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RT @vauhinivara: Robots upended manufacturing. Are the service professions next?
Fifty years after his political début, Reagan remains a “monomaniacal obsession” for Republicans, @JeffShesol writes:
Michael Lemonick on the Antares explosion and the inevitable risks of space travel:
“Baseball’s absolute unpredictability makes amateurs of us all.” Roger Angell on the #WorldSeries:
Michael Lemonick on the Anartes explosion and the inevitable risks of space travel:
MT @talkofthetown: In preparation for Game 7 tonight, read @reeveswiedeman on the @Royals human good-luck charm.
In memory of Galway Kinnell, a look at his 2012 poem “Astonishment”
KC's own @JoyceDiDonato will sing the national anthem at tonight's World Series game. My @NewYorker profile of her:…
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.@tnyfrontrow on why Godard’s new film is “unlike any major 3-D movie”
.@JohnCassidy: If any Democrat is likely to emerge from the midterms as a big winner, it’s @SenWarren
I wish the World Series was best of 9, just so I could have more Roger Angell posts.
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“He leaves the game at the age of sixty-five, the oldest player in league history.” Imagining @KingJames’s legacy:
How Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon—and why he probably won’t make the same risky move in New York:
MT @elements: On the second anniversary of Sandy, we revisit Ian Frazier’s story about the hurricane & its aftermath
Slide Show: Ute Mahler’s portraits of life in East Germany
Could Tom Steyer’s environmental ad campaign swing the Senate? @ElizKolbert considers:
Video: Two years after Hurricane Sandy, New York has begun a “managed retreat” from some vulnerable, low-lying areas
ɉlite Meat: @danagoodyear on a food entrepreneur who offers a delicious—but pricey—solution for guilty pleasures:
“The skulls we’re decorating are sugar skulls.” Reassuring parents about a Day of the Dead celebration, in @tnyshouts
“The brute fact is that most mergers don’t work.” James Surowiecki makes a case for corporate divorce:
“One of the charms of the original was that it had just a touch of amateurism about it.” A review of “On the Town”
The new voter-identification law is a depressing spectacle, but not a hopeless one, @JeffreyToobin writes:
An Investor Confronts the Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone
Physicists have known about cosmic rays since the nineteen-thirties. Still, their source remains a mystery:
Despite the success of secret menus, some fast-food chains insist on maintaining the air of hiddenness:
Six thousand pounds of broccoli, a metric ton of lobster, and hundreds of chefs. Photos of cruise cuisine:
In the magazine this week, John Lanchester reflects on how foodism has gotten out of hand:
.@BorowitzReport: A poll shows that the proxy candidates of billionaires are likely to win 98% of next week’s races
Read our analysis and commentary on the 2014 midterms and the battle for Congress:
Picture Desk: Jerry McMillan’s portrait of Ed Ruscha
“Trust me: babies are the worst.” An excerpt from @meganamram’s forthcoming book:
Why Dilma Rousseff’s victory in Brazil has significant implications for the world’s financial markets:
“I’m behind on my issues of @TheEconomist ... Could I have a few days off to catch up?” Secret Fantasies of Adults:
.@bengreenman on what it’s like to collaborate on a memoir with George Clinton:
Ahead of tonight’s game, read @reeveswiedeman’s story on the @Royals’ good-luck charm:
.@tnyCloseRead on Christie and Cuomo, the Ebola kings:
.@sfj on the new Bob Dylan box set: “Better to approach it as a toolbox than as a serial listening experience.”
The married musicians @belafleckbanjo & @abigailwashburn make their first New York City appearance together tomorrow:
Video: At this year's #NYerFest, Stephen Sondheim revealed exclusive details about a new musical
As a teen in 1945, Robert Gottlieb was blown away by the Broadway hit “On the Town.” His thoughts on the new version:
Will the @Royals Get Yosted in Game Six?
“Change the beat & the instruments around the voice, & her songs could work anywhere.” –@sfj on Taylor Swift, in 2008
“Instituting a travel ban makes no scientific sense whatsoever—the voters love that.” Today’s daily cartoon:
In North Carolina, a Campaign Ad Invokes the Death of Trayvon Martin
.@BorowitzReport: A new poll indicates that billionaires are likely to retain control of the United States government
This week, @JamesPomerantz photographs foods from A-Z on @tnyphotobooth’s Instagram feed. Share yours with #TNYeats.
“It’s a depressing spectacle, but not a hopeless one.” @JeffreyToobin on the Wisconsin and Texas voter-I.D. rulings: