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Urgent note

Alexander Dilger, Julia Muller, and Michael Muller (Muenster): Is Trustworthiness Written on the Face? Ricardo Isea on Venezuela under dictatorship: An urgent note regarding recent developments in Venezuela. Trump is now as angry at Canada over NAFTA as he is at Mexico. Caitlin Dewey on Trump’s sudden preoccupation with Canadian milk, explained (and more and more). Trump is starting to run out of U.S. allies to alienate. Obama’s $400,000 Wall Street speaking fee will undermine everything he


Paper Trail

The standing committee of the US Senate Daily Press Gallery has decided not to move forward with Breitbart’s application for permanent press credentials. The website’s temporary passes will expire at the end of May. The committee was concerned about Breitbart’s many conflicts of interest inside the White House, as well as “the fact that Breitbart

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Emily Dickinson

David O’NeillEmily Dickinson’s legendary silence has produced a discordant chorus of speculation and mythmaking. As Alfred Habegger, her best biographer, has written, Dickinson’s “reclusiveness, originality of

Daily Review

The American Experiment

FUNNY THAT EVERY PLACE Joan Didion visits is falling apart. "A problem of making connections," her first column for Life, begins with a note on why her three-year-old daughter cannot, in Hawaii, go to the beach: "She cannot go to the beach because there has been an

Interviews

Durga Chew-Bose

A critic who prefers the term “enthusiast,” an essayist who worries she’s really a poet, Durga is an unrivalled player of what Doris Lessing, in The Golden Notebook, calls “the game.”

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Bookforum: “False Starts”

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The Life and Death of Louis Kahn

Wendy Lesser

It was not just the suddenness of his death that made it hard to realize Louis Kahn was gone, Something about the way he disappeared from the world—irregularly, mysteriously, with that strange two-day gap when nobody he knew could find him—left many people unable to take in the facts of his death. For the California relatives, who learned about Lou’s death through a series of relayed phone calls, there was a persistent confusion about

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