Award-Winning Political Satire, Cartoons, and More: The New Yorker
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Sara Lautman and Rebecca Caplan humorously illustrate the best floats at the straight-pride parade, including Women Who Have Always Dreamed of Getting Married At Disney World, Guys Who Scream At Their Girlfriends In Various Chain Restaurants, and more.
Elizabeth Kolbert writes about James Hansen, who warned a Senate committee thirty years ago about the dangers of climate change, and continues to do so today.
Troy Patterson reviews the new Kevin Costner show “Yellowstone,” about a wealthy ranching family holding onto power in Montana.
Masha Gessen writes that the Trump Administration’s family-separation policy at the border is the victory of faceless bureaucracy.
David Remnick writes about Bruce Springsteen’s heartfelt statement, in the middle of a performance of his Broadway show, about the scenes at the Texas-Mexico border.
Danny Shanahan’s Daily Cartoon shows “Christina’s World Cup.”
Dylan Kerr reviews “Shark Drunk,” by the Norwegian writer Morten Strøksnes, who weaves historical and scientific writing into his account of his joint venture, with a friend, to capture a Greenland shark.
Ginny Hogan writes a humorous guide for explaining to your friends that you met your new partner in real life, and not online.
Jelani Cobb on the significance of June 19th, the day when nearly two hundred thousand enslaved people in Texas were finally emancipated, in 1865, and how the Trump Administration’s policy of separating families has deep roots in American history.
Brian Phillips writes about Russia’s victory over Egypt in the second first-round match of the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament.
Richard Brody reviews the new Pixar film “Incredibles 2,” directed by Brad Bird, which he argues promotes “superhero essentialism.”
Clint Smith writes about the 2018 FIFA World Cup match in which Senegal defeated Poland, and about the celebratory feeling of the win happening on Juneteenth.
Alexandra Schwartz interviews an attorney at the Florence Immigrants and Refugee Rights Project, a nonprofit that provides free legal services to immigrants who have been detained in Arizona.
Hannah Goldfield reviews the culinary offerings at New York City movie theatres.
Daniel Kibblesmith writes and Jeremy Nguyen illustrates a guide to the new old wives’ tales for a new generation of New Yorkers.
David Remnick on the apparent indifference of President Donald Trump to the plight of thousands of migrant children who, under the President’s instructions, are being separated from their parents when they attempt to cross into the United States illegally.
In Brendan Loper’s Daily Cartoon, Donald Trump tells the public where to look for immigrant children.
Jonathan Blitzer writes about a migrant woman who has been separated from her five-year-old son for six weeks.
Troy Patterson reviews “The Bold Type,” a Freeform series about millennials who work at a Cosmopolitan-like women’s magazine, staring Meghann Fahy, Katie Stevens, and Aisha Dee.
Doreen St. Félix writes about the music video for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “Apeshit,” from their new joint album, “Everything Is Love.”
Eric Lach reports from Tornillo, Texas, where a new tent camp holds hundreds of migrant children.
Margaret Talbot recommends the country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn’s delightfully astringent ode to birth control, “The Pill,” which she released in 1975.
Sara Joe Wolansky presents a video that explores the history of Detroit and the changes afoot in a city that went from a hub of American modernity to a symbol of postindustrial blight.
James Folta writes humorous midflight horoscopes for every astrological sign, from Aquarius to Capricorn.
Deborah Treisman hosts Gary Shteyngart on the Writer’s Voice podcast to read his story “The Luck of Kokura,” from the June 25, 2018, issue of The New Yorker.
Adam Entous writes about the secret letters signed by four U.S. Presidents, including Donald Trump and Barack Obama, agreeing not to pressure Israel to give up its nuclear weapons.
Alan Burdick writes about the World Cup match between Tunisia and England, a vibrant if inexperienced side led by its striker and captain, Harry Kane.
Jeffrey Toobin writes about the Supreme Court case Gill v. Whitford, which dealt with gerrymandering, and the role of Justice Anthony Kennedy in the decision.
Clint Smith writes about the experience of watching the World Cup match between Belgium and Panama at a Panamanian restaurant in Washington, D.C., where the crowd remained proud even after Panama’s 3-0 loss to Belgium.
John Cassidy writes about Laura Bush’s condemnation of the Trump Administration’s decision to separate migrant families who have been detained at the southern border.
Andrea K. Scott on “History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift,” an exhibition of black Southern art at the Met.
George Packer on Donald Trump and the new world order.
Jane Mayer talks to David Remnick about Charles and David Koch, the wealthy conservative political donors who are said to run a political machine bigger than the Republican Party, and who don’t like the President getting into trade wars.
Alan Burdick writes about loot boxes, the controversial in-game purchases in video games that many researchers have likened to gambling.
Troy Patterson writes on the four-part Showtime documentary “The Fourth Estate,” which is less a documentary about the New York Times than a document of the struggle to report on President Donald Trump.
Drew Dernavich humorously illustrates the worst pool toys of 2018, including “Mad Max: Fury Raft,” Scott Pruitt’s intentionally leaky personal oil rig, and more.
Masha Gessen writes about a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service task force that is built on the premise that the United States is under attack by malevolent immigrants.
Ellis Rosen’s Daily Cartoon introduces the Trump Holy Bible.
Anthony Lane reviews Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” which is a sequel that struggles to match the greatness of the original.
Jonathan Blitzer writes about the federal agencies that are failing to reunite children and parents who have been separated by the Trump Administration’s immigration policies.
Alexandra Schwartz reviews “Educated,” a memoir by Tara Westover, about her decision to leave home and get a formal education, which amounted to a rebellion against her Mormon parents’ paranoid survivalist world view.
Françoise Mouly talks to the illustrator Harry Bliss about “City Living,” his cover for the June 25, 2018, issue of The New Yorker.
Vinson Cunningham on how the star of “First Take” became ESPN’s most recognizable face.
New cartoons from the magazine.
“Half Gods,” “Unworthy,” “Rome,” and “The China Mission.”
Emily Nussbaum reviews Jennifer Fox’s HBO drama “The Tale,” which is about the inevitability and the uselessness of gaining perspective.
Cressida Leyshon talks to Gary Shteyngart about “The Luck of Kokura,” his short story from the June 25, 2018, issue of The New Yorker.
Fiction by Gary Shteyngart: “You execute one good trade, and people will listen to everything you say for the next five years.”
Sick of corruption and of Trump, voters embrace the maverick leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Jon Lee Anderson writes.
David Denby on the memoir that captures what it’s like being raised by a man with mythic successes and long-held secrets.