Osita Nwanevu writes about the government employees who are frustrated by the lack of progress on ending the shutdown and are gathering to protest, in
Eric Lach writes on letters exchanged between President Donald Trump and the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, over the State of the Union address,
Corey Robin writes about political conversion, such as that of the former white supremacist Derek Black and the former Republican Max Boot, and why it
“When in Doubt, Play Insane”: An Interview with Catherine O’Hara, the Eccentric Doyenne of “Schitt’s Creek”
Rachel Syme interviews Catherine O’Hara, who plays Moira Rose on the show “Schitt’s Creek,” about her longtime collaboration with Eugene Levy and the one idea
Zach Helfand recommends the home-design television show “Grand Designs,” available on Netflix.
Masha Gessen on Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military and the consequences of gender-policing.
Elaina Patton writes about trick plays in football, which were once derided as gimmicks but have recently become more popular, setting the stage for a
Gerald Marzorati writes about Serena Williams’s stunning loss to Karolina Pliskova at the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Andy Borowitz writes a satirical news item about how Donald Trump, who never served in the military, is intent on banning transgendered people from serving.
Jiji Lee satirizes the bad-boy chef narrative with an article about an imagined radical restaurateur who is only four years old.