“Something we’ve done on other planets to facilitate extinction is install an impulsive imbecile as the leader of a country with advanced military technology, so imagine our surprise when we saw your current state of political leadership.” nyer.cm/RpAwqVU
For the pyschotherapist Esther Perel, love is "an active engagement with all kinds of feelings—positive ones and primitive ones and loathsome ones. And it’s often surprising how it can kind of ebb and flow."nyer.cm/mt0HQf5
“There is certainly no evidence that boys have less capacity for empathy at birth than girls do, so that is learned behavior about what it means to be masculine.” An interview with @peggyorenstein. nyer.cm/fd6mvHL
The discoveries beneath the centuries-old cemetery St. James’s Gardens reveal the preoccupations and concerns of Londoners of the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian eras, in life and in death. nyer.cm/ZuVk0OC
Overdose-homicide prosecutions occasionally catch career criminals, but some believe they promote a grotesque misreading of the complexity of addiction—and equate poor judgment with murder. nyer.cm/XDX2y4h
Under Stand Your Ground, it is legal to use lethal force to defend oneself against perceived threats. So why is Brittany Smith facing murder charges for killing her rapist, in her home, as he attacked her brother? nyer.cm/k32mA6H
Exarchia is a graffiti-bedecked anarchist stronghold, home to squats, cafés, bookstores, and social centers, and an oasis for immigrants without papers—which Greece’s right-wing leadership has promised to subdue. nyer.cm/gg1dYpP
Wes Anderson’s upcoming movie, “The French Dispatch,” is about a fictional weekly magazine that looks an awful lot like—and was, in fact, inspired by—The New Yorker. See exclusive photos from the film. nyer.cm/sboaUMH
"It’s hard not to notice that authoritarian governments have managed to take technology and use it in frighteningly effective fashion," Gish Jen says. Listen here, as the author discusses her new dystopian novel.
It is possible that British farming, which has revenues of around nine billion pounds a year, is currently worthless, once you take away its subsidies, and the damage that it causes to the country’s waterways and wildlife. nyer.cm/NaGAZbA
Three weeks ago, @andrewmarantz visited the offices of Acronym, the tech consultancy behind the disastrous Iowa-caucus app. Its C.E.O., he writes, seems like "a starry-eyed techno-utopian." nyer.cm/hmJhRll
In overdose-homicide cases, many defendants need the same mental-health and addiction treatments that survivors of an overdose often receive. So why are they being prosecuted as killers? nyer.cm/EJewDm2
Mayor Muriel Bowser says she is “certainly aware of a lot of allegations” about disparaging comments Michael Bloomberg has made about women, but that “they don’t directly impact my thoughts that Mike is going to be a good President.” nyer.cm/5B3oNzm
An estimated 2,000 or 3,000 women and children with western European citizenship are currently thought to be at the mercy of overwhelmed justice systems and resettlement camps, struggling to cope with the aftermath of the Islamic State. nyer.cm/eVStYwL
.@IChotiner asks the mayor of Washington, D.C., who recently endorsed Michael Bloomberg, whether she is concerned about the cost to democracy of someone winning an election by spending hundreds of millions of dollars. nyer.cm/kTRwKcD
New Interview: I talked to Washington D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser, one of Michael Bloomberg’s highest-profile supporters, about why she is backing his candidacy, his past support for stop-and-frisk, and what she thinks about his comments about women. newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/w…
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