FROM David Remnick
Nicolás Maduro takes control, and Louise Erdrich on the future This week on the New Yorker Radio Hour, we look at sexual misconduct in politics — with the defeat of Roy Moore, the resignation of Al Franken, and the Democratic Party's unfinished business with Bill Clinton.
The problem of voting David Remnick explores whether voter fraud is really a threat to democracy, and Jeffrey Toobin explains how gerrymandering could put an end to the two-party system as we know it.
Chelsea Manning on life after prison, Plus Riz Ahmed Chelsea Manning describes her decision to send nearly 750,000 government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, in a conversation with Larissa MacFarquhar.
David Simon on the rise of pornography David Simon discusses his new HBO show The Deuce, which chronicles the rise of the porn industry. And actress Ellie Kemper performs a sketch about a would-be ballerina with delusions of grandeur. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
Hillary Clinton on the 'clear and present danger' of collusion with Russia Hillary Clinton harbors no doubts that political allies of Donald Trump astutely "guided" the release of hacked e-mails by WikiLeaks and the planting of fake news in order to sabotage her. In a new book, What Happened, Clinton is by turns angry, accusatory, and apologetic about the 2016 election and its outcome.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."