Comedians have figured out the trick to covering Trump: Carlos Maza on why political satire is the antidote to Trumpism. Maggie Hennefeld on laughter in the age of Trump. Amusing ourselves to idiocracy: Maximillian Alvarez on The Real World: Trump Edition. 1984 is 2017’s surprise best-seller — it’s a good fit for the Trump era, but not perfect. David Micah Greenberg on poetry and agency under Trump. Eve Ewing on why authoritarians attack the arts. Perhaps there should be some talk about why so many American writers and artists as well as the organizations close to them are critical of Trump but not of the American state, or even of America itself.

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