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The New Yorker October 5, 2020

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Alec MacGillis (“School’s Out,” p. 32), a reporter for ProPublica, is the author of “The Cynic.” This article is a collaboration between The New Yorker and ProPublica. Rebecca Mead (“A Brush with Violence,” p. 26) has been a staff writer since 1997. “My Life in Middlemarch” is her latest book. Bob Staake (Cover) is an illustrator and a children’s-book author. This is his twenty-fourth cover for the magazine. Susan B. Glasser (Comment, p. 16), a staff writer, co-wrote, with Peter Baker, “The Man Who Ran Washington.” Her column, Letter from Trump’s Washington, appears weekly on Jacob Sunderlin (Poem, p. 58) was a 2019 N.E.A. Fellow in poetry. He teaches at a public high school in Indiana. Elizabeth Kolbert (Comment, p. 13) has been a staff writer since 1999. She won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize…

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the mail

M.L.K. MEETS MOZART Alex Ross, in grappling with the role that white supremacy has played in music theory, asserts that the “whiteness of classical music is, above all, an American problem” (A Critic at Large, September 14th). He argues that the “racial and ethnic makeup of the canon is hardly surprising, given European demographics before the twentieth century,” and that classical music took on dimensions of racism and élitism when the “tradition was transplanted to the multicultural United States,” where it meshed with already existent racial hierarchies. But this line of thinking minimizes the role that the art form has played in European imperialism and its incessant quest to “civilize.” One need only read the introduction to Edward Said’s “Orientalism” to see that fine art has been a linchpin in white…

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goings on about town: this week

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 6, 2020 Ask any young dancer what role she fervently desires, and she’s likely to say Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet.” Some ballerinas, such as Alessandra Ferri (above, left), dance this role their entire careers, reimagining the character each time: braver, more vulnerable, stronger. American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland (above, right) danced Juliet for the first time five years ago, with a whiff of teen-age willfulness. In a City Center “Studio 5” conversation, online Sept. 30-Oct. 6, the two ballerinas discuss how their approaches to Juliet have changed over time. MUSIC Seth Bogart: “Men on the Verge of Nothing” INDIE POP The multidisciplinary artist Seth Bogart’s more lurid public photos could have made Susan Sontag blush. By all appearances, the Gravy Train!!! and Hunx and His Punx performer lives in…

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tables for two: yun café & asian mart

Just outside the entrance to Yun Café & Asian Mart are two small folding tables, at which I can’t exactly recommend sitting, and not only because of the pandemic. Yun Café, which opened in August, is subterranean, at the bottom of a set of stairs leading to the Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue subway station. Even in a more relaxed era, most people would find the atmosphere lacking, although it’s fun to be reminded that the city contains a whole universe underground; the café faces a tiny bodega and is within spitting distance (but don’t, and wear a mask) of a barbershop. Luckily, you can sit at other tables upstairs, en plein air on a lively plaza, or take your food to go. Most everything here travels well; without much of a kitchen,…

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comment: for a biden presidency

On November 8, 2016, Donald John Trump, a shady real-estate pitchman and reality-TV host from New York, was elected the forty-fifth President of the United States. The distinguishing features of his character––bigotry, deceit, narcissism––were as evident during the 2016 campaign as they are now. But, though many more voters supported his opponent, the Trump Presidency had to be endured. Contempt has been at the core of his time in office: contempt for the Constitution; contempt for truth and dissent; contempt for women and people of color; contempt for champions of civil rights as great as John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump’s contempt for science and the basic welfare of Americans is so profound that, through an enraging combination of incompetence, indifference, and stupidity, he has failed to meet the…

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a nation’s health care: rescuing the system

The top priority for the next President is clear: control the pandemic. This isn’t just a matter of containing an ongoing threat. It’s also a crucial step toward addressing the larger failures of the nation’s health-care system. Since January 20th, when the first COVID-19 case was identified in the United States, President Trump has squandered every opportunity to fight the coronavirus. This country’s public-health expertise is unparalleled, and one would have expected it to have helped lead the global response, as it did with Ebola. Instead, the President has promoted quack cures, mocked mask-wearing, committed to withdrawing from the World Health Organization, and demanded that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration show fealty to him rather than to science. Between Memorial Day and Labor…