The New Yorker Politics And More
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker’s executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
A Former Olympian Discusses the Tribulations of Tokyo 2020on July 22, 2021 at 8:38 pm
Angela Ruggiero, an Olympic gold medallist and a former member of the International Olympic Committee, discusses the merits of holding the Games in Tokyo.
Afghanistan’s Only All-Girls Boarding School Fears the Return of the Talibanon July 19, 2021 at 8:30 pm
The militants brutally oppose the education of girls. The founder of the School of Leadership Afghanistan anxiously watches their resurgence, hoping that Kabul remains safe.
Tough Tests in Cuba and Haiti for Biden’s Foreign Policyon July 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm
What can the United States do to mitigate pressing crises in the Caribbean?
Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino on Britney Spears’s Conservatorshipon July 12, 2021 at 8:02 pm
The pop star recently detailed in court how nearly all of her decision-making power has been ceded to others. Two New Yorker writers tell the story of how that happened.
The Newspaperman Who Documented Black Tulsa at Its Heighton July 5, 2021 at 10:00 am
A. J. Smitherman founded one of the country’s first Black-owned dailies. He addressed his eloquence and ire at both civic nuisances and the gravest injustices of American life.
The New Culture Wars Over American Historyon July 2, 2021 at 3:59 pm
How critical race theory, a niche academic idea from the nineteen-seventies, came to replace “political correctness” and “wokeness” as the go-to bogeyman for conservatives.
The Unhoused House Sitters of Los Angeleson June 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm
In the midst of a housing crisis, some without homes find shelter by temporarily guarding vacant properties—for the companies that contribute to their lack of housing.
Stonewall Manchinon June 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm
The West Virginia senator has the power to scuttle the Biden Administration’s most important policy goals. Can the President bring him around?