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What Do Conservatives Fear About Critical Race Theory?

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Plus: how the pandemic changed friendship; an interview with Julian Casablancas; and “In the Heights.”
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Friday, June 11, 2021

A child draws a raised fist on a chalkboard. Annals of Inquiry

What Do Conservatives Fear About Critical Race Theory?

In the Texas legislature, Republicans seemed willing to acknowledge systemic racism but resistant to the idea of talking about it with children.

By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
One person blissfully leans on a large cell phone in the grass, which is being propped up by a less happy person. Dept. of Returns

How the Pandemic Changed Friendship

The coronavirus reoriented our economy of attention, redefining the limits of whom and what we could care about.

By Jane Hu
Jill and Joe Biden exiting Air Force One together Letter from Biden’s Washington

For Biden, Trump Is an Easy Act to Follow in Europe

But no amount of rallying the allies is going to make it easy to meet with Vladimir Putin.

By Susan B. Glasser
Two women stand together as they speak to a room full of reporters. Q. & A.

Why the Marriage-Equality Movement Succeeded

The author of “The Engagement” discusses the activists, politicians, and judicial figures who found themselves at the forefront of the battle over same-sex marriage.

By Isaac Chotiner
A man sitting on a couch reading a non-existing newspaper. The Future of Democracy

What Happens When the News Is Gone?

From January, 2020: Charles Bethea, who won a Mirror Award this week for this story, reports from a news desert in North Carolina, where local journalism has just about dried up.

By Charles Bethea
covid map News Desk

The New Yorker Wins Six National Magazine Awards

The 2021 ceremony recognized the magazine’s coverage of the pandemic and the political upheaval of the past year.

By The New Yorker

Culture and More

An illustrated portrait of Julian Casablancas with a colorful building with a traffic light in the background.
The New Yorker Interview

Julian Casablancas Wants a Better New York

The singer led the city’s rock revival. As a supporter of the mayoral candidate Maya Wiley, he’s thinking much bigger.

By Naomi Fry
In the Heights
The Current Cinema

Harmony Rules in “In the Heights”

Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical presents an uplifting portrait of a Dominican neighborhood in New York where political strife rarely intrudes.

By Anthony Lane
The St. Joseph North Pier extends out into the St. Joseph River.

The Other Side of the River, Revisited

Police in a Michigan resort town have reopened the case of a Black teen’s mysterious death.

By Alex Kotlowitz

From the Archive

An illustration of a chef handling a live fish with tongs Annals of Gastronomy

Don’t Eat Before Reading This

The documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” premières at the Tribeca Festival today. Read the chef’s 1999 piece, which shook the restaurant industry when it was first published—and launched his literary and broadcasting career.

By Anthony Bourdain

Humor from The New Yorker

Woman looking out of a car window at the sunset Daily Shouts

Sincere Post Alert

God, I feel so brave right now.

By Ethan Kuperberg
Daily Cartoon

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