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Sunday Reading: The Mueller Report

Following the release of the redacted report by the special counsel’s office, the political world remains divided. The President has declared himself completely and utterly vindicated in every respect. Meanwhile, Democrats (and many others) have cited multiple passages that confirm incidents that have every appearance

The Week Beyond Mueller and Trump

The Trump Presidency has been exhausting in any number of ways. It is an attention vortex that sometimes makes us lose sight of other matters that are just as deserving of our absorption. The release of the redacted Mueller report, this week, was yet another

Weekend Reading: The Twentieth Anniversary of Columbine

This weekend marks the twentieth anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Columbine High School, in Littleton, Colorado. Below, you’ll find a selection of pieces about Columbine and the epidemic of school shootings that have followed it. Adam Gopnik reflects on the search for explanations

Kaveh Akbar: “The Palace” | The New Yorker

“There are no good kings. / Only beautiful palaces.” Kaveh Akbar’s long poem “The Palace” is both magical and matter-of-fact. The voice is by turn declarative and distraught. The poet invokes Keats, and Keats answers back. “The Palace” also captures the pleasures of everyday life

Reading Myself Aloud | The New Yorker

I’m sitting in a small glass soundproof booth. A microphone, suspended from the ceiling, hangs in front of me. This is huge and round, like a luxury showerhead covered with fine metal mesh. Below it, on a slanting surface, lies the glowing screen of an

Catherine Lacey Reads “Cut” | The New Yorker

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