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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Personal History

Emilia Clarke, of “Game of Thrones,” on Surviving Two Life-Threatening Aneurysms

I had just finished filming Season 1 of “Game of Thrones.” Then I was struck with the first of two aneurysms.

Mar. 21, 2019
News Desk

The Reckoning of Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center

The work at the S.P.L.C. could be meaningful and gratifying. But it was hard, for many of us there, not to feel like we’d become pawns in what was, in many respects, a highly profitable scam.

Mar. 21, 2019
The Front Row

Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” Is a Colossal Cinematic Achievement

In a work of directorial virtuosity, Peele invests every moment, twist, and detail with graphic, psychological resonance.

Mar. 23, 2019
California Chronicles

Trump’s Potty Obsession, and the Streets of San Francisco

San Francisco is the progressive city where our ultra-modern, post-biological future is being invented. Why, then, does it look so much like our idea of the past?

Mar. 24, 2019

It’s Mueller Time

The special counsel’s report is in, and other investigations are accelerating. And yet it is impossible to imagine the President changing his behavior, much less giving up his office.

Our Columnists

Jacinda Ardern Has Rewritten the Script for How a Nation Grieves After a Terrorist Attack

New Zealand’s Prime Minister immediately showed that she had no time for the perpetrator of the mosque shootings and instead focussed the nation’s attention on what had been lost.

Mar. 22, 2019
Culture Desk

The Roots of Jacinda Ardern’s Extraordinary Leadership of New Zealand After the Christchurch Terrorist Attack

From the beginning of her time in office, the Prime Minister has emphasized an outward-looking vision of New Zealand.

Mar. 23, 2019
Cultural Comment

There’s No Good Reason for a New Yorker to Go to Hudson Yards

The twenty-five-billion-dollar development is designed so that its residents never have to leave. Yes, the rest of us can visit, but why would we?

Mar. 23, 2019
Culture Desk

Stepping Into the Uncanny, Unsettling World of Shen Yun

Does the ubiquitous dance troupe really present five thousand years of civilization reborn?

Mar. 19, 2019
Daily Comment

Israelis vs. Jews: An Issue in Netanyahu’s Campaign—and for the AIPAC Conference

Netanyahu has been foisting on American Jews a version of Jewish solidarity, and of statehood, that is far from the version that Israel’s founders conceived, or that many secular Israelis want to live in.

Mar. 24, 2019
A Critic at Large

Affect Theory and the New Age of Anxiety

What affect theory teaches about the new age of anxiety.

Our Columnists

The 2020 Presidential Hopefuls and the Politics of Consensus

The American political divide rests between a significant majority of the American population and a conservative minority that is both disproportionately empowered by our political institutions and incorrigibly opposed to Democratic policies.

Mar. 24, 2019

A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions

The mysteries surrounding the author of the best-selling thriller “The Woman in the Window.”

The Current Cinema

Pauline Kael Reviews “The Godfather”

Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather.”

A Reporter at Large

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

The Sackler family’s ruthless promotion of opioids generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.

Daily Shouts

Fashionable Outfits for Working from Home

The Full Caro, the Hedy Lamarr, and other clothing options for domestic productivity.

Dec. 04, 2018

How “Sesame Street” Defined a Generation

Renata Adler on the reinvention of children’s television.

Puzzles Dept.

The Weekly Crossword: Monday, March 18, 2019

HBO dramedy on which Solange Knowles served as music consultant: eight letters.

Mar. 18, 2019
A Reporter at Large

How Sly Stone Got Married

The wedding of Sly Stone and Kathy Silva.

Personal History

My Father’s Stack of Books

The life-changing magic of a disorganized pile of books.

A Reporter at Large

The Making of the Fox News White House

Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda?

Letter from London

The Chaotic Triumph of Arron Banks, the “Bad Boy of Brexit”

The strange life of the businessman whose fortune helped turn British voters against the E.U.


Alex Gibney’s “The Inventor,” Reviewed: The Vexing Inscrutability of Elizabeth Holmes

The documentary shows that the real Holmes remains vexingly sphinxlike, no better understood today than when she was in the depths of her deception.

Mar. 19, 2019
Our Columnists

The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Joe Biden

Though the former Vice-President is doing well in early opinion polls, if he intends to run for the Presidency in 2020, he needs to jump in and start making the case for himself.

Mar. 22, 2019
The New Yorker Interview

“To Live in the World, and Not to Hide”: An Interview with Janet Mock

The writer, television presenter, and activist speaks candidly about her youth, the challenges of reporting on her own life, and her struggle to find freedom in her body.

Mar. 24, 2019
Personal History

Family Medicine

At the end of life, the doctor becomes a patient, the scientist a subject.

Daily Shouts

The Instagram of Sisyphus

“Almost at the top, fam!”

Dec. 11, 2018
The Current Cinema

“Us” and “Roll Red Roll,” Reviewed

“Us” and “Roll Red Roll.”

Annals of Health Care

The Personal Toll of Whistle-Blowing

The personal toll of exposing fraud.


“Cat Person”

“It was a terrible kiss, shockingly bad; Margot had trouble believing that a grown man could possibly be so bad at kissing.”