Russia then and now, and the Bard of Katonah

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Twenty-five years ago, an attempted coup rattled the Soviet Union. David Remnick and Masha Lipman recall reporting from Moscow during the August Coup and discuss how its aftermath shaped Vladimir Putin's path to power. Jake Sullivan, Hillary Clinton’s top policy adviser discusses how Russian hacking has affected Clinton’s campaign. And the New Yorker staff editor Andrew Marantz talks with a high-school grad who's putting Harvard on hold to break big in pop music. 

Illustration by Daniel Zender