May Jeong on the peace process in Afghanistan, Anthony Heilbut on black America’s civil war over gay rights, Alice Gregory on the world of miniatures, a story by John Edgar Wideman, a resister’s guide to Trump, and more

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Amount New York City spends each year on air, bus, and train tickets to send homeless people out of town:

$500,000

The Laboratory of Neurophenomics described a possible blood test for suicide.“Suicide,” said the laboratory’s director, “is a big problem in psychiatry.”

Beijing set its air-quality target for 2017 at twice the amount deemed acceptable by the World Health Organization.

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Context — January 18, 2017, 1:54 pm

The Lords of Lambeau

On family, fate, and Packers football

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Inside the February Issue

May Jeong on the peace process in Afghanistan, Anthony Heilbut on black America’s civil war over gay rights, Alice Gregory on the world of miniatures, a story by John Edgar Wideman, a resister’s guide to Trump, and more

Weekly Review — January 17, 2017, 4:23 pm

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Trump denied a leaked and unverified report from a former British intelligence officer that claimed that the Russian government had secretly filmed Trump in a hotel room in Moscow with prostitutes whom he paid to urinate on one another while on a bed formerly slept in by current U.S. president Barack Obama; and it was reported that a man in Lebanon, New Hampshire, admitted to masturbating into a dirty diaper while watching child gymnastics in a church rectory school and then lighting an American flag on fire, which caused the church to go up in flames. Read more…

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“Pictures of Pens II” and “Pictures of Pencils II,” photographs by Sara Cwynar, whose work was on view last month at COOPER COLE, in Toronto. Courtesy the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto

Weekly Review — January 11, 2017, 2:58 pm

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A Brazilian priest was stabbed in the back of the neck by a man he was trying to embrace during a televised mass; a 48-year-old Catholic priest was accused of advertising 15 of his lovers on a wife-swapping site, organizing orgies in his home, and concealing pornographic home videos in cases labeled with the names of popes; and, in Vatican City, cardinals protested the opening of a McDonald’s. “It’s,” said a cardinal, “perverse.” Read more…

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“Untitled (Grapevine), 1992,” a photograph by Susan Lipper, whose work is on view this week at Higher Pictures, in New York City. Courtesy the artist and Higher Pictures, New York City

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