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The wreckage of the Trump-Putin summit

Christopher Shea interviews historian Michael Kimmage on the wreckage of the Trump-Putin summit. The 13 scariest reactions to Trump’s disastrous Russia summit, ranked. “No way to run a superpower”: Susan Glasser on the Trump-Putin summit and the death of American foreign policy. Donald Trump and the crisis of elite impunity: The Russia scandal is about more than collusion — it’s also about the corruption of America’s elites. Does the mainstream media regret using all those emails allegedly stolen


Paper Trail

Chance the Rapper has purchased the Chicagoist website from WNYC, who bought the site along with Gothamist last year. “WNYC’s commitment to finding homes for the ‘ist’ brands, including Chicagoist, was an essential part of continuing the legacy and integrity of the site,” Chance said in a statement. “I look forward to relaunching it and

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The Roots of the Alt-right

Mike WendlingDuring the last presidential election cycle, you may have read reports describing the alt-right—a loosely organized group of anti-PC, anti-feminist, race-obsessed online warriors—as a strange, newly

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Homeplace

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the earliest recorded use of the word “honky-tonk” dates to 1899, in the Fort Worth Daily Gazette. “A petition to the council is being circulated for signatures, asking that the Honky Tonk theater on Main Street be reopened,”

Interviews

Chelsea Hodson

In the autobiographical essays that make up her debut collection, Tonight I’m Someone Else, Chelsea Hodson examines the chaotic and bewildering experience of being an American woman and artist. At first glance, some essays resemble a well-curated Twitter feed— like the single-line, stream-of-consciousness observations found in “The End of Longing”—but Hodson offers much more than aphoristic quips: She delves deeply into themes such as longing, desire, performance, and voyeurism.

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Bookforum: "Bleeding Hearts"

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The Man Without a Nation

Amitava Kumar

The one activity that was perhaps the most stable part of my identity that first semester was the seminar I was taking with Ehsaan Ali. His class Colonial Encounters was held on Friday afternoons. The seminar participants required his special permission to join.

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