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George Saunders–“Flooding the Zone” (New Yorker, December 6, 2004)

SOUNDTRACK: RANDY NEWMAN-Tiny Desk Concert #657 (October 10, 2017).

Randy Newman is a pretty amazing composer.  It’s really hard to believe that the guy who wrote “Short People” then went on to write at least three songs for Pixar that make me cry instantly upon hearing. 755 more words

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More millennials subscribe to legacy news publications

The millennial generation of the United States is now subscribing to legacy news publications in record numbers.

As President Donald Trump continues to wage his war against the press, the young millennials of the United States are shunning Trump and doing what it once resisted —pay for news. 162 more words

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George Saunders–“My Guilty Pleasures” (New Yorker, February 3, 2003)

SOUNDTRACK: LANDYLADY-Tiny Desk Concert #656 (October 6, 2017).

As I started watching this video I said to myself, Is that Son Lux’s drummer (Ian Chang)?  1,076 more words

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR, THE NEW YORKER: ON "JOHN KELLY AND THE LANGUAGE OF THE MILITARY COUP"

Dear editor,

As a tremendous admirer of Masha Gessen’s previous work, I was disappointed to read her latest comment in The New Yorker on “John Kelly and the Language of the Military Coup.” 230 more words

George Springer's fantastic leaping catch saved Justin Verlander's night

HOUSTON — Exhale: George Springer is on it.

Astros starter Justin Verlander cruised through the first six innings of ALCS Game 6 on Friday, embarrassing opponents in the process… 201 more words

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Fear of a Pence Presidency

In The New Yorker, Jane Mayer dives deep into Mike Pence’s ascendancy to the office of Vice President of the United States. Critics want Trump out of office, but Mayer points out that a Pence presidency would have its own drawbacks, and she fills her story with accounts of his political missteps before joining the Trump ticket in 2016. 483 more words

Nonfiction

On Being a New Yorker

I don’t think anyone has ever fully been able to explain what it’s like to live in the city of dreams. It seems to get watered down to something along the lines of, “It’s not easy, but it’s New York!” or “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!” 767 more words

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