Annals of Education

Prep for Prep and the Fault Lines in New York’s Schools

Do programs that help low-income students of color get into selective private schools obscure the system’s deeper inequalities?

Campaign Chronicles

On the Trail with Bloomberg, Money Talks

At times, New York’s former mayor sounds like an investor in the Democratic Party who is worried about his returns.

Daily Comment

Joe Biden’s South Carolina Win, Black Voters, and the Democrats’ Way Forward

The results of the state’s Democratic Presidential primary appeared clarifying for the Vice-President’s candidacy. Yet it is not entirely clear that what happened there will translate elsewhere.

Culture Desk

The Uncanny Domestic Spaces of Becky Suss

Her small paintings prod reconsideration of art forms, such as illustration or children’s literature, that are often considered secondary to the work of real aesthetic genius.

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Cultural Comment

Jessica Simpson’s Memoir of Recovery and X-ennial Fame

We’ve known since the days of “Newlyweds,” her MTV reality series, that Simpson is a talker. She’s a writer, too, entrancing and somehow economical.

Q. & A.

How Socialist Is Bernie Sanders?

The historian Michael Kazin on whether the Vermont senator’s rise in a time of political upheaval is less shocking than people think.


Thomas Piketty Goes Global

Now that the celebrity economist’s boldest ideas have been adopted by mainstream politicians, he has an even more provocative vision for transcending capitalism and overcoming our “inequality regime.”


The Problems Inherent in Political Polling

Polls measure something, but it’s often the wrong thing (fame, money). They’re like S.A.T. scores.

Campaign Chronicles

What Black Wall Street Makes of Michael Bloomberg

As Super Tuesday approaches in Oklahoma, the billionaire’s outreach is sparking support and skepticism.

The New Yorker Interview

“When You Earn It, They Can’t Take It Away”: An Interview with Pam Grier

The actress on country living, blaxploitation, and how the needs of Hollywood are different from her own.

The Latest

Anne Enright Reads “Night Swim”

The author reads her story from the March 9, 2020, issue of the magazine.

6:00 A.M.

The Many Iterations of Michael Bloomberg, C.E.O., Mayor, and Presidential Hopeful

Eleanor Randolph, a biographer of the former mayor, and Andrea Bernstein, a WNYC reporter who covered his three terms, analyze his approach to governing and philanthropy.

March 2, 2020

Virtually Realistic Goals

Making fantastic progress in the new year.

March 2, 2020

Tulsi Gabbard’s Nine Supporters Urge Her to Drop Out of Race

A spokesperson praised Gabbard’s campaign, noting, “By not appearing in the past two debates, she did much better than Mike Bloomberg.”

March 2, 2020

Daily Cartoon: Monday, March 2nd

Candidates vie for a Super Tuesday bonanza.

March 2, 2020
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From This Week’s Issue
The Theatre

Armie Hammer and Tracy Letts Return to Broadway

Both actors star in Letts’s play “The Minutes,” now in previews at the Cort, which uses a small-town city-council meeting to suss out themes of power and its perversions.

The Current Cinema

The Alluring Promises of “The Burnt Orange Heresy” and “The Whistlers”

In both films, what appears to be consensual intimacy is an act of deliberate carnal deceit.

The Pictures

Cathy Yan’s Accidental Movie Career

The “Birds of Prey” director talks about her eighties-inspired Gotham and getting Warner Bros.′ attention with a patriarchy-shaming sizzle reel. (Also: how she dodged a career in consulting.)


“Night Swim”

Fiction by Anne Enright: “The water slipped past her as she hauled her way through it, in a long, reaching overarm that took her away from everyone, even as she seemed to stay in the same place.”


How Bernie Sanders’s Outreach into Latino Neighborhoods Is Working

The reporter Stephania Taladrid speaks with Latino voters in Nevada who affectionately call the Vermont senator “Tío Bernie.”

Daily Cartoons


Rose McGowan and Ronan Farrow on the Weinstein Verdict, and a Look at Candidate Bloomberg

An accuser of Harvey Weinstein responds to his conviction. And David Remnick assesses the political career of Michael Bloomberg with two people who have watched it up close.

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