Onward and Upward with the Arts
Lynn Nottage’s play “Sweat” is a tough yet empathetic portrait of the America that came undone.
by Michael Schulman
The Political Scene
Trolling The Press Corps
At daily briefings, Sean Spicer calls on young journalists from far-right sites. The mainstream media sees them as an existential threat.
by Andrew Marantz
Letter from Buffalo
A New Underground Railroad
At a safe house in Buffalo, asylum seekers from around the world prepare to flee the U.S. for Canada.
by Jake Halpern
Annals of Diplomacy
What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?
by Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa
A Reporter At Large
The Children’s Odyssey
At an age when most kids need supervision to do their homework, hundreds of thousands of minors are crossing continents alone.
by Lauren Collins
New York Journal
The début of New York’s newest train line took place at noon on New Year’s Day—ninety-seven years after it was first conceived.
by Nick Paumgarten
Life and Letters
How Mo Willens teaches young readers to confront problems and be resilient.
by Rivka Galchen
Annals of Medicine
Tell Me Where It Hurts
We devote vast resources to intensive, one-off procedures, while starving the kind of steady, intimate care that often helps people more.
by Atul Gawande
As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future.
by Rachel Aviv
Our Local Correspondents
Growing crops in the city, without soil or natural light.
by Ian Frazier