FROM David Remnick
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.
After Charlottesville, the limits of free speech The author of a new book about the leftist movement explains why its members will resort to violence as a form of political action. Jenny Slate reads a story about a magical time of unfettered creativity, and zero productivity.
An isolated tribe emerges, and a visit with Harry Belafonte Jon Lee Anderson journeys up the Amazon to witness the emergence of an isolated tribe from the forest to make contact with other civilizations. Harry Belafonte believes that the civil-rights movement is in decline.
Steamy summer reads: Spies, sex, and a total eclipse Jason Matthews, a spy novelist who used to work for the CIA in the Soviet bloc, talks with David Remnick about Russian intelligence and the Trump campaign.
Syrian War Crimes, Country Music, and a Central Park Salad Writer Patricia Marx tries her hand at urban foraging, picking a salad in New York's Central Park. And we hear about a group that’s secretly making a war crimes case against the Syrian government.
Summer music festival with James Taylor and Lucinda Williams Two giants of American songwriting look back over their careers and perform a few songs. James Taylor, and Lucinda Williams, live onstage from the New Yorker Festival.
Virtual reality, and the politics of genetics Author Siddhartha Mukherjee explains how genetics and environment shape our daily lives. And comedian Reggie Watts gives us an insider's view on virtual reality.
Merchant Ivory's gay love story, and a visit with Noriega David Remnick discusses the Trump Administration's approach to North Korea's missile tests with Robert Gallucci, a diplomat and arms negotiator.
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."
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?