The New Yorker (@NewYorker)

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2008-05-06 19:36:33

If you can draw a person, can’t you draw a smaller person with equal ease? As anyone who has gazed upon Renaissance paintings of creepy babies who look like your great-uncle Carl knows, the answer is: duh, no.

Made today’s daily cartoon for the @NewYorker.

Made today’s daily cartoon for the  @The New Yorker.

“I think that, if Donald Trump is a permanent fact of American politics, it will become very difficult for American conservatism to survive,” said a prominent evangelist thinker who intends to vote for Trump this fall.

For my daughters, the pandemic was a relief from race-related stress at school,  @Emily Bernard writes. Then George Floyd was killed.

A poem by Rita Dove.

Recent studies suggest that police unions' bargaining power has enabled them to win lax disciplinary systems that have helped increase police abuses in the United States.

Susan Neiman, a philosopher who studies Germany’s confrontation with its Nazi past, discusses how the U.S. can reckon with its racist history.

Marcel Proust, who was born on this day in 1871, is part of the American reader’s experience in a way that his contemporaries are not. But is this Proust even Proust?

The author N. K. Jemisin, whose inventive sci-fi novels defy convention and sell millions of copies, is interested in power and in systems of subjugation.

George H. W. Bush and Donald Trump share one key attribute,  @John Cassidy writes. As they prepared for their reëlection campaigns, the world changed in ways they were ill suited to deal with.

"When this is all over, I will never complain about having to go to work. Every day, I will get down on my knees and kiss that gray carpeting, as long as the industrial fibres do not irritate my lips too badly."

A new documentary reveals the personal pain behind the coronavirus death toll, following a New York City nurse who saw multiple members of her family contract the virus.

The K-drama “Reply 1988” was wildly popular in its homeland; luckily, the show’s nostalgia, goofiness, and internationalist enthusiasm haven’t been lost in translation.

Looking at the images in Luis Alberto Rodriguez's new book, “People of the Mud,” it is no surprise to learn that he is a Juilliard-trained dancer who had a 15-year dance career before taking up photography a decade ago.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador appeared to be fervently opposed to everything that Donald Trump stood for. And yet, at yesterday’s jovial White House meeting, he expressed his gratitude for the “understanding and respect” Trump had shown to Mexico.

Critics and defenders alike tend to accept Henry Kissinger’s self-mythology, but his record shows a more mundane figure who assimilated prevailing foreign-policy assumptions.

Donald Trump has made a career of turning bad news into good, but the virus has already defeated him,  @Susan Glasser writes.

In a pair of 7–2 decisions, the Court ruled that the President’s financial records can be reviewed by prosecutors, and that the Presidency does not give Trump the “absolute immunity” he claims it does.

Perhaps wishing it were so, Mexico’s President thanked Trump for being “increasingly respectful” toward Mexicans living in the U.S.

Has the United States has hit a turning point in the battle against global warming?  @Bill McKibben discusses. Listen here, or wherever you get your podcasts.

After Alexander Vindman’s testimony during the impeachment hearings, senior Defense Department officials promised to protect him from retaliation. That proved untrue.

In a new book, “People of the Mud,” the photographer Luis Alberto Rodriguez creates a choreography of bodies at work and at play.

Is your shower-singing getting on the nerves of the people you live with? Check out these alternative options for where to do solo karaoke at home.

The most recognizable newsstand in Manhattan’s West Village, Casa Magazines, had been open every day for the past 26 years, without exception. Their streak ended this May.

The survival instructor and adrenaline seeker Bear Grylls is back with the ultimate survival challenge: staying indoors as mandated by government-issued quarantine.

In Waxahatchee’s newest release, “Saint Cloud,” the D.I.Y. fuzz that pervades her previous albums has given way to the unadorned sound of an older country-blues tradition.

The Borowitz Report: Americans were split on which school subjects they would like to see Donald Trump focus on most when he returns to the classroom, but science and math received the strongest support.

Francine Hughes's case changed the national conversation about domestic violence, but her acquittal is still very much an outlier. "The Burning Bed," a new short documentary from  @Retro Report, follows the case's legacy.

How a controversial rationalist blogger became a mascot and martyr in a struggle against the New York Times.

" 'Movie?' he stammered, as he blinked at the sunlight. All along he’d thought it was life." Flash fiction by Etgar Keret.

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