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Will Smith’s Slap, and the Ecstatic Blur That Followed, at the Oscars

When the actor won the award he’d come to collect, he put on a performance for the mortified crowd.

What Is Putin Thinking?

The national identity the Russian President has helped promulgate has played an essential role in his brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Oscars Fashion 2022: The Young and the Shirtless

The clothes, like the broadcast, were at their most riveting when they were wholly unpredictable, for better or for worse.

The Beatle Who Got Away

Revisiting Stuart Sutcliffe’s role in the band’s breakthrough. 

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Name Drop

A quiz that tests your knowledge of notable people, published every weekday.


A thrice-weekly puzzle that ranges from lightly to considerably challenging.

Cryptic Crossword

A weekly puzzle for lovers of wily wordplay.

Caption Contest

We provide a cartoon, you provide a caption.


The Rocky Road to This Year’s Oscars

The Academy Awards has made some missteps as it tries to both honor the movie industry and be a mainstream television event.

Legal Scholars Are Shocked By Ginni Thomas’s “Stop the Steal” Texts

Several experts say that the Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas must recuse himself from any case related to the 2020 election.

The Biden Official Who Pierced Putin’s “Sanction-Proof” Economy

In the run-up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Daleep Singh searched for areas where “our strengths intersect with Russian vulnerability.”

Can Anyone Unseat Marjorie Taylor Greene?

Whatever hope remains for the congresswoman’s detractors seems to depend on a new lawsuit or a candidate who’s been called “Marjorie with a brain.”

A New Abortion Battleground, in South Dakota

With Roe v. Wade on the chopping block, could reproductive rights be shrunk to the size of a pill?

Human New Yorkers and Their Doppelgänger Dogs

Five cartoonists fanned out across the city to find pet owners and their look-alike canines.

Asian American Women Fight Back

At a self-defense class in New York after the latest anti-Asian attack, one student said, “I feel like I have an army of sisters.”

Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs Go to London

How David Hare took a few Moses-esque liberties when writing “Straight Line Crazy,” starring Ralph Fiennes.
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The Pied Piper of Psychedelic Toads

An underground practitioner of 5-MeO-DMT, a hallucinogenic substance derived from toads, claims that he has revived a lost Mesoamerican ritual.

Simone Leigh’s Monumental Success

Recognition for the American sculptor, who is representing the U.S. at the Venice Biennale, may have come late but it seems foreordained.

The Russians Fleeing Putin’s Wartime Crackdown

Resisters are leaving Russia because the country they worked to build is disappearing—and the more people who leave, the faster it vanishes.

Retirement the Margaritaville Way

At the active-living community for Jimmy Buffett enthusiasts, it’s five o’clock everywhere.

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From This Week’s Issue

Masha Gessen on resisters fleeing Russia, Patrick Radden Keefe on London oligarchs, Calvin Trillin on tuxedos, and more.

March 28, 2022
Jazz ensemble in the background woman in front singing with arms wide open.

“Jazz Stories: Somebody Stole My Broken Heart,” by Faith Ringgold.


Capitol Insurrection Lost and Found

Items include a Motorola Razr Flip-for-a-Lighter-Sentence, a Breitling Kristallnacht watch, and a pack of camouflage condoms.

Ginni Thomas Accuses Critics of Ignoring Her Thirty Years as Supreme Court Justice

“I have listened to oral arguments, studied legal precedents, and written opinions,” she said.

An Obstacle on the Path to the Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirms her qualifications.

A Taxonomy of Red-Carpet Types at the Oscars

The Acclaimed Slob, the Actress Turned Business Guru, the Paparazzi Pleaser, and other personalities.

The Hollywood Lexicon, 2022 Edition

The real contemporary meanings of “arthouse film,” “studio head,” and “I’m your biggest fan.”

Fiction & Poetry

“After the Funeral”

“Even though their father had so often been absent, the idea of him had given the girls’ daily life its particular flavor, they realized now.”

“Vinegar Hill”

“There is no point in invoking // History.”

Tessa Hadley on Building a Story from Details

The author discusses her story from the latest issue of the magazine.

“For My Light Skin”

“What was done / made me.”