In this issue:
"The Politics of Anger" by Steve Coll: A shooting and investigations at a political moment that appears to be as volatile as the Watergate era.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Trump Hotels' Weird Pitch" by Adam Davidson: The new American Idea chain has nothing to sell but the President.
LETTER FROM SHANGHAI
"The Third Person" by Jiayang Fan: China's marriage crisis gives rise to a new job: the mistress dispeller.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Before the Internet" by Emma Rathbone: You could laze around on a park bench in Chicago reading some Dean Koontz, and that would be a legit thing to do.
"Rambling Man" by Nick Paumgarten: The indie-rock provocateur Father John Misty explains himself.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Across the Divide" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Beguiled and The Big Sick.
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