The Printed Word in Peril·

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The age of Homo virtualis is upon us
Photograph (detail) by Ellen Cantor from her Prior Pleasures series © The artist. Courtesy dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, California

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Among Britain’s Anti-Semites·

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The Labour Party’s Moral Dilemma
A protest against anti-Semitism in the Labour Party in Parliament Square, London, March 26, 2018 (detail) © Yui Mok/PA Images/Getty Images

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Nothing but Gifts·

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Finding a home in a world gone awry
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Border agents are expanding their reach into the country’s interior
Checkpoint on I-35 near Encinal, Texas (detail) © Gabriella Demczuk

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Number of toilet seats at the EU Parliament building in Brussels that a TV station had tested for cocaine:

46

Happiness creates a signature smell in human sweat that can induce happiness in those who smell it.

Trump struggles to pronounce “anonymous”; a Sackler stands to profit from a new drug to treat opioid addiction; housing development workers in the Bronx are accused of having orgies on the clock

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Art, Monday Gallery — September 17, 2018, 4:15 pm

Rascals, a painting by Julia Rommel, whose work is on view this week at Tanya Leighton Gallery, in Berlin.
 
Courtesy the artist and Bureau, New York City

Podcast — September 13, 2018, 4:05 pm

They Told Us Not to Say This

A reading of Jenn Alandy Trahan’s short story from the September issue “They Told Us Not to Say This,” and interview with the author

Editor's Note — September 13, 2018, 11:00 am

Inside the October 2018 Issue

The printed word in peril; poems by Ben Lerner; among Britain’s anti-Semites 

Browsings — September 12, 2018, 5:44 pm

“Open Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee”

Just as the framers of the Constitution had no way of conceiving of a gun like the AR-15, it’s also unlikely they could’ve imagined that the average American lifespan would become so long—or that nominating Supreme Court justices would become so coveted an opportunity by the executive branch. Even when Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement was merely hypothetical, the White House had publicly named Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh a possible replacement. Given his response to a question about a particular Supreme Court decision in the January-February 1999 issue of Washington Lawyer, it’s easy to see why he would be of interest …

Weekly Review — September 11, 2018, 11:21 am

Weekly Review

Trump struggles to pronounce “anonymous”; a Sackler stands to profit from a new drug to treat opioid addiction; housing development workers in the Bronx are accused of having orgies on the clock

Perspective — September 10, 2018, 11:43 am

In My House

Read ’em and weep: how ballroom went from the underground to the mainstream

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“Nowadays, most states let just about anybody who wants a concealed-handgun permit have one; in seventeen states, you don’t even have to be a resident. Nobody knows exactly how many Americans carry guns, because not all states release their numbers, and even if they did, not all permit holders carry all the time. But it’s safe to assume that as many as 6 million Americans are walking around with firearms under their clothes.”

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