Julie Lankford

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How to Bring Back the Nigerian Schoolgirls, Three Months On

On Monday, it will be exactly three months since Boko Haram kidnapped over two hundred schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, in Nigeria. Briefly a cause célèbre, the girls have now been mostly forgotten by the citizens, celebrities, and politicians in other countries who once passionately pled for …

Political Scene: The Crisis At the Border

On this week’s Political Scene podcast, Sarah Stillman and Ryan Lizza talk with host Amelia Lester about the child-migrant crisis and the politics of immigration reform.<p>“The numbers alone are just incredibly revealing,” Stillman says. Unaccompanied minors have been travelling across the United …

Immigration Reform

Hobby Lobbyist

M_any people have been wondering exactly what edged the Supreme Court toward its recent decision involving Hobby Lobby, the chain of crafts stores that has been allowed a religious exemption from funding birth control for its employees. An urgent letter has come to light, which may clarify the …

Lorin Maazel: The Man Who Knew Too Much

It is startling to learn of the death of the distinguished American conductor Lorin Maazel, who died, on Sunday, at the age of eighty-four. He was called a “young 70” by the New York <i>Observer</i> upon his unexpected appointment to the music directorship of the New York Philharmonic, in 2001; many of us …

Flute

Out Loud: Little Choice But to Cheat

In this week’s magazine, Rachel Aviv tells the story of how Parks Middle School, in Atlanta, became involved in the public-school cheating scandal that was uncovered in that city.<p>On this week’s podcast, Aviv joins Sasha Weiss, the literary editor of newyorker.com, to discuss how certain faculty …

Meditation for Strivers

During a trip to the United States in the nineteen-seventies, the Tibetan scholar, translator, and lifelong meditator Lobsang Lhalungpa found himself in San Francisco’s financial district. Struck by the hordes of rushing bodies, he stopped, turned to his guides, and said, “I don’t see any humans …

Watching Gaza

We may think we have been here before, but we haven’t. The images of escalation are the same: exhaust tracing through Israeli skies; Gazans frantically picking through rubble; Israelis glued to their televisions, reduced to observers of spectacle, some poised to run for shelter but most affecting …

Reading Through Someone Else’s Eyes

You pick up a novel. If it’s any good, before long it has you trying to get into its characters’ heads. What are they feeling? What will they do? Can they be trusted? But, behind such thoughts, broader and subtler questions arise: What is the author aiming at? What was he or she feeling when these …

Literature