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The Politicians Who Love “Ulysses” |

You can tell that the race for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination is getting serious because the candidates are talking about . . . James Joyce. Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke have gone out of their way,...

Seeds, the Gateway Drug to Gardening |

Look outside. The streets are orgies of blossoms, boughs of cherries and pears histrionically thick with flowers in basic white and show-off pink. Birds are staggering through the air carrying hay for nests; gorse...

Kanye West’s Sunday Service Is Full of Longing and Self-Promotion |

Perhaps Kanye West is dipping his toe in the church-as-business waters. It also seems possible that Sunday Service fills a deeply personal need.Photograph by Liam MacRaeOn the first Sunday of 2019, Kim Kardashian West...

“Game of Thrones” Season 8, Episode 2 Recap: Getting Cozy by the Fire |

As the senior senator from Massachusetts recently observed, the world needs fewer Cersei Lannisters—but, I would add, the world could also stand fewer immolations-by-dragon of non-supplicants, à la Daenerys Targaryen, and it would definitively...

“Fast Color,” Reviewed: A Superhero Movie That Pays Close Attention to Ordinary Life |

With a season of bombastic superheroism about to crash in, it’s worth mentioning a new film that’s remarkable for its modest, humanistic, and nuanced approach to the same theme: “Fast Color,” directed by Julia...

Julianna Barwick Is Using the New York Sky to Make Music |

On a recent Tuesday evening, the experimental musician Julianna Barwick checked into Sister City, a new two-hundred-room boutique hotel on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. If you’re having the sort of day that...

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