The Manchester attack

Here’s everything we know about Salman Abedi, the Manchester bomber. ISIS has a strategy to create a media frenzy and news outlets are struggling to disrupt it. Don’t let psychopathic murderers suppress our common humanity. Why the Manchester attack was an attack on girlhood. Why is the president putting ISIS in the same category in which he places Rosie O’Donnell? What Trump reveals by calling terrorists “losers”. Reactions to Manchester bombing show how anti-Muslim bigots are “useful idiots”

Paper Trail

Over a dozen staff and board members resigned from the Brooklyn Rail late last week. Although the departing editorial team has not commented on their reasons for leaving, cofounder and current artistic director Phong Bui told ArtNet that the departures were necessary for the future of the magazine. “It’s like a marriage that that has


New Orleans Cuisine

Brett AndersonBrett Anderson has been the restaurant critic at New Orleans’s Times-Picayune for a decade. In addition, he writes about food for a number of other magazines and newspapers. Here are his top five

Daily Review

Pièces de Résistance

THAT IT'S COME TO THIS—that I actually find myself, in private thought, trying to explain to nobody in particular (but also to the president of the United States) why we really would be better off letting most of our immigrants stay here, whether they are credentialed


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.”


Bookforum: “False Starts”


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