New from The New Yorker Radio Hour: Getting detained by ICE—on purpose.

Personal History

My Father’s Stack of Books

When he was a child, books were gifts. For his daughters, he made sure they were a given.

Our Columnists

How Did the F.A.A. Allow the Boeing 737 Max to Fly?

Boeing has delivered three hundred and seventy-six of these planes to airlines around the world. Since the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash, most of them have been grounded.

Culture Desk

Stepping Into the Unsettling World of Shen Yun

Does the ubiquitous dance troupe really present five thousand years of civilization reborn?

Letter from London

The Chaotic Triumph of Arron Banks, the “Bad Boy of Brexit”

The U.K. is in a panic over voters’ decision to withdraw from the E.U. But the pugnacious millionaire whose donations—and Trumpian scare tactics—helped sway Britons has no regrets.

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Page-Turner

W. S. Merwin in The New Yorker

Beginning in 1955, Merwin published more than two hundred works of poetry and prose in The New Yorker. They speak to the breadth and singularity of his monumental career.

The Current

In Iowa, See Beto Run

O’Rourke owes his national profile to the create-your-own-reality message of his Senate campaign, but he enters the Presidential race as something of a moderate, and certainly a conciliator.

The New Yorker Interview

Masha and Keith Gessen on Writing About Russia

The Gessen siblings often have differing views on their native country; at last year’s New Yorker Festival, in a rare joint public appearance, they interviewed each other.

Annals of Technology

When Violence Is Streamed Online

Social-media platforms were eager to embrace live streaming because it promised growth. Now scale has become a problem.

Shouts & Murmurs

Disturbing Digital Coincidences

I pointed at my mouth to indicate that I was hungry. My phone buzzed with a coupon from Grubhub.

Puzzles Dept.

The Weekly Crossword

HBO dramedy on which Solange Knowles served as music consultant: eight letters.

The Latest

Lore Segal Reads “Dandelion”

The author reads her story from the March 25, 2019, issue of the magazine.

12:00 A.M.

“The Infiltrators” Versus ICE

A new quasi-documentary reënacts a risky mission by two undocumented activists: infiltrating an ICE facility by getting themselves detained.

March 18, 2019

Last Exit to Brexit

The next two weeks will test how deeply a nation can immerse itself in self-delusion.

March 18, 2019

Bonus Daily Cartoon: Fitting

A custom suit for Paul Manafort.

March 18, 2019

Every Hairdresser I’ve Ever Had: A Comprehensive Review

From Mom (age four) to my roommate Laura (age nineteen) and beyond.

March 18, 2019
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A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

From a twenty-nine-dollar cup of coffee to competitions for roasting beans and tasting notes of flavor, specialty-coffee culture is attracting coffee lovers and hard-core connoisseurs.

Daily Cartoon

“If only a twentysomething mega-celebrity/style icon/trailblazing entrepreneur/regular person just like us would weigh in about our country’s current ideological crisis in a caption beneath a sexy yet tasteful selfie, then we would know how to feel about it all!”

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A Counterculture Portraitist’s Chronicle of New York’s Youth

Ethan James Green’s subjects are emissaries from a generation that has bushwhacked new expanses of gender expression.

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Tables for Two

Marlow & Sons’ Quiet Evolution

Fifteen years after opening, the restaurant has transitioned to “Japanese-American farm food,” infusing new life into the place without sacrificing too much nostalgia.

A Critic at Large

Affect Theory and the New Age of Anxiety

How Lauren Berlant’s cultural criticism predicted the Trumping of politics.

Shine on

Good Morning, Moon

Scientists plan to replace the street lights in Chengdu—more than fifteen times the size of N.Y.C.—with an artificial moon. Could it work here?

Fiction

“Dandelion”

“You know you have reached the top of the mountain when you are looking at a new world, the existence of which, a moment ago, you could not have suspected.”

Our Columnists

It’s Time to Confront the Threat of Right-Wing Terrorism

As the attack in New Zealand has shown, we are now faced, around the world, with the rise of a hateful ideology that targets minorities, glorifies violence, and thrives on social media.

Why Pelosi Said, of Impeaching Trump, “He’s Just Not Worth It”

The House Speaker effectively diminishes the President by suggesting he is not so historically powerful that only impeachment can stop him.

Explaining the College-Admissions Scandal

For the socially and economically hopeful, I would explain, raising a child in America is an eighteen-year process of investing in the admissions system.

Is America Becoming Trump’s Banana Republic?

Although he acts like an all-powerful strongman, Trump could make himself the first President in decades to leave the office with less power than it had when he entered.

Beto O’Rourke Rocked by High-School-Mixtape Scandal

“In my youth, I put a song on a mixtape that I deeply regret adding,” O’Rourke said. “REO Speedwagon does not represent who I am.”

“Apollo 11,” a Found-Footage Film with No Sense of Discovery

The style of the film, which tells the story of the Apollo 11 moon landing, is borrowed from conventional and unexceptional documentaries. The effect renders a wondrous event banal.

Podcasts

Getting Detained by ICE—on Purpose

Two undocumented activists infiltrate a detention facility to confront the immigration system from inside.

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