Trump's conflicts of interest

Trump's loans from troubled German bank pose conflict of interest. "3 mo ago, Trump accused HRC of a conflict of interest with Bahrain Now Bahrain is hosting a party at Trump's hotel". New stash of legal opinions detail hurdles for Trump on emoluments ban. Trump's post-election tax subsidy: After he won the presidency, Trump got new approval for a massive tax subsidy for his luxury DC hotel. Office of Government Ethics lobs snark attack at Trump over business conflicts. A proposal for a real

Paper Trail

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s library has been acquired by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The collection includes numerous signed books, from authors like Toni Morrison and Mario Vargas Llosa, as well as gifts from world leaders like Bill Clinton and Fidel Castro. Nation Books has bought the rights


Reading for the Next Four Years

Margaret EbyIt is still unclear exactly what America under the presidency of Donald J. Trump will look like. But if we believe his campaign promises—deporting of millions of people, registering Muslims, gutting

Daily Review

How to Win at Feminism: The Definitive Guide to Having it All—And Then Some!

In September 2015, in an effort to appeal to millennial voters, Hillary Clinton submitted to an interview with Lena Dunham for Lenny, Dunham's newsletter. "What would a Clinton administration bring back to the White House?" Dunham asks perkily. Hillary begins: "I will


Alexandra Kleeman

Alexandra Kleeman's fiction may share affinities with the luminaries of our postmodern canon—Don DeLillo, Robert Coover, and Ben Marcus—but her sensibility equally recalls the films of David Lynch.


Elephants in Lake Charles

Arlie Russell Hochschild

"YOU CAN TELL I’m a Republican,” Janice Areno says as she invites me to sit down in her office, Elephants fill three shelves of a wall opposite her desk, One is blue-and-white porcelain, a second is gold, a third is red, white, and blue and stands near a young child’s drawing of a yellow one.