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Lindsey Graham Spent a Year Courting Trump, But on Immigration He’s Being Shut Out

In early 2016, during the Republican primaries, Senator Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, called Donald Trump a “kook” who was “unfit for office” and who would be “the most flawed nominee in the history of the Republican Party.” Graham’s prediction came true, but Trump won the Presidency anyway. …

Donald Trump

How Late Night Handled Trump’s Physical

Tuesday night, checking late-night television for vital signs and symbols, I began with “Conan” (TBS), where an angsty Conan O’Brien wandered a redesigned stage set. “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s very collapsed,” he said, in a prelude to celebrating a new intimacy with the studio audience. He …

Donald Trump

In Arresting an Immigrant-Rights Activist, ICE Shows Its New Power

On Thursday, after officials in the New York City offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement informed him that he was going to be deported, the immigrant-rights activist Ravi Ragbir fainted. An ambulance was called to take Ragbir and his wife, Amy Gottlieb, who had accompanied him to <i>ICE</i>’s …

Immigration

Terrance Hayes Reads Matthew Dickman

Terrance Hayes joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Matthew Dickman’s poem “Fire” and his own poem “New York Poem.”

Poetry

The Moth

The Unexpected Beauty of Basketball Synchronicity

Back in October, in the opening days of the current N.B.A. season, something wonderful happened during a game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns. After a bad pass from one Blazer to another, the Suns’ guard Eric Bledsoe—who has since complained his way out of Phoenix and onto …

Basketball

Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, January 17th

Cartoons

Internal Memo to the Staff of a Magazine in a Romantic Comedy

<b>TO:</b> <i>Lady Magazine</i> editorial staff<b><br>FROM:</b> Madonna Bradshaw, Editor-in-Chief<b><br>RE:</b> Some Important Policy Changes<p>Hello ladies and cartoonishly gay men of <i>Lady Magazine</i>,<p>After an upsetting meeting with our parent corporation, Plot Device Publishers Ltd., it has come to my attention that we at <i>Lady</i> need to shake …

Romantic Comedy

Donald Trump’s Physical Exam and the Sorry State of the American Body Politic

In 1978, James Groves, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, published a now classic paper in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> titled “Taking Care of the Hateful Patient.” In it, Groves acknowledged a truth widely, if quietly, known among medical professionals—that some patients are …

Donald Trump

The Enduring Miracle of Tyra Banks on “America’s Next Top Model”

It is something of a wonder that age, a kiss of death in the fashion industry, has yet to founder “America’s Next Top Model,” the twenty-fourth season of which strutted its way onto VH1 last week. (The second episode airs on Tuesday.) As ratings have steadily declined in the past decade, the show …

Tyra Banks

The Trump Administration Targets the Poor

Despite the impression you might get from social media and cable news, there’s a lot more to the Trump Administration than the daily drama at the White House. In policy terms, the real action is taking place at other federal departments and agencies, where Trump’s Republican appointees are trying …

Affordable Care Act

The Apple Store of Doctor’s Offices?

Forward, a startup that wants to position itself as the Apple Store of doctor’s offices, opened a new location in Los Angeles in November, in an upscale open-air mall two doors down from an actual Apple Store. On a recent morning, in Forward’s reception lounge (sharp angles, blond-wood walls, …

Health Care

White House Microwave Confirms That Trump Said “Shithole”

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—A microwave oven that was present at last Thursday’s contentious White House meeting on immigration has confirmed that Donald J. Trump did, in fact, use the word “shithole,” as has been reported.<p>The microwave, which Trump uses to heat up popcorn, pizza rolls, and a …

Donald Trump

The Chilling Sweetness of “Paddington 2”

It’s got one out-loud laugh, plenty of sincere cleverness, vast technical ingenuity, a warm heart, lively performances, and enough gyroscopic camera moves to make Max Ophüls jealous, but “Paddington 2” nonetheless feels dutiful and official, like Sunday-school homework. The extreme of niceness is …

Hugh Bonneville

Tom Cotton, David Perdue, and the Trap of Lying for Donald Trump

On Monday, the Washington <i>Post</i> shed some light on how Senators Tom Cotton, of Arkansas, and David Perdue, of Georgia, felt able to assert that President Donald Trump had not referred to Africa as a collection of “shithole” countries—a comment that the White House itself did not, at first, bother to …

Donald Trump

Slash and Burn

In “Slash and Burn,” Elizabeth Kolbert writes about the damage done by Trump's Department of the Interior.

U.S. Dept. of the Interior

The Man Who Shazamed the World

Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, January 16th

Cartoons

What We’re Listening to This Week

A Japanese composer with a ludicrously eclectic catalogue, the PG version of Cardi B, and a new classical recording to chase the winter doldrums away.<p>Ryuichi Sakamoto, “async”<p>In 2014, the Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto was diagnosed with throat cancer. He survived and, last year, released …

Violin

The Permanent Sabbatical

Seated on a bench with a missing slat in Paris’s Parc Monceau, I muse on the sabbaticals that have punctuated my life. The park, bordered by mansions of the Belle Époque, is an oasis at the edge of the Eighth Arrondissement, where long ago a village of that name existed. Its Renaissance-style …

Artists

The Ferocious, Sublime Dolores O’Riordan, of the Cranberries

The Irish singer Dolores O’Riordan, who fronted the alt-rock band the Cranberries since 1989, died on Monday, at the age of forty-six. O’Riordan was managing several health issues at the time of her death—she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2015 and had been suffering from back pain, which …

Dolores O'Riordan

Amazing New Clothing-Delivery Startups

<b>Shame Box</b><p>Fixing your wardrobe starts with fixing yourself. Our ill-fitting Lycra-blend garments highlight your problem areas. Whether it’s your nightmare abdomen or that bit of flab that always gets pinched by a sports bra, our clothes will provide you with the self-loathing it takes to hit your …

Clothing

The Man Who Shazamed the World

Jonathan Blitzer and Sarah Stillman on Immigration in the Trump Era

From the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, immigration and deportation have been at the top of the agenda—from the so-called Muslim travel ban to the use of <i>DACA</i> recipients as a bargaining chip in the quest for a border wall. Under his Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

Donald Trump

White House Employees’ Password Prompts

The number of days it took you to realize that you wouldn’t be bragging to your college alumni magazine about working at the White House after all, plus the color of the floor tile in the bathroom where you go to cry.<p>Your least favorite Trump child’s middle name, plus the number of shots you do on …

Lindsey Graham

Joan Murray’s Enduring Poetry of the Senses

She died at twenty-four, but the thrills of her insights have sparked a new generation of readers.<p>The poems of Joan Murray, who died in 1942, at the age of twenty-four, have been lost and recovered many times over. First, Murray’s manuscript was pried, from her mother, by W. H. Auden, who wanted to …

Poetry

Writing Teacher

I hear from my former students occasionally. A few have gone on to accomplish remarkable work. Hear equally from the ordinary and, remarkable. Requests for recommendations, announcements of new jobs, marriages, children, a photo, copy of a book or film script, story in a magazine or anthology, …

Popular Fiction

Using Comedy to Strengthen Nigeria’s Democracy

A news-satire series modelled on “The Daily Show” aims to empower viewers. Will the joke get lost in translation?<p>One day last July, the five writers of “The Other News,” Nigeria’s first prime-time political-satire show, sat in an office in Lagos, trying to figure out how to make fun of a king. The …

Comedy

When Barbie Went to War with Bratz

How a legal battle over intellectual property exposed a cultural battle over sex, gender roles, and the workplace.<p>Bratz dolls have swollen heads, pouty lips, spindly limbs, and chunky-heeled shoes. Their waists are barely wider than their necks. Their eyes and heads are so big and their noses so …

Tarana Burke

Uptown, a Marble Ruin Sits Alongside an Auto-Body Shop

In Inwood, a scaled-down marble replica of the Arc de Triomphe is the only surviving element of Seaman’s Folly.<p>Valentine Seaman was born in Queens County in 1770 and studied medicine in Philadelphia under Benjamin Rush. He defied early-nineteenth-century anti-vaxxers by introducing Edward Jenner’s …

Real Estate