In this issue:
"Info Wars" by Steve Coll: The White House senior counsellor wants the press to shut up. Will the Administration try the same tactic on federal agencies?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Belle" by Andrew Marantz: The journalist Cassandra Fairbanks, the co-founder of Vice Media Gavin McInnes, and other far-right V.I.P.s celebrate their candidate’s victory.
LETTER FROM CHARLESTON
"Prodigy of Hate" by Jelani Cobb: The complicated moral calculations that followed a horrific crime.
LIFE AND LETTERS
"Fail Funnier" by Rivka Galchen: How Mo Willems teaches young readers to confront problems.
"Cold Heart" by Alexandra Schwartz: Katie Kitamura's war on affect.
THE ART WORLD
"Fresh Paint" by Peter Schjeldahl: The nineteen-eighties revisited.
"I Love Lucifer" by Emily Nussbaum: The Good Place reinvents itself.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Shiny Things" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Gold and Dark Night
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