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The administration has had plenty of time to end this crisis
From the Magazine
It’s awe-inspiring to watch the UATX taking shape
‘The young people are the prudes and don’t find anything funny’
He’s perhaps the greatest rising comedian, a beer drinker who understands Trump’s appeal
It’s the hardest, most unforgiving performance medium on the planet
It saturated the market with comics who are on opposite sides of the culture wars
The populist heart may want Trump, but many heads are for the Florida governor
It’s been dismaying to see anti-gay sentiment bubbling up
It debuted to a burst of attention only for everyone to lose interest
I’m back in a city where you can’t walk alone after dark. Thank you, Democrats!
Science & Tech
Some are unctuously eager to respect non-Western premises about medicine
Peter W. Wood
School closures have set off a devastating domino effect
Abuse is heaped on anyone who has questioned the trend toward carelessness in youth gender medicine
I hate to break it to you, ladies, but no man wants a woman barber
She mines outrage and attention by crusading against the ethically unenlightened
It wasn’t to collect classified documents
Digital fantasies have collided with analog reality
Books + Arts
Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone, has written a very bad book
There’s no reconciling the clash between the sex positivity movement and chastity
A century after its first publication, the poem still defies easy categorization
He’s never been averse to writing about toxic family relationships
Her latest leaves us stranded between serious fiction and a particularly extreme Reddit forum
The college system is broken — can it be fixed?
Christopher J. Scalia
Can a socially conservative, economically centrist GOP win elections?
The HBO Max miniseries shows a rare interest in the present moment
Nicky Otis Smith
New singers are bucking bro-country and reconnecting with their roots
The Met brings out its bread and butter: stunning galleries devoted to Greek and Roman art
Joanna Hiffernan is now at the center of The Woman in White, an exhibition at the NGA
He was willing to pulverize all we hold dear in modern America
Which scenes will cause you to walk out or flee in disgust? Caveat emptor
It’s overbuilt, overcrowded, and straight out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting
I’ve failed to cheer myself with strong alcohol, CBD and speed, so I went to the local nuns
Wonder what sort of a sad sack asks for a selfie with someone famous? Answer: me
The city, not the waterfall, which remains a source of utter befuddlement
At least Trump won’t go down in the history books as ‘Don’ or ‘Donnie’
Chilton Williamson, Jr.
Why do Americans insist on using last names as first names?
It’s useful to have a name ready when the family asks at dinner: “What’s this?”
War and revolution have trailed me like banshees
In search of the Irish author’s Swiss resting place
Food + Drink
Where else can one encounter such diversity?
Cooking is a duty, a vocation and an adventure, requiring grace and wisdom as much as ingredients and recipes
Mary Kate Skehan
Nature, in the firm hands of the gardener, is trained up to produce food for people
This time of year always makes me nostalgic for the New England coast
Calla Jones Corner
There is a time for every wine
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.