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Kirkus Reviews and the Plight of the “Problematic” Book Review

Nathan Heller on the reaction to Kirkus Reviews’ decision to revise its review of the young-adult book “American Heart,” by Laura Moriarty.

Trump Says He Is Only President in History with Courage to Stand Up to War Widows

Andy Borowitz jokes that Donald Trump boasted about being the only President in U.S. history to stand up to war widows.

Picturing Egypt’s Next President

Egypt’s artists must work creatively and within very narrow limits of speech as they depict the next President.

Limits of Power

Jia Tolentino writes about Harvey Weinstein and the limits of powerful men in “Limits of Power.”

What Julio Cortázar Might Teach Us About Teaching Writing

Pasha Malla examines the work of the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar in considering different approaches to teaching creative-writing courses.

Action Bronson’s Expansive Appetites

The rapper and gourmand’s TV shows, on Viceland, are a corrective to the self-seriousness of foodie culture.

“Springsteen on Broadway”: Legends from a Life Story

As the rock icon sang, it became clear that the show allowed him to understand not only himself but what goes into the making of a self. 

Infrasound Opera

In her experimental music-theatre piece, Ashley Fure plays sounds too low for the audience to hear, but they register their presence all the same.

Chelsea Manning on Life After Prison, Plus Riz Ahmed

Her leak of government documents put WikiLeaks back in the headlines, but Chelsea Manning would rather put the past behind her. And Riz Ahmed discusses dance music, acting, and activism.

A Fire-Devastated Northern California Takes Care of Its Own

People often expect disasters to be populated by distinct groups of victims and rescuers, but in reality they’re often the same people, Rebecca Solnit writes.

This Could Be Your Next Job!

Ellis Weiner writes a satirical, jargon-laden job listing for Interface Portal Modalities, a “neutral ecosystem and trans-platform facilitator.”

What to Stream This Weekend: Five Films About the Delusions and Decadence of Hollywood

Richard Brody picks five films to stream online, including “Hollywood Shuffle”, “Knight of Cups,” “Los Angeles Plays Itself,” “Two Weeks in Another Town,” and “Contempt.”

Ivanka Trump’s Journey Through American Youth Subcultures

Emily Flake draws humorous depictions of Ivanka Trump trying out different subcultures, including as a goth, a riot grrl, a juggalo, and more.

Bringing the Yankees Home?

Roger Angell previews Game Six of the A.L.C.S. as the Yankees face the Astros in Houston in the hopes of meeting the Dodgers in the World Series.

What Democrats Are Fighting About in California

Benjamin Wallace-Wells writes about Kevin de León’s primary challenge to Senator Dianne Feinstein in California.

John Kelly and the Language of the Military Coup

Masha Gessen on how John Kelly’s White House press briefing served as a preview of what a military coup in the U.S. would look like.

Inside the Minds of Very Good Dogs

Jia Tolentino discusses Eileen Myles’s “Afterglow” and Gregory Berns’s “What It’s Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience,” two new books that contemplate the canine mind.

Daily Cartoon: Friday, October 20th

In Brendan Loper’s Daily Cartoon, the Secret Service attempts to protect the President from himself.

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