Magazine October 10, 2016, Issue

Turn, Turn, Turn

A not-green leaf or two may appear without causing comment, the decline of the sun is a long slow slide, and even in summer the humidity breaks occasionally. But on the day when all three converge, it is with the feeling, almost the sound, of gears meshing and turning. If you had not felt it before, you would think only, That’s pleasant, for so it is: Crisp is better than sticky, side- and under-lighting is more dramatic than the steady downward beat, and red, orange, and yellow are pleasing especially when they pop out against a backdrop of chlorophyll (much

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Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


Trade or the Trade Establishment? Robert D. Atkinson’s “Four Myths about Trade” (September 12) are almost correctly stated; which is to say, incorrectly stated. “The first assumption is that America is the ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Honestly, the thought of her becoming president makes us feel a little faint, too. ‐ Hillary Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 commemoration at Ground Zero, stumbled off a curb, and ...

Crass Couture

Will we look back on Trump’s tenure as an era of refinement and elegance because he said “Excuse my French” after he dropped the effenheimer?
Politics & Policy


SOME ANGELS Lying on their backs, looking up at the sky, The boys have made angels in the snow. Eyes to heaven, with heaven looking down, They wave their arms like wings, while seraphs In ...


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The Wuhan Lab Cover-Up

The Wuhan Lab Cover-Up

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