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The New Yorker November 23, 2020

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2 Min.
contributors

Suki Kim (“Follow the Leader,” p. 46) is an investigative journalist and a novelist. Her latest book is “Without You, There Is No Us.” Shane Bauer (“An Unstoppable Force,” p. 28), the author of “American Prison,” is at work on a book about Americans who fought in Syria. Tracy K. Smith (Poem, p. 40) served two terms as the United States Poet Laureate. Her poetry collections include “Wade in the Water” and “Such Color,” which will be out in 2021. Kadir Nelson (Cover) won a Caldecott Medal for his illustrations for Kwame Alexander’s book-length poem, “The Undefeated.” Ruth Franklin (Books, p. 71) is the author of “Shirley Jackson,” which received the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. Salman Rushdie (Fiction, p. 56) has written fourteen novels, including, most recently, “Quichotte.” Andrew Marantz (“The Anti-Coup,”…

3 Min.
the mail

WHAT’S IN A VOTE? Hua Hsu’s piece on Asian American voters raises many interesting points, but it mentions only briefly an important element of history that may have had a bearing on the lack of voter turnout that Hsu discusses (“Bloc by Bloc,” November 2nd). From the late eighteenth century until the middle of the twentieth century, the naturalization of Asian immigrants was against the law in the U.S. The bar against citizenship began with the Naturalization Act of 1870, which initially applied only to Chinese immigrants. In 1910, however, the Supreme Court held that the act prohibited the naturalization of any Asian. Chinese immigrants were only permitted to apply for citizenship with the passage of the Magnuson Act, in 1943. Other Asian immigrants had to wait for the McCarran-Walter Act, a…

18 Min.
goings on about town: this week

NOVEMBER 18 – 24, 2020 Though Sonny Rollins, at the age of ninety, is no longer playing the saxophone, his legacy is still growing. On Record Store Day (Nov. 27), an annual celebration of independently owned music shops, Resonance Records, a prime label for rediscovered jazz classics, issues the three-LP set “Rollins in Holland.” It features expansive concert and radio performances with the bassist Ruud Jacobs and the drummer Han Bennink from 1967, and showcases—in cuts up to twenty-two minutes—Rollins’s freely associative artistry liberated from studio norms. ART Sam Gilliam Gilliam, who is still productive at the age of eighty-six, is a leading light of what is termed the Washington Color School of abstract painting. He broke ranks with the movement in the mid-sixties, draping vast unstretched paintstained and -spattered canvases from walls and…

3 Min.
tables for two: emp to go

For years, the restaurant Eleven Madison Park set the standard for fine dining in New York City and the world, at least for a certain crowd. In 2017, it was ranked No. 1 by an opaque committee that chooses “the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.” By late 2019, the price of the tasting menu, which could take up to five hours to complete and once famously included a course of carrot tartare, fed tableside, and straight-facedly, into a meat grinder, had risen to three hundred and thirty-five dollars, before wine and other add-ons. And then the ground beneath the restaurant industry fell out; not even the most venerated blocks of Madison Avenue were exempt. After the pandemic forced dining rooms to close, Daniel Humm, the chef who bought Eleven Madison Park from…

5 Min.
comment: failures of duty

For much of Donald Trump’s reëlection campaign, he spread the calumny that voting by mail would be used for large-scale fraud in November, and he made clear that if he lost he would say that he was robbed and would seek victory in the courts. Trump’s gambit was a variant of election-manipulation schemes familiar in countries like Pakistan and Belarus. His plan had holes, such as an absence of evidence, yet he seemed to think that he had a plausible chance, if the election was narrowly decided and he brought a case before the Supreme Court. But the election wasn’t close: Joe Biden won the national popular vote by more than five million votes, and he seems likely, once the last ballots are counted and recounted, to win the Electoral College…

4 Min.
philadelphia postcard: over it

It was about 5 P.M. on November 5th. Inside the Convention Center in Philadelphia, the votes that would determine the Presidential election were being counted. Outside, Anne Palagruto, in her burgundy medical scrubs, was over it. The noise was too much. The closed streets were tying the city in knots. “This is ridiculous,” she said. The day was warm and balmy, and about three hundred Biden supporters were there to insist that every vote be counted. A few feet away, hemmed into a barricade cage, about twenty Trump supporters stood, waving Trump flags and being jeered by the Biden group. The Biden supporters had a d.j., and the music was loud. Earlier, there had been a particularly good run of Whitney Houston and James Brown and the “Cha Cha Slide.” Even one…