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The scandal-plagued presidency of Donald Trump

Here is a simple explanation of Trump’s Russia scandal. Trump’s Russia scandal is becoming a corruption scandal. Trump is reportedly building a “war room” to defuse his scandals. We’re far past any question of a cover-up or an attempt to kill the investigation — we have almost too much evidence, too many positive acts. Trump is destroying his own presidency: Trump has no one to blame for his endangered presidency but himself. Donald Trump’s paths all lead down: Here are four things the president


Paper Trail

Over a dozen staff and board members resigned from the Brooklyn Rail late last week. Although the departing editorial team has not commented on their reasons for leaving, cofounder and current artistic director Phong Bui told ArtNet that the departures were necessary for the future of the magazine. “It’s like a marriage that that has

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A Dose of Dada

Alan LuceyIn the contemporary digital world, where it seems everything has been said, done, and made instantly available, one word might prove to be a useful corrective: Dada. Born in 1916, the anti-art movement

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Pièces de Résistance

THAT IT'S COME TO THIS—that I actually find myself, in private thought, trying to explain to nobody in particular (but also to the president of the United States) why we really would be better off letting most of our immigrants stay here, whether they are credentialed

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Durga Chew-Bose

A critic who prefers the term “enthusiast,” an essayist who worries she’s really a poet, Durga is an unrivalled player of what Doris Lessing, in The Golden Notebook, calls “the game.”

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The Life and Death of Louis Kahn

Wendy Lesser

It was not just the suddenness of his death that made it hard to realize Louis Kahn was gone, Something about the way he disappeared from the world—irregularly, mysteriously, with that strange two-day gap when nobody he knew could find him—left many people unable to take in the facts of his death. For the California relatives, who learned about Lou’s death through a series of relayed phone calls, there was a persistent confusion about

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