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One of the more notable early primary races in the country ended in undramatic fashion on Tuesday, with Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a prominent Houston attorney, easily—and rather cordially—beating out Laura Moser, a writer and activist, in a runoff of the Democratic congressional primary in Texas’s Seventh District. Earlier this year, Moser’s campaign became a rallying […]

A Book Critic and a Food Critic Consider Philip Roth’s Favorite Strawberry Jam

Alexandra Schwartz: All the recent homages to Philip Roth got me thinking about appetite, and not just the erotic kind. Take jam. Textual evidence suggests that Roth was a fiend for it, in particular Tiptree Little Scarlet Strawberry Preserve, made by the English concern Wilkin & Sons Ltd. In “Sabbath’s Theater,” Mickey Sabbath happens upon […]

Stakeout Dept. | The New Yorker

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Rough Justice | The New Yorker

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In Conversation | The New Yorker

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Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade,” Reviewed: A Teen Coming-of-Age Story Plagued by Niceness

Kayla, the thirteen-year-old protagonist of Bo Burnham’s film “Eighth Grade” (which opens Friday), is burdened with a degree of niceness that not even a saint should have to contend with. The movie covers a few days in Kayla’s life in the run-up to her graduation from middle school—and they’re busy, dramatic days. Kayla (played calmly […]

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