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.@BorowitzReport: Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Quarantining Wolf Blitzer
“Each time I write ... it’s like jumping into an icy lake.” A #TNYarchive Profile of Susan Sontag:
Why has the contemporary experience of climate change proven hard to write about?
“Mistakes are whom makes us what we are.” How to write a sentence, in @tnyshouts:
Anton Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony is his “awesomest and most sweeping,” @anthonylydgate writes:
“People socialized on roller skates; they exercised on Rollerblades.” Matthew Thomas reflects on his childhood:
“I think Alan Bean should be a household name.” Tom Hanks discusses his short story in this week’s issue:
In NYC this weekend? Download our new @goingson app, which features audio tours and excursions with staff writers:
In the upcoming issue, @alexrossmusic reviews the heartbreaking “The Death of Klinghoffer,” at the @MetOpera:
Today's end-of-the-world novels, TV shows, and movies bear the imprint of a 1959 sci-fi classic: @pageturner
In his new movie, Volker Schlöndorff “makes a case that diplomacy can solve the most intricately knotted problems”
“Those of us fearless about gripping handrails might now think twice.” @NickPaumgarten on Ebola in New York:
Movie of the Week: @tnyfrontrow discusses Robert Siodmak’s 1944 film noir “Phantom Lady”
A design challenge at @Columbia invites students to develop low-cost tech-driven solutions to Ebola:
At the bar Crimson & Rye, expect “more variations on the blue oxford than previously seen outside of Gatsby’s closet”
Research shows that we’ll pay a premium for products with ancient grains—even when they’re not necessarily healthier:
RT @tnynewsdesk: “No one wore homemade hazmat gear.” @jaycaspiankang takes the L train on the morning after Ebola
“The mention of Ebola has the effect of a shark fin seen at the beach,” @NickPaumgarten writes:
Video: At #NYerFest, Bill Hader talked about coming up with the Kanye West fish-sticks episode on @SouthPark
“If you’re not tired after seeing the show, you weren’t trying.” Peter Schjeldahl on cubism at the @metmuseum:
.@JohnCassidy on Scott Brown and the Democrats’ Obama problem:
Today’s daily cartoon by David Sipress. For more:
Will Canada respond to terror like Canada or like the US? Smart piece by @jeremy_keehn.
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Political Scene Podcast: @JeffreyToobin and @ThatAmelia discuss how Obama has reshaped the federal judiciary
“I am an, thankfully, expert of sentences. Read on and be disbelieving!” How to write a sentence, in @tnyshouts:
In this week’s issue, Richard Preston reports on the scientific race to contain Ebola:
“Maintaining eligibility is not the same thing as receiving an education.” @iancrouch on student athletes and @UNC:
George Packer joined Laura Poitras and her team during the making of “Citizenfour”
Stephen Harper and the Question of Canadian Security
Some twenty-five former Miss Subways winners gathered at Ellen’s Stardust Diner:
.@nicolatwilley talks to giant-pumpkin growers about the anxieties and absurdities of their all-consuming hobby:
Dan Chiasson on Claudia Rankine’s new poem: “It is an especially vital book for this moment in time.”
“‘Mad Men’ was beautiful, but when push came to shove was ‘Mad Men’ really that interesting?” Netflix, A Love Story:
Slide Show: The photographer An-My Lê captures America’s military presence in over twenty countries
Out Loud Podcast: Richard Preston clears up misconceptions about the current Ebola outbreak
“It’s a white elephant of a movie that conceals a mouse of timid wisdom.” @tnyfrontrow reviews “Birdman”
Hilton Als explains why the new stagings of “On the Town” and “The Fortress of Solitude” fall short:
“A Canticle for Leibowitz” has left a science-fiction legacy that still resonates today: @pageturner
Jane Kramer remembers Efua Dorkenoo, the Ghanaian feminist and “warrior-in-chief” in the battle against F.G.M.
.@BorowitzReport: U.N.C. Boosters Outraged That Some Athletes Took Real Classes
Happy birthday, Johnny Carson: A 1978 Profile of the legendary entertainer
RT @vauhinivara: 3 of last year's 10 most successful charities are funds from Fidelity, Vanguard, and Schwab.
“This is no meet-cute business; it's human nature, vivid and wild.” @katiabachko on “Kontakhof” at @BAM_Brooklyn:
“It was a drunken Saturday night when I got into bed with ‘Cheers.’” Netflix, A Love Story:
Dan Chiasson reviews Claudia Rankine’s @nationalbook Award-nominated poem about race in America:
Dropbox, Airbnb, and the Fight Over San Francisco’s Public Spaces
In her own writings, Leo Tolstoy’s wife offered a rebuttal of the views he set out in “The Kreutzer Sonata”
“If this had been a prize fight, the referee would have stood aside.” @JohnCassidy on the NY gubernatorial debate: