In this issue:
"Peace Games" by Evan Osnos: Politics at the Winter Olympics.
LETTER FROM MOSCOW
"The Miss Universe Connection" by Jeffrey Toobin: Beauty pageants long helped Trump's businesses. One of them may also have helped his Presidential bid.
"Stairmaster" by Ian Parker: Has Thomas Heatherwick created a rival to the Statue of Liberty, or a hundred-and-fifty-million-dollar folly?POP MUSIC
"The "TRL" Generation" by Carrie Battan: Dashboard Confessional and Justin Timberlake try again.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
Imaginary Kingdoms by Antony Lane: Reviews of Black Panther and Early Man.
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