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In magic circles, @ApolloRobbins is regarded as a kind of legend. Read a #TNYarchive Profile of the pickpocket:
“The romance of space travel got hold of me.” Tom Hanks discusses his short story in this week’s issue:
On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Richard Preston clears up misconceptions about the current Ebola outbreak:
.@vauhinivara on the rehabilitation of California’s ballot measure:
MT @DavidGrann: Essential read: Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone, reports on scientific race to contain Ebola
Don’t fall for it: #Banksy is still anonymous. Revisit @laurenzcollins’s story on the invisible man of graffiti art
At @PublicTheaterNY, Sterling K. Brown plays a slave fighting in the Confederate Army for his freedom: @goingson
.@BobEckstein shares drawings and stories inspired by bookstores around New York City:
Listen to @jelani9’s Comment about why our government doesn’t look like the people it’s supposed to represent:
Today’s daily cartoon by David Sipress:
In 2009, photographer Thomas Sauvin discovered a trove of anonymous negatives in a recycling plant outside Beijing:
.@sbrickman on a @Columbia design challenge to develop low-cost technology-driven solutions to Ebola:
A look at this week’s cover, “Fun and Games in Congress,” by Mark Ulriksen:
Read a début work of fiction by Tom Hanks, in this week’s issue:
MT @JeffreyToobin: My interview with @BarackObama (& @SenatorReid) re #scotus, judges, and the Constitution.
In this week’s issue, Richard Preston looks at how genomics research can help contain the Ebola outbreak:
This week, we’re sharing classic #TNYarchive stories about filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, Mira Nair, and more
A look at photographs from @moises_saman’s project “Discordia: The Arab Spring”
A conversation with S. E. Hinton, the woman who “almost single-handedly brought the Y.A. genre into being”
Podcast: Dexter Filkins, Steve Coll, @wrightr, and @jonleeanderson on their experiences covering the Middle East
Was Beethoven too great for the good of music? Alex Ross on the composer’s profound influence:
What happens when Patricia Marx brings an emotional-support snake into a Chanel boutique and a turtle to the Frick:
In Comment, @jelani9 explains why our government doesn’t look like the people it’s supposed to represent:
Why have copyright protections grown and grown? Louis Menand on what the intellectual-property battles really mean:
Six pieces from #TNYarchive about directors and the craft of filmmaking:
“I have also volunteered as a tutor, helping public-school children learn to lie about it.” College-Application Essay
Eleven Posts You May Have Missed This Week
In a #TNYarchive story, Alice Waters explains her culinary philosophy to Adam Gopnik:
Video: Staten Island residents describe their experiences with a post-Sandy buyout program
Slide Show: Responding to the Ebola Crisis
Can an animated psychotherapist successfully treat insomnia?
Weekend Reading: God’s Snakes, Improbable Survival Stories, and More
On this month’s poetry podcast, James Richardson reads and discusses “A Single Autumn,” by W. S. Merwin:
In Comment this week, @jelani9 examines why there remains a widespread demographic imbalance in American politics:
“Even more despised than the Brunch People are the vegetarians.” @Bourdain spills some trade secrets: #TNYarchive
"Do you really think the problem is that the country’s too small?" Sayed Kashua asks Etgar Keret:
From #TNYarchive, one of John Colapinto’s favorites: “The Fun Stuff,” by James Wood:
Progressive critics of video games are facing threats of violence. @SimonParkin on #Gamergate:
A new East Village bar is inspired by the teetotalling horror writer H.P. Lovecraft: @goingson
Video: Two years after Hurricane Sandy, Staten Islanders face a dilemma: Should they stay or should they go?
David Denby calls “Fury” “a kind of war horror film, which is, of course, what good combat films should be”
Copywrong: What the intellectual-property battles really mean
.@jonleeanderson reports on a last defense against genocide in the Central African Republic:
For the past several years, filmmaker Laura Poitras has had a closeup view of Edward Snowden:
The video for Pharrell’s “It Girl” comes from a controversial subculture of Japanese animation:
Wendy Whelan gives her last performance with @nycballet tonight. A reflection on the dancer’s career:
Reflexive bitchiness, ambition, and awful hangovers: On Anthony Powell’s high bohemia
Kelefa Sanneh watches boxers @ChrisAlgieri and @MannyPacquiao eat steaks: a matchup of dry and gray vs. medium rare
With Matisse's best work, Peter Schjeldahl writes, “enjoyment sputters into awe.” On a @MuseumModernArt exhibition:
Would you give away your personal data for a cookie? An artist discovered that plenty of people would: