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The Fall and Rise of Kamala Harris

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Plus: tennis amid a prolonged pandemic; Masha Gessen on the rigged election in Belarus; and Natasha Trethewey.
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The Sporting Scene

The Fractured World of Tennis Amid a Prolonged Pandemic

The coronavirus has illuminated the stark divides in a global game—and spurred new efforts to bridge them.

By Louisa Thomas
Campaign Chronicles

The Fall and Rise of Kamala Harris

A heady moment of confrontation with Joe Biden at a debate seemed likely to linger awkwardly, dooming a future political partnership. But, on Tuesday, evolution was in the air.

By Dana Goodyear
Our Columnists

An Encouraging Rollout for the Biden-Harris Ticket

In her first speech as the presumptive Vice-Presidential nominee, Harris prosecuted the case against Trump and showed a deft political touch.

By John Cassidy
Our Columnists

A Rigged Election and Information Blackout in Belarus

Alexander Lukashenka is claiming his sixth term, and his strongest opponent has fled the country, leading to a wave of unrest.

By Masha Gessen
Q. & A.

How Natasha Trethewey Remembers Her Mother

The former U.S. Poet Laureate discusses her decision to tell her mother’s story in prose and her feelings about the destruction of Confederate monuments.

By Isaac Chotiner

Culture and More

The Front Row

“An Easy Girl” Brilliantly Portrays a Teen-ager’s Brush with Glitz

The French director Rebecca Zlotowski’s new film borrows tropes from reality TV, but it also looks behind the genre’s vulgar appeal.

By Richard Brody

Raven Leilani’s Début Novel Deconstructs Domesticity

The story of an extramarital affair undergoes a stealthy reversal when the homewrecker becomes part of the family.

By Alexandra Schwartz
U.K. Postcard

Will Charleston Be a COVID-19 Casualty?

Virginia Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell, turned a Sussex farmhouse into a pilgrimage place. Vanessa’s granddaughters discuss the efforts to keep it afloat.

By Anna Russell

Humor from The New Yorker

Daily Shouts

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog, Across Genres

Literary Fiction: The quick brown fox wants to sleep with her professor.

By Riane Konc
Daily Cartoon

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By Peter Kuper

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