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Sunday Reading: Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Double TakeSunday Reading: Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.Photograph by Leonard Freed / MagnumThe commemoration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., comes just as the Senate, and the entire country, is embroiled in a battle over voting rights. Once more, ballot access is in peril, with members of racial minorities disproportionately affected....

The Rival Shows of “Yellowjackets”

On TelevisionThe Rival Shows of “Yellowjackets”The genius of “Yellowjackets” is that it is not one show but two; one is a survival drama, with elements of horror and coming of age.Photograph by Kailey Schwerman / Courtesy ShowtimeIn 1996, after a private plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness, its passengers, the members of a varsity girls’ soccer...

How the Refrigerator Became an Agent of Climate Catastrophe

Annals of a Warming PlanetHow the Refrigerator Became an Agent of Climate CatastropheIce harvesting on Bantam Lake, in Connecticut. Harvesters in the state and elsewhere once packed lake and river ice in sawdust and shipped it as far away as India and Australia.Photograph courtesy Bantam Historical SocietyA couple of years ago, in spring, my wife and...

Prince Andrew’s Very Bad Week

Letter from the U.K.Prince Andrew’s Very Bad WeekThe demotion is surely painful for Prince Andrew, a former helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy who was, until this week, the honorary commander of eight regiments.Photograph from ReduxIf Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has had a bad week, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and the...

The Supreme Court’s Vexing Mixed Message on Vaccine Mandates

Daily CommentThe Supreme Court’s Vexing Mixed Message on Vaccine MandatesThe Court allowed a mandate for health-care workers to proceed but blocked a more sweeping mandate for employees at large companies.Photograph by Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call / GettyOn Thursday, the Supreme Court, in a 5–4 decision in the case of Biden v. Missouri, allowed the Department...

How Tumblr Became Popular for Being Obsolete

Infinite ScrollHow Tumblr Became Popular for Being ObsoleteAccording to Tumblr’s C.E.O., Jeff D’Onofrio, nearly half of the platform’s active users and sixty-one per cent of its new ones are Generation Z.Photograph by Ilya S. Savenok / AWXII / GettyIn 2013, when Jennifer Forward-Hayter was fourteen, she would log onto the social network Tumblr from...

Pardon the Palindromes (Please)

Blitt’s KvetchbookPardon the Palindromes (Please)Buy New Yorker Cartoons »

The Latinx Community and COVID-Disinformation Campaigns

Daily CommentThe Latinx Community and COVID-Disinformation CampaignsA nurse distributes Spanish-language information about the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in Coachella, California.Photograph by Bing Guan / Bloomberg / GettyAre Spanish-speaking people in America more gullible than the rest of the country? A recent story from Univision, the...

A Motherhood Time Warp

Culture DeskA Motherhood Time Warp

A Celebration of Miklós Jancsó’s Challenging Political Cinema

The Front RowA Celebration of Miklós Jancsó’s Challenging Political CinemaWith his pointillistic vision of microhistory, Jancsó decontextualized historical events and turned them into abstract symbols.Photograph by Ferenc Isza / AFP / GettyA new retrospective of six films by the late Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó is a small step toward resetting...

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