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The C.B.O. Gives the Senate Twenty-Two Million Reasons to Reject the Health-Care Bill

In the run-up to the Congressional Budget Office’s release of its study of the Senate Republicans’ health-care reform bill, on Monday afternoon, you could tell that the Trump Administration and its allies on Capitol Hill were getting nervous.<p>On Sunday, Tom Price, the Secretary of Health and Human …


The Bland Likability of “The Big Sick”

“The Big Sick” is loosely based on a true story, the romantic troubles of the real-life married couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (they co-wrote the script, and Nanjiani stars as a character with his own first name) and Gordon’s sudden and serious illness. It’s a story in a classic genre, …


What the Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Ruling Means in Practice

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s executive order barring travellers from several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. It also allowed the travel ban—which the Administration first issued in January, and …


Choose Your Codependent Mom’s Adventure

<b>Passage One</b><p>Hi, sweetie! Thank you for helping me choose my own adventure. I’m thinking about studying social work again. The program is four years, after which I don’t know how much time I’ll have left to live. Should I resign myself to being financially dependent on your father and spend my …


In Heidi Schreck’s New Play, Teen Girls Talk About the Constitution

On a recent Thursday, in a sunny rehearsal space downtown, the playwright, actor, and TV writer Heidi Schreck stood near a lectern draped with red-white-and-blue bunting. She was rehearsing a work in progress, “What the Constitution Means to Me,” onstage now at the Wild Project, in Summerworks, …

Constitutional Amendments

Zhang Yuanan Talks to Evan Osnos About the Chinese View of Trump

At the Republican National Convention in 2016, Evan Osnos interviewed Zhang Yuanan, a reporter for Caixin, a news organization based in Beijing. Zhang was tasked with translating Trump’s rhetoric—literally and figuratively—for a Chinese audience. A year later, Osnos catches up with Zhang to find …


Turkey’s Writers Face Yet More Trials

On a sweltering afternoon in Istanbul last summer, loud noises woke the Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan from a nap. “Open, police! Open, or we will break the door,” a voice called. When Erdoğan, an award-winning writer, unlocked her door, the cold muzzle of an automatic rifle was placed against her …


Roxane Gay’s Complicated “Hunger”

Roxane Gay has several personae, but she first garnered Internet fame as a diarist. On Tumblr, during the platform’s embryonic years, Gay recorded her daily likes and dislikes in posts such as “Things I Am Currently Charmed By” (items included “Discussions of ‘spirit animals,’ particularly when the …


How the Senate’s Health-Care Bill Threatens the Nation’s Health

To understand how the Senate Republicans’ health-care bill would affect people’s actual health, the first thing you have to understand is that incremental care—regular, ongoing care as opposed to heroic, emergency care—is the greatest source of value in modern medicine. There is clear evidence that …

Health Care

Feeling Worse

In “Feeling Worse,” Amy Davidson argues that Senate Republicans’ health-care bill is shocking morally, but not politically.


The Dad Who Photoshops His Baby Daughter Into Dangerous Situations

Agger Dad Who Photoshops Baby into Dangerous Situations<p>Social media can lead to many exciting things, but in my stage of life it mostly leads to pictures of children. The lucky kids of my Instagram feed climb mountains, visit world capitals, and play a lot of soccer. They have picnics, first days …


Daily Cartoon: Monday, June 26th


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Steve at the Party

Steve wears jeans at the party. Darker than his work pair, thinner than his everydays. These are his party jeans. Steve knows that wearing these jeans leaves the door wide open to intercourse.<p>Steve leans against things at the party. He’s already leaned against a wall, a couch arm, and a …


Kadir Nelson’s “Bright Star”

“It's a diverse celebration for the Fourth of July,” Kadir Nelson says, about his cover for this week’s issue. “Family and friends get together with kids just being kids, and parents being parents."

July 4th

Listening Booth: Young Thug’s Rootsy Reinvention on “Family Don’t Matter,” featuring Millie Go Lightly

It’s easy to forget that that “Beautiful Thugger Girls,” released earlier this month by Young Thug, is technically the musician’s début album. Arguably the torchbearer of Atlanta’s reigning class of workaholic rappers, the twenty-five-year-old has already released sixteen mixtapes—some …


The Image of American Hyperbole

Recently, trawling Instagram, I happened upon a picture captured by the still-life photographer Shana Novak, of the big-box chain Kmart’s recently redesigned plastic bag. The bag, pristinely white, its surface marked by forgiving wrinkles, is set against a subtle gradient-blue background that looks …

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Steinbeck’s Novel About the 2013-17 California Drought

“This drought emergency is over. But the next drought could be around the corner. Conservation must remain a way of life.” —California Governor Jerry Brown<p>When 2015 was half gone, and the sun climbed high above the 405 and stayed, an In-N-Out wrapper blew down the highway like a tumbleweed, and a …

California Drought

Feeling Worse

How much of a surprise was the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate’s super-secret health-care bill, which Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader, finally revealed last Thursday? There had been intimations, from President Trump, among others, that it would fix some of the destructiveness of the …

Health Care

The Last Queen of Greenwich Village

The wedding of Joseph Touchette, better known as Tish, was typical for New England in the years after the Second World War. A minister officiated; a hot buffet was served; a friend provided an apartment in Providence, Rhode Island, for the honeymoon. What was unusual was that Tish was the bride. …

Greenwich Village

What Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Really Means

Last week, two days before announcing that it would be acquiring Whole Foods, Amazon released a short promotional video for a new product called the Dash Wand. The Wand is a candy-bar-size gizmo that costs twenty dollars. It sticks to your refrigerator with magnets and lets you order products by …


Weekly Culture Review: “GLOW,” Prodigy, “Transformers,” and More

<i>Sign up for our newsletter to have the Culture Review delivered to your inbox each week.</i><p>This week, the great Queens rapper Prodigy died. He was forty-two. Though he published an excellent autobiography, a novella, and a cookbook, he hailed from a time when rappers considered their primary …

Mobb Deep

The Forgotten Men of Mudville

What to Stream This Weekend: Five Films for Summertime

<i>Each week, Richard Brody picks a classic film, a modern film, an independent film, a foreign film, and a documentary for online viewing.</i><p>One of the greatest films about modern selfhood, about partnership and independence—Paul Mazursky’s “<b>An Unmarried Woman</b>,” from 1978, which is currently on Netflix, …


The Whispered Warnings of Radiohead’s “OK Computer” Have Come True

I’ve noticed a nugget of embarrassment buried in the recent avalanche of critical reappraisals and retroactive interrogations of Radiohead’s “OK Computer,” a record that was released in 1997 and is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this summer. Critics (and some fans) approached its …


After Travis Kalanick’s Resignation, Will Uber Really Change?

On Tuesday evening, Travis Kalanick, a co-founder of Uber, resigned from his post as chief executive, apparently under intense pressure from the company’s major shareholders. Kalanick, whose public persona has been variously characterized as aggressive, juvenile, and brash, is both reviled and …


“The Beguiled”: Sofia Coppola’s Dubiously Abstract Vision of the Civil War

The action in Sofia Coppola’s new film, “The Beguiled,” takes place in 1864, in Virginia, during the Civil War. It’s set in motion when a young girl—Amelia, or Amy, Dabney (Oona Laurence)—picking mushrooms in the woods finds a Union soldier, Corporal John McBurney (Colin Farrell), hiding in the …

Sofia Coppola

Episode 88: Ai Weiwei, and Doing Business with China

Donald Trump’s policy of “America First” gives a rising China more room to flex its muscles. This week, we consider from many sides the complex relationship between the U.S. and China. David Remnick talks with Ai Weiwei, the dissident and global art star; a congressman asks us to reconsider trade …


The Dubious Counting at the Center of the G.O.P.’s Health-Care Reform

After Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, released a draft of the Senate health-care bill, on Thursday morning, the media finally began focussing on the essence of what Republicans are proposing: an enormous redistribution of wealth into the pockets of the already-wealthy. The bill would …

Health Care

A Virginia Town Responds to a Murder—Hate Crime or Not

Mohmoud Hassanen, the father of the seventeen-year-old Northern Virginia high-school student who was murdered near her mosque early on Sunday morning, appeared before the cameras for the first time at a press conference on Tuesday night, looking haggard and stupefied. The police had already …