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The New Yorker October 12, 2020

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Peter Hessler (“The Sealed City,” p. 36) has been a staff writer since 2000. His latest book is “The Buried.” Paige Williams (“Right Hook,” p. 20), a staff writer, is the author of “The Dinosaur Artist,” which was named a Times Notable Book of 2018. Daniel Alarcón (“Chile at the Barricades,” p. 28) is a contributing writer. The executive producer of “Radio Ambulante,” a Spanish-language podcast, he teaches at Columbia’s Journalism School. Rachel Axler (Shouts & Murmurs, p. 35), a screenwriter and a playwright, has written for “Veep,” “Dickinson,” and “The Daily Show.” David Rabe (Fiction, p. 58) has published numerous plays, screenplays, and works of fiction. His novels include “Dinosaurs on the Roof” and “Girl by the Road at Night.” Hannah Goldfield (Tables for Two, p. 11), the magazine’s food critic, began contributing to…

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the mail

REFORMING DEMOCRACY Steve Coll, in his article about the Electoral College, seems to recognize that the constitutional-amendment process makes it unlikely that the United States will move to a direct national vote anytime soon (Comment, September 21st). But he makes only a glancing reference to a serious flaw in the Electoral College that could be changed by congressional action—the winner-take-all system of allocating electoral votes, used by forty-eight states and the District of Columbia. If, instead, either a proportional or a district system was employed to distribute electoral votes, the Electoral College would more consistently reflect the popular vote. Another democratic measure worth considering would be increasing the size of the House of Representatives, whose membership has remained capped at four hundred and thirty-five since the passage, in 1929, of the Permanent…

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goings on about town: this week

OCTOBER 7 – 13, 2020 Leaf-peeping isn’t the only way to bring color into your life this fall. One of the special exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History, which is now open Wednesday through Sunday, is “The Nature of Color” (pictured above). In a series of installations, some of which are interactive, visitors can learn about everything from the electromagnetic spectrum to the fact that purple dye can be derived from snails. Timed-entry tickets must be reserved on the museum’s Web site, at MUSIC Brentano String Quartet CLASSICAL The 92nd Street Y can’t open its doors to the public for concerts; instead, an appealing online series will bring the beloved venue into the homes of its admirers—and to new, virtual visitors as well. The institution’s fall season, comprising ten ticketed events,…

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tables for two: chilaquiles around town

In December, Juan Sánchez, who was then a chef at Made Nice, Eleven Madison Park’s casual sister restaurant, started an Instagram account: @citlali_ cocina. After five years in New York, Sánchez had noticed that the city’s Mexican food was mostly confined to the styles of a few regions, including Puebla, in central Mexico, and Oaxaca, in the south. Citlali Cocina would be a small way to highlight the cuisine of his home town, Guadalajara, and a place to collect ideas for the restaurant that he hoped to open someday. The first photo he posted was a glamour shot of a quesadilla, a pale corn tortilla topped with thick, melty strands of quesillo, a stretchy cheese, and a leaf of epazote, an aromatic herb, sprinkled with tequesquite, a mineral salt used since…

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comment: trump agonistes

From the start of his Presidency, Donald Trump has threatened the health and the security of the United States. It has now been made clear that Trump’s incompetence, cynicism, and recklessness have threatened his own welfare. Even the best security system and the most solicitous medical officers in the world could not protect him from a danger that he insisted on belittling and ignoring. Last Friday, at 12:54 a.m., Trump announced by Twitter that he and the First Lady had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. By that evening, “out of an abundance of caution,” the President had gone to Walter Reed hospital to spend “the next few days.” The Trumps join the more than seven million other Americans who have contracted the virus. More than two hundred thousand have…

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marmalade skies dept.: dr. psychedelic

J. R. Rahn, a techie whose company is helping fund New York’s first psychedelic-medicine center, spent the middle years of the past decade leading a successful startup while his life quietly came apart. “To the outside world, I was doing really well, but inside me I was struggling,” Rahn, a thick-built thirty-three-year-old with a shaved head, a smile-shaped beard, and delicate rimless glasses, said on Zoom the other day. He’d left New York to weather the pandemic in Miami; some palm fronds fluttered behind him. “People would say, ‘Oh, you’re just depressed.’ Well, I’m depressed, but I also can’t fall asleep without drinking a bottle of wine. I can’t have fun at a party without using cocaine.” Also, there was Xanax, for anxiety. Rahn needed help—or did he just need…