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Cartoon Caption Contest
on September 16, 2019 at 4:00 am
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Publishing a Book, by the Numbers
by Michelle Rial on September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am
Michelle Rial illustrates a series of humorous pie charts that break down the aspects of publishing a book by percentages.
Sunday Reading: The World of Malcolm Gladwell
by The New Yorker on September 15, 2019 at 9:00 am
From The New Yorker’s archive, a selection of pieces by Malcolm Gladwell on cultural trends, Steve Jobs and Apple, Enron and corporate culture, physical geniuses, school shootings, and racial profiling.
“I Was Never Really the Ingénue”: An Interview with Judith Light
by Rachel Syme on September 15, 2019 at 9:00 am
Rachel Syme interviews the actor Judith Light—a star of ”One Life to Live,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” and “Transparent”—about her long career navigating the word of show business.
Ken Burns’s Delightful “Country Music” Gets the Big Things Mostly Right
by David Cantwell on September 15, 2019 at 9:00 am
David Cantwell reviews the new Ken Burns documentary series “Country Music,” which features such luminaries as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Little Jimmy Dickens, and more, and will be premièring on PBS.
The Democrats’ Trust Exercise
by Amy Davidson Sorkin on September 15, 2019 at 9:00 am
Last week’s debate was largely about how radical, or just how ambitious, the Party and its candidates are prepared to be, Amy Davidson Sorkin writes.
Eddie Money’s “Take Me Home Tonight,” a Perfect Earworm with a Rich Pop History
by Ian Crouch on September 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Ian Crouch writes about the hit song “Take Me Home Tonight,” by Eddie Money, who died on Friday, at the age of seventy.
The Power of Imagining Ten Thousand Dollars
by Ellis Rosen on September 14, 2019 at 11:00 am
Ellis Rosen writes a humorous, self-help-book-style take on the power of financial self-actualization.
Review: “Hustlers” Is a Lurid Crime Story with No Edge
by Richard Brody on September 13, 2019 at 11:01 pm
Richard Brody reviews “Hustlers,” directed by Lorene Scafaria and starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, and Lily Reinhart.
Democratic Debate Night with Steve Bullock, the Last Governor in the Presidential Race
by Eren Orbey on September 13, 2019 at 8:53 pm
Eren Orbey writes about the governor of Montana, Steve Bullock, whose Presidential bid is centered on a pledge to reform campaign finance, and his observations, from a gastropub in Des Moines, about the Democratic debate.