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Monday, March 2, 2020

the political scene

The Man Behind Trump’s Facebook Juggernaut

2020欧洲杯体育投注网Brad Parscale used social media to sway the 2016 election. He’s poised to do it again.

Mar. 02, 2020
our columnists

The Coronavirus Is Causing a Global Panic—but That’s a Good Thing

2020欧洲杯体育投注网So far, there has been no looting and lawlessness around the world, which is a promising sign: pro-social, not antisocial, behavior.

Mar. 02, 2020
our columnists

How Iran Became a New Epicenter of the Coronavirus Outbreak

2020欧洲杯体育投注网The government’s actions appear to have contributed to the crisis.

Feb. 28, 2020
puzzles and games dept.

The Weekday Crossword: Monday, March 2, 2020

Musician who tried to trademark “okurrr”: six letters.

Mar. 02, 2020
annals of education

Prep for Prep and the Fault Lines in New York’s Schools

Do programs that help low-income students of color get into selective private schools obscure the system’s deeper inequalities?

Mar. 02, 2020
q. & a.

How Socialist Is Bernie Sanders?

2020欧洲杯体育投注网The historian Michael Kazin on the distinctions between socialism and left-wing populism and whether the Vermont senator’s rise in a time of political upheaval is less shocking than people think.

Mar. 02, 2020
end is near dept.

A Local Guide to the Coronavirus

The Columbia University epidemiologist W. Ian Lipkin, fresh from quarantine in his basement, talks masks, the U-trap under our sinks, and  wearing “subway condoms”—i.e., gloves—on his morning commute.

Mar. 01, 2020
annals of technology

The Power of Names

Studies suggest the existence of a sort of linguistic Heisenberg principle: as soon as you label something, you change how it’s perceived.

May 29, 2013

Thomas Piketty Goes Global

Now that the celebrity economist’s boldest ideas have been adopted by mainstream politicians, he has an even more provocative vision for transcending capitalism and overcoming our “inequality regime.”

Mar. 02, 2020
satire from the borowitz report

Tulsi Gabbard’s Nine Supporters Urge Her to Drop Out of Race

A spokesperson praised Gabbard’s campaign, noting, “By not appearing in the past two debates, she did much better than Mike Bloomberg.”

Mar. 02, 2020
letter from seoul

How South Korea Is Composting Its Way to Sustainability

Automated bins, rooftop farms, and underground mushroom-growing help clean up the mess.

Mar. 02, 2020

How a Pair of Investigative Reporters Are Trying to Save the Chicago Tribune

2020欧洲杯体育投注网The city’s largest newspaper, with a combined print and digital circulation of roughly four hundred and fifty thousand, has been through some trying times.

Mar. 02, 2020
a reporter at large


A REPORTER AT LARGE about the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, which killed between twenty and forty million people, and an upcoming attempt to find a sample of …

Sep. 21, 1997
cultural comment

Jessica Simpson’s Mesmerizing Memoir of Recovery and X-ennial Fame

We’ve known since the days of “Newlyweds,” her MTV reality series, that Simpson is a talker. She’s a writer, too, entrancing and somehow economical.

Mar. 02, 2020
the new yorker interview

“When You Earn It, They Can’t Take It Away”: An Interview with Pam Grier

2020欧洲杯体育投注网The actress on country living, blaxploitation, and how the needs of Hollywood are different from her own.

Mar. 01, 2020
a reporter at large

Survivor’s Guilt in the Mountains

Alpinists are intimately familiar with death and grief. A therapist thinks he can address the unique needs of these élite athletes.

Feb. 24, 2020
page turner

The PowerPoint Platitudes of “Bloomberg by Bloomberg”

2020欧洲杯体育投注网The autobiography, revised and expanded last year, in advance of Michael Bloomberg’s Presidential run, makes clear whom he sees and whom he doesn’t.

Mar. 02, 2020
Annals of Health

Hands Across America

2020欧洲杯体育投注网The rise of Purell.

daily comment

Joe Biden’s South Carolina Win, Black Voters, and the Democrats’ Way Forward

2020欧洲杯体育投注网The results of the state’s Democratic Presidential primary appeared clarifying for the Vice-President’s candidacy. Yet it is not entirely clear that what happened there will translate elsewhere.

Mar. 02, 2020

Flick Chicks

A guide to women in the movies.

cultural comment

Quarantine Cooking: Finding Relief from Coronavirus Anxiety in the Kitchen

In China, millions of people living under lockdown are using the Internet to re-create the conviviality of sharing a meal.

Feb. 27, 2020
Cartoons From The Issue

Cartoons from the March 9, 2020, Issue

New cartoons from the magazine.

Mar. 02, 2020

The Problems Inherent in Political Polling

Polls measure something, but it’s often the wrong thing (fame, money). They’re like S.A.T. scores.

Mar. 01, 2020
American Chronicles

The Giveaway

Who was the mysterious man donating all the valuable art?

A Reporter at Large

Paul Singer, Doomsday Investor

Paul Singer’s hedge fund always wins.

puzzles and games dept.

The Weekend Crossword: Friday, February 28, 2020

Exercise company behind a much-mocked 2019 ad: seven letters.

Feb. 28, 2020

Why Are Americans Still Uncomfortable with Atheism?

2020欧洲杯体育投注网Why are Americans still uncomfortable with atheism?

daily comment

Donald Trump’s Anti-Globalist Response to a Global Coronavirus

Epidemics are not a zero-sum game; you cannot ignore one to defend against another.

Feb. 29, 2020
culture desk

Stalking a Rustically Hip Family on Instagram

One of the easier ways to be a creep these days is to follow people on social media toward whom you have feelings that are other than warm.

Mar. 01, 2020
Satire from The Borowitz Report

Trump Bids Ben Carson Farewell Until Next Black History Month

2020欧洲杯体育投注网Saying goodbye to Carson, Trump praised him for “sitting or standing next to me” at various times over the past four weeks.

Feb. 28, 2017