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The New Yorker October 28, 2019

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Luke Mogelson (“The Afghan Way of Death,” p. 32) is the author of the short-story collection “These Heroic, Happy Dead.” In 2017, he wrote for the magazine about Kurdish efforts against ISIS in Syria. His piece in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Christine Smallwood (“Starstruck,” p. 20) is a contributing writer for the Times Magazine and a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities. Michael Schulman (“Original Man,” p. 54), a staff writer, is the author of “Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep.” Tessa Hadley (Fiction, p. 64) has contributed short stories to the magazine since 2002. Her most recent novel is “Late in the Day.” Liniers (Cover) is an Argentinean cartoonist based in Vermont. His work includes the daily comic strip “Macanudo” and the book “Good Night, Planet.” Nick Paumgarten…

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the mail

MACHINE OPERATIONS I was delighted to read D. T. Max’s article about my own discipline, general surgery (“Dr. Robot,” September 30th). Max is not wrong to be captivated by the elegance of the da Vinci robotic-surgery system, which is a triumph of engineering. But, as Max acknowledges, the question that must guide the analysis of any medical breakthrough has still not been fully answered: Does it help patients? Minimally invasive surgery offers clear benefits—including less postoperative pain and fewer complications—and robotic surgery allows for greater precision than laparoscopic surgery. But, in most cases, robotic surgery takes significantly longer to perform than open or laparoscopic surgery, and time under anesthesia in the operating room is incredibly expensive. Thus, robotic surgery costs patients and the health-care system much more money—and there have been…

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goings on about town: this week

One man, standing on another man’s shoulders, serves as a third man’s perch. When this human tower topples, all three hit the ground in perfect rolls. The Australian troupe Circa (above, in “Humans”) tilts acrobatic daring toward thematic dance theatre, often with canonical classical music. In “En Masse,” in Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, at the Gerald W. Lynch, Oct. 23-25, the music is Schubert lieder and “The Rite of Spring.” The performers climb upon and hurl one another through the end—and the beginning—of humanity. NIGHT LIFE Musicians and night-club proprietors lead complicated lives; it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements. Billy Hart Quartet Village Vanguard What the Billy Hart Quartet has going for it, besides a veteran drummer whose C.V. is as rich in mainstream work (Stan Getz) as it is in…

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tables for two: golden diner

On a recent Thursday at Golden Diner, two patrons took three-hundred-and-sixty-degree spins, in perfect unison, on their swivelling stools. They looked gleeful. And who could blame them? It was a gorgeous fall morning. Warm light flooded the room on the Lower East Side, just south of Chinatown. They were drinking Yuzu Palmers, a cocktail that cleverly replaces an Arnold Palmer’s lemonade with yuzu-ade and iced tea with Darjeeling-flavored soju. On the other side of the counter, Samuel Yoo, a pedigreed chef masquerading as a short-order cook, was making them something delicious to eat. In New York, the classic diner is an endangered species, mostly owing to rising costs of rent, food, and labor, and one that’s unlikely to be protected from extinction. When, after thirty years in business, the Cup &…

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comment: retreat

Much of the world watched aghast, last week, as President Donald Trump shattered any notion of an informed or sane U.S. foreign policy. He paved the way for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, of Turkey, to invade Syria, abandoning America’s Kurdish partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces, who had eliminated the Islamic State’s caliphate in March, after five years of gruelling warfare. (The S.D.F. lost eleven thousand soldiers; the U.S. lost six.) Erdoğan views Kurds—the world’s largest ethnic group without a state—as terrorists, because of a Kurdish separatist campaign in Turkey. After a phone call with Erdoğan, Trump ordered the withdrawal of a thousand U.S. Special Forces soldiers, who had been backing the S.D.F., even though ISIS sleeper cells are still waging an insurgency in Syria and Iraq. The retreat was…

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door to door: avocado al dente

Miguel Gonzalez wakes up just after 4 A.M. on most weekdays with one thing on his mind: avocados. In the past few years, Gonzalez, who lives in Long Island City, has become the private avocado dealer to dozens of New York City restaurants, from Michelin-starred spots (Daniel and Eleven Madison Park) to low-key brunch places (Sunday in Brooklyn). His avocados can end up in sixteen-dollar avocado-lettuce cups with toasted cumin at abcV, but his daily operations are decidedly no-frills; they start with him sitting on his sofa in the dark, his sons’ Nintendo games strewn about, planning the morning’s delivery routes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Since March, he has also been delivering avocados ($7.50 for three, $12.50 for five) to individuals, who typically hear about him on Instagram. Ordering from…