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The Trump Administration Targets the Poor

Potential changes to Medicaid and to bank rules are the work of Trump appointees who have been preparing the ground for months.

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The Startup Forward Aims to Be the Apple Store of Doctor’s Offices

A company founded by former employees of Google and Uber soups up the annual medical exam with A.I. and a sleek Silicon Valley veneer.

January 16, 2018

White House Microwave Confirms That Trump Said “Shithole”

The microwave said that it had no partisan axe to grind in making its statement but was coming forward merely as a “concerned appliance.”

January 16, 2018

The Chilling Sweetness of “Paddington 2”

The extreme of niceness is built into the character from the books by the late Michael Bond, but the movie sweetens him even more.

January 16, 2018

Slash and Burn

In “Slash and Burn,” Elizabeth Kolbert writes about the damage done by Trump’s Department of the Interior.

January 16, 2018

The Man Who Shazamed the World

Introducing a new version of Shazam that recognizes every sound on Earth.

January 16, 2018
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The Pub That Banned Swearing

Can you put incivility back into the bottle once it’s out?

In Praise of Flour Tortillas

Recent Mexican immigrants deride them as a gringo quirk. Foodie purists dismiss them as not “real” Mexican food. But they can be revelatory.

Shakespeare, Off the Cuff

“Juliet was based on my former downstairs neighbor Carla. And, before you ask, Carla did not commit suicide.” (Laughs)

Letter to the Golden State Killer

In the nineteen-seventies and eighties, a serial killer raped more than fifty women and likely murdered ten or more people. He was never caught.

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A Harlem Photographer Captures the Distinctive Style of Senegal

Joshua Woods’s images are a mix of social reportage and diary-like reflections that celebrate black life.

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In This Week’s Issue

The Genius and the Tragedy of Julius Eastman

The work of an overlooked composer gets unearthed at the Kitchen.

Improving Workplace Culture, One Review at a Time

With its emphasis on transparency, the jobs site Glassdoor aims to upend corporate power dynamics.

Uptown, a Marble Ruin Sits Alongside an Auto-Body Shop

In Inwood, a scaled-down marble replica of the Arc de Triomphe is the only surviving element of Seaman’s Folly.

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The Racist in the Oval Office

Many have held back from applying the R-word to Donald Trump. After his comment about “shithole countries,” however, the arguments for being reticent seem absurd.

Trump Compounds His “Shithole Countries” Bigotry with Lies

Trump is confounding and often self-contradictory, but in this case he is neither mysterious nor subtle.

White House Microwave Confirms That Trump Said “Shithole”

The microwave said that it had no partisan axe to grind in making its statement but was coming forward merely as a “concerned appliance.”

Ivanka Trump and the Ways That We Imagine First Daughters

Ivanka makes for a peculiar First Daughter character. She doesn’t wish to be ordinary; rather, she has insisted on the spotlight.

“Making Oprah” Illuminates the Oprah Phenomenon, and More

The podcast helps explain the woman who, at the Golden Globes, briefly made some members of an anxious nation feel love instead of fear.

“The Commuter” and Critics’ Distorted Notion of the Auteur

Jaume Collet-Serra’s laughably contrived action film, starring Liam Neeson, proves that distinctive traits in a director are not necessarily a mark of artistry.

Podcasts

Deportation in America

Examining immigration and deportation from the perspective of a Wisconsin dairy farm, a conservative Washington think tank, and a sanctuary church where a woman is hiding from ICE.

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