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The failure of Trump’s first 100 days

Trump is very busy doing nothing at all: Haunted by the 100-day mark, the president has created a lot of news this week — but it’s all an illusion. Looking past governance, Team Trump places a high value on theatrics. The education of Donald Trump: The White House remains on a collision course between the president’s fixed habits and the demands of his new job. So far, Trump is really struggling as a chief executive. Trump has 99 problems, but Democratic obstruction isn’t one of them. Trump’s


Paper Trail

Ta-Nehisi Coates is working on two new books. We Were Eight Years in Power, which will be released in October, was developed from Coates’s many articles on Barack Obama for The Atlantic. Coates is also working on a work of fiction, which is still in progress. Both books will be published by One World. Page

Syllabi

London Underground

Hari KunzruLike any large city, London is a place of subcultures, most of which don’t find a place in mainstream lives or in mainstream writing. Here are some books that describe various forgotten London

Daily Review

A Separation

The cagey narrator of Katie Kitamura’s new novel, A Separation, is an unnamed woman who has recently separated from her unfaithful husband, Christopher. He has asked her to keep the split a secret. When Christopher stops returning his mother’s phone calls while traveling

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.”

Excerpt

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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