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“Do you think you’ll have a disruptive effect at Stuyvesant [High School]?” a student reporter asked Alice de River… https://t.co/PdwJpZXh6wWhy Anthony Fauci sounds like he has pretty much given up on Donald Trump. https://t.co/GLRGu5BSOsHis blockbuster “Sapiens” predicted the possible end of humankind. Now what? https://t.co/GCn5SmjNQZDespite an onslaught of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mid-March, Iceland never imposed a lockdown. And yet, by mid-Ma… https://t.co/6nE19S31s2A few additional careers that could benefit from a hard out. https://t.co/yKUzfK3QfhCurling, the metric system, coins called "loonies" and "toonies," and other reasons to praise our neighbor to the n… https://t.co/T6wK1Hliwq
7/13
2020
“How was it possible that Mari and Imogen, who between them had never kissed a single boy, or held hands with a boy… https://t.co/QxuzL570F2In the weeks since protests erupted around the nation, President Trump has returned to the “law and order” bluster… https://t.co/sGaIdkF7qKOnce again, the present has caught up to Paul Verhoeven’s acid vision of the future. https://t.co/tlGMqUPUSIAs a right of passage, menopause is often described only in terms of loss—of fertility, of sexuality, of beauty. Bu… https://t.co/NNDfuALDkIIn her fiction, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum explores “how small, quotidian, unremarkable moments can end up accumulating… https://t.co/5Kolh3njnMNew, socially distant ways to celebrate the summer. https://t.co/KpAbmfQde5In this week’s cryptic crossword, 9-Across: Paternal pilot has change of heart (8). https://t.co/7HWb0VV4Mp“The objects of your numerous unrequited crushes are probably listening . . . and having their original appraisals… https://t.co/rTK0zxlIZz“I was born into a racist world. I was born into a classist world,” Michaela Coel told @dstfelix. “There was never… https://t.co/GLhNqxzzdaEven Nixon seemed to understand that a President could not use his pardon power to erase charges against someone wh… https://t.co/yAG2AUxQKSInside the planning of a project to intercept and inspect an interstellar object, a mission unlike any attempted by… https://t.co/l804RSri57Who was King David? Was he the all-powerful king described in the Bible? Or was he, as some archeologists believe,… https://t.co/eNywZ5nGhoSunday reading from @NewYorker archive: this week, we're highlighting a selection of pieces about summer vacations… https://t.co/NsgTsuB1LX
Retweeted by The New YorkerSarah Shun-lien Bynum’s new novella explores the fraught and intimate friendship between three girls as they become… https://t.co/9UroOHHhikEscape the heat with a selection of pieces about summer vacations from the #NewYorkerArchive. https://t.co/ycCBxtn4naAs bad as President Trump’s invective is on Twitter and elsewhere, the actions of the Justice Department under Will… https://t.co/Rvuf0z1Frk“At Occupy City Hall, organizers have set up talks and teach-ins in a safe and responsible manner,” @mashagessen wr… https://t.co/IIcUEZ3T5EThe designer Willi Smith brought a democratic flair to his creations, selling his patterns so that anyone could bri… https://t.co/jT1mLXqOFfThe lynching of a man named Robert Edwards, in 1912, inaugurated a decades-long reign of terror in Forsyth County,… https://t.co/WloNTRx4rdThe ultimate conclusion of the Commission on the Freedom of the Press, which first met in 1943, remains a bracing a… https://t.co/XvbmAKuVo2The elaborate nail stylings made popular by black women have been both derided and appropriated. In a new documenta… https://t.co/Zyn1vPKmLGFor half a century, the particulars of Flannery O’Connor’s bigotry have been held close by executors, smoothed over… https://t.co/ZXBzBV18yYIn HAIM’s new album, “Women in Music Pt. III,” the band’s members talk about social isolation in the age of the Int… https://t.co/GUfKpIC2KLIt's estimated that the U.S. has lost one in four of its newspapers in the last 15 years. @charlesbethea writes abo… https://t.co/JD6rbO2eVPA new documentary short by @alxmallis follows two parents who use gender-neutral pronouns and outfits in order to s… https://t.co/sg7JbdcwlJWanna open up your closet tonight? https://t.co/aINB4bXVwwIn a new story by Etgar Keret—the first installment of our summer 2020 Flash Fiction series—a director sets out to… https://t.co/jUTF5lKLtERevisit @JeffreyToobin's 2008 Profile of Roger Stone. https://t.co/tyqKdlJyuEMaking ice cream typically involves not only a machine but more than a day of preparation; the plastic-bag method s… https://t.co/CoNmE7Vfqh"The statues are being toppled, but the story that built them remains," the historian David W. Blight writes. "If t… https://t.co/QNKoXkjkku
7/12
2020
President Trump has already exercised his clemency powers to reward political allies. But he had not, until now, us… https://t.co/x5CjYXRs0aIn 2018, Dollar General’s C.E.O. received more than $10 million in total compensation, nearly 800 times the median… https://t.co/f91GuI5ZupRobert Mueller declined to issue a grand-jury subpoena for Donald Trump’s testimony, and he excluded from his repor… https://t.co/Dpe0wtUMQLFiona Hill, who was referred to as “the Russia bitch” by some of President Trump’s top advisers, reflects on the dy… https://t.co/mSbKCdVuuxConfidence in the media is at a nadir, and falsehoods and propaganda have polluted the news ecosystem. What can we… https://t.co/AMSTTc9nyXWhat if students were asked to take the lead in conceiving and organizing their education during the coronavirus pa… https://t.co/ecxwIxFulq“I go round and round in circles, feeling comfort and then feeling like I’m in a state of shock that I’m sharing th… https://t.co/VqC7wdLDtbThere is anger and exasperation all over HAIM’s new record, as if the women have grown tired of the contortions req… https://t.co/lb5el1AZTzThe Willi Smith Digital Community Archive honors the achievements of black queer artists like Smith, and joyfully b… https://t.co/aZH2533yzBIn “Blood at the Root,” the poet Patrick Phillips offers a painful survey of his home town’s history, showing how F… https://t.co/Zh5jcBrwR6The British actor on his new role in “Sometimes Always Never,” his abiding love for Mary J. Blige, and his personal… https://t.co/fFsPYszMG2President Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence is an act of corruption on top of cronyism, @JeffreyToobinhttps://t.co/AISyJcFUafThe grim walls of the void mock Cube’s dreams of a better life. Someday, Cube will break through. https://t.co/giwlk4eKoDMichael Moorcock once wrote, “I think of myself as a bad writer with big ideas, but I’d rather be that than a big w… https://t.co/SA1bflv4Ff“The main thing is do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” the saxophonist Sonny Rollins says. “Sure, e… https://t.co/meXSXKVgLOI wrote a long piece revisiting the Commission on the Freedom of the Press, an extraordinary panel that convened in… https://t.co/n9KYqdanTt
Retweeted by The New YorkerAn ode to Marcella Hazan's classic tomato sauce, which is made of just three ingredients: tomatoes, butter, and an… https://t.co/GkzBNkb48y“Getting old is the second-biggest surprise of my life,” Roger Angell writes, “but the first, by a mile, is our unc… https://t.co/lIoSAjFUPcDuring the 20th century, the press came to understand that its highest obligation was to the public it served. Of a… https://t.co/PN1wdUqwzrWilliam Barr’s ham-handed firing of a U.S. Attorney captures the confusing combination of corruption and incompeten… https://t.co/VOwQa9xH8lWhom should you put in charge of pulling the lever that will stop the runaway trolley from hitting a crowd of peopl… https://t.co/pmxyxQfnvLPlywood storefronts in SoHo bear the names of black men and women who were killed by police officers, flyers callin… https://t.co/FIagMTrbGY"Instead of a priest, there’s a phone with which they can call their only black friend to apologize." https://t.co/NQjjd7tWv2.@proseb4bros on voice acting, "blaccents," and racial signification in American animation. https://t.co/UVfHdbIspYA cartoon by Trevor Spaulding. https://t.co/su3Rz1jjuWIn his first film, “The Killing Floor,” Bill Duke harnesses a directorial imagination that endows the very act of h… https://t.co/ORn9CkZ0NrPauli Murray was an architect of two of the most important social-justice movements of the twentieth century. Why i… https://t.co/D3ynA6w25ZElaine Stritch is magnetic in D. A. Pennebaker’s documentary about the recording of the original cast album for Ste… https://t.co/2WMKPtccpnIf the first wave of the virus in the Texas Panhandle was a story of rumor, stalled information, and essential work… https://t.co/k0S19qV9LBThe French artist Camille Henrot’s video-art masterpiece, “Grosse Fatigue" is a Wunderkammer of and for the Interne… https://t.co/JD9qTc6BlZThe Borowitz Report: “Unless your eyesight is really good, if you’re six feet away or whatever you’re not going to… https://t.co/38duRITyabPresident Trump has commuted Roger Stone’s sentence. Read @jeffreytoobin on Stone’s downfall and his decades of tum… https://t.co/v1LCOKHfE7After the Black Lives Matter protests in late May, Joe Biden’s team did “make substantial moves,” a state represent… https://t.co/jJnP0LwnHp"We have books all over our house, and I read in bed. I read at the beach. I read in the kitchen." A conversation w… https://t.co/MGRFPyRPuC
7/11
2020
Michaela Coel discusses absurdity, how she began acting, and the experience of having full creative control. https://t.co/ceU1UKuSk6In the latest installment of Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook, St. Peter takes necessary precautions. https://t.co/luc2Li5KuwJohn C. Mosher’s 1926 Profile of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald: “All was quiet on the Riviera, and then the Fitzger… https://t.co/qWLX6PfX8r.@AnnaWiener on the startups operating "virtual" restaurants—with real food and branding, but no physical locations. https://t.co/J2FabicriNArchaeologists in Baalbek, Lebanon, discovered a three-million-pound foundation stone. On whose orders was it cut,… https://t.co/F6bZYWh2ODThe startup Goldbelly sends meal kits and menu items from beloved restaurants nationwide, from Raoul’s decadent bur… https://t.co/m2AXyjCk7fA dispatch from Dayton, Tennessee, takes a small town’s temperature as it enters the national spotlight on the eve… https://t.co/3G0Cb0OpBRObviously, I’ll still be doing a small family FaceTime, immediately followed by a larger Zoom with my college frien… https://t.co/MRlm646CMLFollowing in the footsteps of “Groundhog Day,” Max Barbakow’s spirited film "Palm Springs" turns a wedding into Pur… https://t.co/HjZL6kN1PhThe Dance on Camera festival, now in its 48th year, will stream films including Susan Misner’s “Bend” and Khadifa W… https://t.co/7u7czPiVizGina Prince-Bythewood’s new drama, “The Old Guard,” starring Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne, displays interest in i… https://t.co/M1HITJs8H4If you can draw a person, can’t you draw a smaller person with equal ease? As anyone who has gazed upon Renaissance… https://t.co/6eRwIiEKzIMade today’s daily cartoon for the @NewYorker. https://t.co/gjqM1tHYGa
Retweeted by The New Yorker“I think that, if Donald Trump is a permanent fact of American politics, it will become very difficult for American… https://t.co/F9dNt38ersFor my daughters, the pandemic was a relief from race-related stress at school, @emilyebernard writes. Then George… https://t.co/l4ypnJf7gaA poem by Rita Dove. https://t.co/T2IBHHzgO2Recent studies suggest that police unions' bargaining power has enabled them to win lax disciplinary systems that h… https://t.co/8tq5Y05W0bSusan Neiman, a philosopher who studies Germany’s confrontation with its Nazi past, discusses how the U.S. can reck… https://t.co/oSsb78MkNdMarcel Proust, who was born on this day in 1871, is part of the American reader’s experience in a way that his cont… https://t.co/x4kaIXc1CqThe author N. K. Jemisin, whose inventive sci-fi novels defy convention and sell millions of copies, is interested… https://t.co/hkBiCi7dmcGeorge H. W. Bush and Donald Trump share one key attribute, @JohnCassidy writes. As they prepared for their reëlect… https://t.co/eDtfVfRl0Q"When this is all over, I will never complain about having to go to work. Every day, I will get down on my knees an… https://t.co/TBabnI7CO2A new documentary reveals the personal pain behind the coronavirus death toll, following a New York City nurse who… https://t.co/VHa0fbneyhThe K-drama “Reply 1988” was wildly popular in its homeland; luckily, the show’s nostalgia, goofiness, and internat… https://t.co/bqbnIcPVw2Looking at the images in Luis Alberto Rodriguez's new book, “People of the Mud,” it is no surprise to learn that he… https://t.co/x1p8rV9f6HAndrés Manuel López Obrador appeared to be fervently opposed to everything that Donald Trump stood for. And yet, at… https://t.co/nJE20Q0w1dCritics and defenders alike tend to accept Henry Kissinger’s self-mythology, but his record shows a more mundane fig… https://t.co/Q3xwGYkAs3
7/10
2020
Donald Trump has made a career of turning bad news into good, but the virus has already defeated him, @sbg1 writes. https://t.co/K7vb6xN7ceIn a pair of 7–2 decisions, the Court ruled that the President’s financial records can be reviewed by prosecutors,… https://t.co/OfRQYWULOyPerhaps wishing it were so, Mexico’s President thanked Trump for being “increasingly respectful” toward Mexicans li… https://t.co/hkhfpACGtf
7/9
2020

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