Award-Winning Political Satire, Cartoons, and More: The New Yorker
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Jeremy Nguyen’s Daily Cartoon shows the audience response to “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Emily Lordi on Aretha Franklin’s March, 1971, performance of her son “Dr. Feelgood,” at Fillmore West in San Francisco.
Amanda Petrusich remembers the soul singer Aretha Franklin, who died on Thursday.
David Remnick writes on Aretha Franklin’s musical brilliance, and shares his favorite online videos of her performances.
John Cassidy writes about how primary elections held across the country have confirmed that the Republican Party is now completely under Trump’s control.
Meg Mason offers a humorous list of gift ideas for the writer in your life.
Cora Frazier’s flash-fiction story recalls earlier days in a woman’s life.
Fariba Nawa writes that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Donald Trump have recently been exchanging barbs—and economic sanctions—over an evangelical missionary imprisoned in Turkey, further devastating the Turkish economy.
Emily Witt writes on Ilhan Omar, whose Democratic-primary victory in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District makes her likely to become the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women in Congress.
David Remnick on President Trump’s assault on the press and reporters as enemies of the people.
Doreen St. Félix writes about Omarosa Manigault Newman and her memoir, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.”
Amanda Petrusich writes on Joseph Spence, the Bahamian guitarist, and the recordings of his playing made by the folklorists Samuel Charters and Ann Danberg, for Folkways Records, in 1958.
Troy Patterson reviews “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” creator Matt Groening’s new Netflix series, “Disenchantment,” which features the voices of Abbi Jacobson, John DiMaggio, Eric Andre, and Nat Faxon.
Jeremy Nguyen and Chris Kozminski illustrate a satirical list of soothing ASMR sounds and videos for the resistance.
Joan Acocella writes about Mark Morris Dance Group’s new show “The Trout,” which premièred at the Mostly Mozart Festival.
Avi Steinberg’s Daily Cartoon prepares to start a meeting in the Trump White House.
Dan Kaufman writes about Tony Evers’s win in the Wisconsin gubernatorial primary, and his challenge to Scott Walker in November.
Julia Edelman and Jason Adam Katzenstein write a humorous list of emotional-support advice from Apple’s Genius Bar.
Ottessa Moshfegh writes about a frightening experience she had while travelling in Xinjiang, in northwestern China.
Masha Gessen writes on Russian indifference to two political prisoners who are near death: Oleg Sentsov, a forty-two-year-old Ukrainian writer and film director, and Anna Pavlikova, an eighteen-year-old accused of plotting to overthrow Putin’s government.
Susan Glasser writes about the significance of Donald Trump tweeting that Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a former Trump adviser and the author of the White House memoir “Unhinged,” is a “dog.”
In a humor piece, Jessica Olien illustrates a more adult-oriented take on the fast-fashion brand Forever 21.
Katy Waldman writes on “Orchid and the Wasp,” a début novel by Caoilinn Hughes, cited as this year’s “Conversations with Friends.”
In Lars Kenseth’s Daily Cartoon, the founding fathers try a new writing style.
Sachi Ezura writes a humorous guide for women looking to negotiate for a raise or a higher starting salary at a job.
Emily Nussbaum reviews Terence Nance’s series, which examines black male vulnerability through experimental lenses and is liberated and raw, eager to jump between the ugly and the beautiful.
Deborah Treisman hosts the author Callan Wink, who reads his short story “A Refugee Crisis,” from the August 20, 2018, issue of the magazine.
John Cassidy on why the firing of the F.B.I. agent Peter Strzok, who led investigations of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and connections between Donald Trump and Russia, sets a disturbing precedent.
David Turner on Drake’s second viral dance breakthrough this year, with his single “In My Feelings,” and the virality rappers have gained through their dance challenges on social media.
Steve Coll reports on Alex Jones, hate-mongering, and social-media neutrality.
Doreen St. Félix writes about the power of the white voice as deployed by black characters in Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” and Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”
David Remnick interviews the author Lee Child, who discusses the prospect of retiring his hero, the modern-day cowboy, all-American tough guy, and publishing phenomenon Jack Reacher.
Jiayang Fan writes about the film “Crazy Rich Asians,” directed by Jon M. Chu, starring Henry Golding and Constance Wu, and based on the book by Kevin Kwan.
George Packer writes about reading the fiction of V. S. Naipaul, specifically his novel “A Bend in the River,” which is set in Central Africa, while working for the Peace Corps in Togo in the early eighties.
Cerise Zelenetz illustrates a series of humorous tales of sunburns.
John Cassidy on Tiger Woods’s performance at the P.G.A. Championship at Bellerive Country Club, in St. Louis, and his loss to Brooks Koepka.
Jason Adam Katzenstein’s Daily Cartoon shows the President receiving an unexpected gift.
Andy Borowitz jokes that President Trump described his former colleague Omarosa Manigault as “a lying lowlife from a reality show” undeserving of a place in the White House.
“Aroused,” “Two Sisters,” “Early Work,” and “History of Violence.”
Cressida Leyshon talks to the author Callan Wink about “A Refugee Crisis,” his short story from the August 20, 2018, issue of The New Yorker.
Poetry by Derek Mahon: “What can we use / for wisdom but these fierce realities?”
Joshua Yaffa on the hedge-fund manager who has offered a fable for why the West should confront Putin.
The rapper and actress Nora Lum appears in two summer blockbusters, but she still feels like a scrappy hustler from Queens.
Alex Ross on the directors confronting the composer’s anti-Semitism and giving his work a feminist spin.
Sketchbook by Roz Chast: Swim at your own risk.
His life shows that right-wing politics needn’t bend toward absolutism, Adam Gopnik writes.
At the outdoor museum, the director and the young star of “Madeline’s Madeline” try not to touch the art.
Nicholas Schmidle writes about the ace pilot risking his life to fulfill Richard Branson’s billion-dollar quest to make commercial space travel a reality.
Shouts & Murmurs by Ian Frazier: “Do I need visual aids? Must I dress up as an eigenvector? Must I bake relational-database cupcakes?”
Letters respond to Nathan Heller’s Personal History of San Francisco and Elisabeth Zerofsky’s article about the Polish government.