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Trump, Giuliani, and All the President’s Lawyers

One thing is becoming clear about the various Trump scandals: they center on the President’s disdain for the law.<p>The enlistment, last Thursday, of Rudolph Giuliani—the former mayor of New York and now a purveyor of security advice and partisan rants—as a personal lawyer to Donald Trump marked the …

Stormy Daniels

In Search of Free Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

How Do You Celebrate Earth Day When Scott Pruitt Is Still at the E.P.A.?

Today is Earth Day, and, to mark the occasion, thousands of Americans will flock to parks, beaches, and hiking trails. Others will stay home, monitoring their Twitter feeds for the latest Scott Pruitt scandal.<p>Like clockwork, the most recent one broke on the eve of the celebrations. <i>The Hill</i> reported …

Clean Technology

Sunday Reading: The Pulitzer Prize

This past week, <i>The New Yorker</i> and the New York <i>Times</i> shared the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for public service. The prize was awarded for reporting on sexual harassment, and especially for articles in both publications on the allegations against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein. At <i>The New Yorker</i>, that …

Pulitzer Prize

The Unlikely New Hero of Turkey’s Opposition

There’s something unusual in Ovacık, a village in a snow-capped valley in eastern Turkey where the Turkish Air Force regularly bombs Kurdish rebels. In the lobby of the town hall is a painting of Karl Marx, not of Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, whose picture hangs in most other Turkish …

South Asia

Techno-Fundamentalism Can’t Save You, Mark Zuckerberg

It was like a verbal tic. Last week, in two days of testimony before Congress, Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, invoked a magical-sounding phrase whenever he was cornered about a difficult issue. The issue was content moderation, and the phrase was “artificial intelligence.” In 2004, …

Artificial Intelligence

G.P.S. Directions for Adulthood

In half a mile, make a right onto Employment Street.<p>You majored in philosophy and passed Employment Street. In five hundred feet, make a U-turn onto Grad School Boulevard.<p>You missed the U-turn and your most-endorsed skill on LinkedIn is “Microsoft Word.”<p>Rerouting. In three miles, take the exit onto …

Voice Mail

The Bromance Myth of Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump

Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump met for the first time at a <i>NATO</i> summit in Brussels last spring, just a couple of weeks after Macron’s election to the French Presidency. If there had been a fight card for the encounter, it would have pitted globalism vs. nationalism, progressivism vs. populism, …

Donald Trump

San Francisco Postcard

San Francisco

Bounty Dept.

Retrospective Dept.

The E.D.M. Star Avicii Dies Too Soon

Electronic dance music doesn’t get enough credit. Using a machine to make a beat, to layer melodies on top of it, to create a crescendo that makes the listener’s heart swell and hands rise up in the air, requires as much talent as strumming a guitar, singing a song, or rapping a verse. E.D.M. is to …

Researcher, Interactive Stories

<i>The New Yorker</i> The New Yorker is seeking a researcher to join our small, but highly motivated multimedia team. Your primary responsibility will be to assist with reporting and research for visual stories and to coordinate the production of these features. The position works alongside our Design …

Multimedia

Data Journalist

<i>The New Yorker</i> is seeking an experienced data journalist to join our small but highly motivated Multimedia and Interactive Features team. You will pitch, report, and build data-driven stories for NewYorker.com, while collaborating with editors, producers, designers, and developers. This is a …

UX Design

Editorial Interactive Producer

<i>The New Yorker</i> is seeking an Editorial Interactive Producer to join our multimedia team. This person will collaborate with editors, producers, designers, and developers to create features connected to magazine stories, as well as digital-first multimedia projects for newyorker.com and other …

Usability

What James Comey and Donald Trump Have in Common

Truth is good. Truth is great. Truth is so much better than loyalty that the former F.B.I. director James Comey wrote a book about it. Much of the coverage of Comey’s new memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” has focussed on the insults its author has hurled at President Donald …

James Comey

“I Feel Pretty,” Reviewed: Another Waste of Amy Schumer

The main character in the new comedy “I Feel Pretty” isn’t the one onscreen whom its star, Amy Schumer, works hard to invest with the energy and inspiration that are missing from the script. Rather, it’s a virtual woman imagined by the writers and directors, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who’s …

Stereotypes

A Peek Into Prince’s Vault Reveals a Coveted “Nothing Compares 2 U”

On Thursday, Warner Bros. and the Prince estate doled out a tiny gift—presumably to help ease the ache of April 21st, the upcoming anniversary of Prince’s death. Finally, the public was granted access to wildly longed-for audio of Prince singing “Nothing Compares 2 U,” a track he originally wrote …

High Heels

What to Watch This Weekend

Six essential DVD and Blu-ray releases.<p><i>For every film that’s available to stream, there are many more, of equal merit, that aren’t accessible online. Some of the best movies of all time are still being released on disk only, whether DVD or Blu-ray, and my advice for enthusiasts who find something</i> …

Making Movies

Melania’s Search History

Political Satire

Daily Cartoon: Friday, April 20th

Cartoons

Mueller Says That Until Yesterday He Had Almost Forgotten to Investigate Giuliani

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The independent counsel, Robert Mueller, told reporters that, prior to news reports on Thursday, he had “almost forgotten” to investigate the former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani.<p>“Like most Americans, I had totally forgotten about Rudy Giuliani’s existence,” he …

Donald Trump

James Comey Makes His Case to America

In a long career in long enforcement, former FBI Director James Comey aimed to be above politics, but in the 2016 election he stepped in it big time. With the publication of his book “A Higher Loyalty,” Comey is making the case to America that his handling of the FBI investigations into Hillary …

James Comey

How Seniors Joined the Cannabis Craze

On a sunny afternoon last August, a dozen women from Balfour Senior Living, in Louisville, Colorado, boarded a bus for a field trip to a marijuana dispensary. One used a walker, one was hooked up to an oxygen tank, and another wore a linen suit and jewelry. All were told to wear hats while walking …

Cannabis

Rudy Giuliani’s Wishful Thinking About Trump and Mueller

Toward the end of the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump was running a beleaguered campaign, trailing in the opinion polls and operating under a cloud of scandal and outrage. Many Republicans had given up hope of him winning. Some, including Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, had explicitly …

Donald Trump

Trump Hires Only Lawyer in U.S. with Fewer Clients Than Michael Cohen

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The White House announced on Thursday that Donald Trump had successfully secured the services of Rudolph Giuliani, after an exhaustive search for an attorney with fewer clients than Michael D. Cohen.<p>“President Trump had become concerned in recent days that Mr. Cohen …

New Jersey

Are You Emotionally Stable Enough to Get Bangs? A Questionnaire

It’s that time again, when you look in the mirror, question every decision you’ve ever made, and then ask yourself, “Should I get bangs?” Here’s a helpful questionnaire to guide you to the right answer:<p>1. Are you looking to just change things up?<p>2. Did you get the idea because you saw a cool …

Hair

How Jim Mattis Became Trump’s Last Man Standing

The purge that the Defense Secretary survived—and why he might not last.<p>Last Tuesday, after waking up to tweet about the previous day’s F.B.I. raid on his lawyer’s office (“<i>A TOTAL WITCH HUNT</i>!!!”), President Trump called one of his outside Republican advisers to ask what to do about Syria, and its …

Donald Trump

The Soundtrack to London’s Murders

There were more homicides in London during February and March than there were in New York City. The count was thirty-seven to thirty-five. The way that the British media presented this information made it sound as if the two cities had been experiencing rival outbreaks of urban warfare. In fact, …

Criminology