Daily Comment

How Political Spin Has Worsened Epidemics

hg0088Throughout history, diseases like the coronavirus have posed an unsparing test of political leaders and their fidelity to the facts.

Our Columnists

How Iran Became a New Epicenter of the Coronavirus Outbreak

The government’s actions appear to have contributed to the crisis.

The Current Cinema

The Alluring Promises of “The Burnt Orange Heresy” and “The Whistlers”

hg0088In both films, what appears to be consensual intimacy is an act of deliberate carnal deceit.

Our Columnists

The Stock Market, the Coronavirus, and a Fumbling White House

hg0088Instead of making counterproductive statements, a wiser Administration would be honest about the economic uncertainties posed by coronavirus and concentrate on public-health measures.

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Q. & A.

The Real Objective of Mob Violence Against Indian Muslims

The journalist and author Raghu Karnad discusses his experience reporting on the violence, how the Modi government capitalizes on the conflict, and the difficulty of finding accurate reporting in India.

Cover Story

Next Week’s Cover: Brian Stauffer’s “Under Control”

The artist’s cover for the March 9, 2020, issue of the magazine addresses the Trump Administration’s less-than-reassuring preparations for a coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

The Front Row

The Diabolical Twists and Empty Showmanship of “The Invisible Man”

Leigh Whannell’s loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic shows a clever attentiveness to the role of current technology in modern life but is almost completely devoid of societal context.

Cultural Comment

Cooking Under COVID-19 Quarantine in China

In China, millions of people living under lockdown are using the Internet to re-create the conviviality of sharing a meal.


How the Indian Government Watched Delhi Burn

hg0088The Bharatiya Janata Party’s top leaders—the Prime Minister included—seem to excel at creating conditions in which violence can unfold.

Tables for Two

Lekka Burger and the Quest for the Perfect Veggie Patty

In the golden age of vegetable-centric cooking, do we need more dishes made in the image of meat?

The Latest

Rose McGowan and Ronan Farrow on the Weinstein Verdict, and a Look at Candidate Bloomberg

An accuser of Harvey Weinstein responds to his conviction. And David Remnick assesses the political career of Michael Bloomberg with two people who have watched it up close.

February 28, 2020

On AMC’s “Dispatches from Elsewhere,” Jason Segel Plays with Convoluted Ways of Telling Straight Stories

The show, which thieves profitably from several schools of metafiction, is so lyrical with dream logic that it’s intriguing even when it’s not strictly successful.

February 28, 2020

Faces My Locked iPhone Doesn’t Recognize

“Morning,” “Makeup,” “Genuine Happiness,” and other looks that won’t unlock my phone.

February 28, 2020

Looney Dems: Presidential Wannabes, Cartoonified

Six of the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates, in their cartoon essences.

February 28, 2020

Daily Cartoon: Friday, February 28th

“Next year, let’s hope that flu season and cuffing season don’t overlap again.”

February 28, 2020
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Night Life

Yuna’s Vibrant R. & B.-Infused Pop

hg0088The Malaysian star brings her latest collaborative album, “Rouge,” to Blue Note for six acoustic shows.

The Art World

The Lasting Influence of Mexico’s Great Muralists

Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros created a movement with galvanizing effects north of the border.


Just Add Columns! Trump’s Proposed Face-Lift for Federal Buildings

hg0088What if the President practiced what he preaches when it comes to his own very classy holdings?


“Kid Positive”

hg0088Fiction by Adam Levin: “When I changed my mind about which sister belonged to me, they’d been speaking in sentences for a couple of months.”


hg0088The reporter Stephania Taladrid speaks with Latino voters in Nevada who affectionately call the Vermont senator “Tío Bernie.”

Daily Cartoons


Does It Really Matter Who the Democratic Nominee Is?

The political scientist Rachel Bitecofer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the best way for Democrats to win the Presidency, and Congress, in 2020.

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