Desk

How to Get Power, According to Gene Simmons

In a new book, the former Kiss front man is actually telling people how to live, and, chillingly, others seem to be listening.
News Desk

The Catastrophe of Saudi Arabia’s Intervention in Yemen

Backed by forty billion dollars from the U.S., Saudi armed forces have blockaded the country, creating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Page-Turner

Gucci Mane and the Struggle to Be Seen

In his first book, the hip-hop artist tries to retake control of a narrative that has frequently got away from him.
News Desk

Al Franken, Disappointment

His apology after being accused of sexual misconduct was the kind of statement that he would have laughed out of the room during a Senate hearing.
Culture Desk

When Jim Carrey Ceased to Exist

Netflix’s “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,†chronicling Carrey’s method performance as Andy Kaufman, is a narrative of multiple disappearing acts.

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Five films that feature language in a starring role.

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Things You Could’ve Done Instead Of Checking Your Phone

Why not begin a painting series about your phone obsession?

November 17, 2017

Jazz and Classical Treasures from the Digitized Catalogue of ECM Records

The label’s catalogue of about sixteen hundred albums arrives in the digital realm today—but its resistance to digitization is as much a part of the story.

November 17, 2017

America After Weinstein

Reporting on the Weinstein scandal opened the floodgates; David Remnick talks with the reporter Ronan Farrow and the thinker Bell Hooks.

November 17, 2017

Daily Cartoon: Friday, November 17th

“The mansplaining was bad, but I’d take it over this insufferable manpologizing.â€

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Spotlight

Is the Mugabe Era in Zimbabwe Finally Over?

To many citizens, his claim that he would live to be a hundred and would die in office had the ring of eternal damnation.

Karl Rove Has Seen the Enemy and He Is Steve Bannon

Inside the feud between two men battling for the soul of the G.O.P.

Can a Social-Justice App Be Art?

According to its creators, “Bail Bloc†users can help restore the presumption of innocence for accused criminals simply by checking e-mail and otherwise spending time online.

Pictures of the Dead

In the summer of 2005, at an Internet café in Wuhan, China, I sat down at a computer and Googled “death.â€

Video

Name That Tune

Emma and Colin belt out some captions with the help of the cartoonist and keyboardist Jason Adam Katzenstein.

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Harvey Weinstein, Caught on Tape

Texas Church Shooting Leaves Twenty-six Dead

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“The mansplaining was bad, but I’d take it over this insufferable manpologizing.â€

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A Photographer’s Classmates, Then and Now

The portraits in “Reunion,†taken during junior year of college and fifteen years after graduation, deliver a visual consistency that feels both plain and profound.

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In This Week’s Issue

Bedlam’s Revival of “Peter Panâ€

The innovative theatre company takes on J. M. Barrie’s classic, at the Duke on 42nd Street.

How Tina Brown Remixed the Magazine

Looking at the legacy of the legendary editor.

A Mixed-Martial-Arts Fight with the Gotti Family

The former crime boss visited the Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, Rhode Island, to watch his son make his professional début on C.E.S. M.M.A. 46.

Our Columnists

Why Isn’t There More G.O.P. Opposition to the Tax Plan?

Republicans appear to be staking the Party’s future on an overhaul that represents the antithesis of the populist movement that helped elect Trump.

What the G.O.P. Wants from Jeff Sessions

The Attorney General’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this week was, predictably, unsatisfying for Democrats and strained for Republicans.

Trump Voters Celebrate Massive Tax Cut for Everyone But Them

“Look at the stock market—it’s been going through the roof,†a Trump voter who has no money in the stock market said.

“Embedded: Trump Stories†Explores the Skeletons in the Closet

Rather than provoking fatigue, a new NPR podcast series provides welcome insight into the pasts of current White House officials.

The Raw Devotion of Julien Baker

“Punk teaches the same inversion of power as the Gospel—you learn that the coolest thing about having a microphone is turning it away from your own mouth.â€

A Shocking Story of Racism, Told in a Pedestrian Way

Dee Rees’s “Mudbound,†about racial tensions in rural Mississippi, is dully methodical exposition that serves solely to set up a shattering climax.

Podcasts

America After Weinstein

Reporting on the Weinstein scandal opened the floodgates; David Remnick talks with the reporter Ronan Farrow and the thinker Bell Hooks.

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