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Cover Story: Bruce McCall’s “First Thanksgiving”

newyorker.com — "It's not profound, you know-nothing I do is profound-but I wanted to address the whole kerfuffle over the Redskins name," Bruce McCall says. Many Native Americans have said that the longstanding name of Washington's N.F.L. franchise is repugnant and offensive to them.
Nov 22, 2014

Bruce McCall’s “First Thanksgiving” nails it: newyorker.com/culture/cultur… via @newyorker

Nov 22, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: Here's the @NewYorker Magazine's terrific, new Thanksgiving-themed cover about the Washington Redskins controversy. newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

Nov 22, 2014

Here's the @NewYorker Magazine's terrific, new Thanksgiving-themed cover about the Washington Redskins controversy. newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

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The Immigrants Excluded by Obama’s New Plan

newyorker.com — On Thursday evening, at the San Francisco headquarters of the Service Employees International Union Local 87, some fifty immigrant workers and activists gathered at a hastily organized party to watch Barack Obama's televised speech about his plans to implement executive actions protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. S.E.I.U.

#IranTalksVienna - The New Yorker

newyorker.com — As talks over Iran's nuclear program wind down-or up, depending on one's point of view-in Vienna this weekend, one thing is clear to the media people who have been camped in a tent outside the palatial Coburg Hotel: the Obama Administration and Iran both really want a deal.
Nov 22, 2014

"With ministers expected to return 2Vienna on Sun,in an attempt to seal a deal..speculation abounds" newyorker.com/news/news-desk… #IranTalksVienna

Nov 22, 2014

RT @Ali_Gharib: .@hmajd's dispatch from #IranTalksVienna, a scene where not much is happening for the press (yet again) newyorker.com/news/news-desk…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @Indira_L: #IranTalksVienna: diplomats talk centrifuges at the Coburg, as journalists chew on schnitzel & any signals http://t.co/rqS93h…

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On Keystone and the N.S.A., Hillary Clinton Remains Quiet

newyorker.com — On Friday, Ready for Hillary, a super PAC that has been described as "a make-work program for former Clinton hands," and that is busy building a database of donors and volunteers that the group will eventually sell or rent to an official Clinton campaign, held an all-day meeting at the Sheraton on Fifty-third Street, in New York.
Nov 22, 2014

On Keystone and the N.S.A., Clinton Remains Quiet newyorker.com/news/news-desk… via @newyorker

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A Last Lunch with Mike Nichols

newyorker.com — Mike Nichols died yesterday at the age of eighty-three. For those who knew and loved him-I count myself among them-his passing is no ordinary loss. Mike was inimitable. The son of a white Russian émigré and a German beauty, Nichols arrived in America at the age of seven, in 1939, with no English and no hair, the result of defective whooping-cough vaccine.
Nov 22, 2014

“I’m slipping away,” Mike Nichols said. “I’ve decided to make friends with it.” newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

Nov 22, 2014

"I'm slipping away. I've decided to make friends with it." - #MikeNichols, in a last lunch with @JohnLahrwriter. newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

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Postscript: Mike Nichols (1931-2014)

newyorker.com — It would be too much to say that Mike Nichols contained multitudes, but, whatever was going on in there, it must have been a hell of a party.
Nov 22, 2014

“Nichols(son): Paternalism and Resentment in the Director/Star Nexus." newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

Nov 22, 2014

Of all the things written about Mike Nichols, this is the best, from the finest writer on movies we have: newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

Nov 22, 2014

Mike Nichols was a distant cousin of Einstein from a Berlin Jewish family & maybe they're now playing cards in heaven newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

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Business in the Archive

newyorker.com — "Colonel Harland Sanders, the fried-chicken magnate, who seems in public to be as jolly and serene as Santa Claus, is actually one of the world's foremost worriers," William Whitworth wrote in The New Yorker in 1970. "The Colonel maintains a vigilant fretfulness in the face of overwhelming good fortune.

Little Lise - The New Yorker

newyorker.com — Inky despair flows freely in prewar French working-class dramas, and this one, from 1930, directed by Jean Grémillon, adds a raw and thrashing physicality to its implacably bitter moods.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @goingson: Little Lise (La Petite Lise), a rare, early, and wildly bilious drama by Jean Grémillon @MovingImageNYC 4:30 newyorker.com/goings-on-abou…

Atticus Lish Does Jujitsu

newyorker.com — Down on the mat, Atticus Lish writhed out of a choke hold. The bigger man, René Dreifuss, spun and grappled, maneuvering toward a guillotine grip-a clench of Lish's neck, with the crook of his arm squeezing the carotid arteries to cut off the flow of blood to Lish's brain.

Obama, Cruz, and Catiline

newyorker.com — All week, Republicans have been talking about President Barack Obama's immigration plan in the language of emergency. "We will not stand idle as the President undermines the rule of law in our ataountry and places lives at risk." John Boehner, the Speaker of the House, said Friday.

An Atlas of Genetic Time

newyorker.com — In 2004, John Hogenesch and his colleagues at the drug company Novartis created an atlas of gene expression in humans and mice, a sketch of which DNA snippets were busiest in certain areas of the body-in the thyroid, the retina, the blood, the tongue, and scores of other tissues.

G.O.P. Accuses Obama of Treating Immigrants Like Humans

newyorker.com — WASHINGTON ( The Borowitz Report )-In a sharp Republican rebuke to President Obama's proposed actions on immigration, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell accused the President, on Thursday night, of "flagrantly treating immigrants like human beings, in clear defiance of the wishes of Congress."
Nov 21, 2014

Republicans Accuse Obama of Treating Immigrants Like Humans newyorker.com/humor/borowitz… via @newyorker

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Where’s Better Birth Control?

newyorker.com — When the combined oral contraceptive pill hit the market, about fifty years ago, it seemed to signal the start a new era for women. The pill, as it quickly came to be known, would not only change the lives of the women who used it-it would spur further developments in contraception and in medicine.

Nothing Left - The New Yorker

newyorker.com — On February 23rd, a North Korean girl just shy of her seventeenth birthday walked across the frozen Tumen River into China, becoming at once a runaway and a refugee. Song-hee (as she asked to be called) is a small, moonfaced girl with a faint constellation of acne trailing across her broad forehead.

Mister Donut for Mayor

newyorker.com — Every fall in El Salvador, at the height of the wet season, a fast-food chain called Mister Donut offers a two-for-one deal that lasts a whole month. From morning to night, long lines form outside the more than thirty locations in the country.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @NewYorker: In El Salvador, Mister Donut’s month-long two-for-one deal might as well be a national holiday: nyr.kr/11LzsrJ

Nov 21, 2014

RT @NewYorker: In El Salvador, Mister Donut’s month-long two-for-one deal might as well be a national holiday: nyr.kr/11LzsrJ

Nov 21, 2014

The Donut King of El Salvador: "We are trapped by our own success." - The New Yorker ow.ly/EGNsa

Get on My Lawn! - The New Yorker

newyorker.com — Hey, you kids! Yeah, I'm talking to you whippersnappers-the ones recklessly throwing the ball in the street! Your youthful energy and joyous abandon give me hope for the future! Get on my lawn, so we can dialogue and learn from each other's perspectives in a safe, inclusive space!
Nov 22, 2014

@nerdseyeview Ahem. “@NewYorker: “Hey, you kids! Get on my lawn, so we can dialogue...” nyr.kr/1xXdGvT via @tnyshouts

Nov 21, 2014

"You kids!…Get on my lawn, so we can dialogue and learn from each other’s perspectives in a safe, inclusive space!" newyorker.com/humor/daily-sh…

Our Hate Has Saved Nickelback

newyorker.com — To get a sense of the Canadian rock band Nickelback's standing among music fans, consider this: last year, readers of Rolling Stone named it as the second-worst band of the nineteen-nineties, despite the fact that the group's first major-label album wasn't released in the United States until 2000.
Nov 22, 2014

"Our Hate Has Saved Nickelback." From @iancrouch, author of "People Who Like Céline Dion Are People, Too." newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

Nov 21, 2014

“… you get the sense … that Kroeger and his bandmates are drinking water while their fans are doing the Jäger shots.” newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

Nov 21, 2014

How our hating of Nickelback turned Nickelback's rock wallpaper into renegade outsider rebel music newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

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Ornery

newyorker.com — When Merle Haggard and his nine-person band, the Strangers, travel across the country to sing and play their complex, loose-shackled, intensely durable brand of country music, they do so in two handsome, high-ceilinged, custom touring buses.

The Reckoning - The New Yorker

newyorker.com — In Peter Lanza's new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls "the stuff."
Nov 21, 2014

So many questions about the Lanzas still unanswered. Like what was Nancy's mental state. Even after this great piece: newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…