Magazine February 5, 2018, Issue

That Old Weird America

Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (Clubhouse Pictures (II))

In this first Oscar season of the Trump era, there are two major movies that might be reasonably described as portraits of Trump country — meaning the blue-collar middle-American landscape, far from Hollywood and often far outside its understanding, where the president’s shocking electoral victories were forged. The first is I, Tonya, the real-life, world-famous story of the rise and fall of Tonya Harding, figure skating’s most (in)famous redneck. The second is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, an invented story about heartland eccentrics and their discontents, which just won a Golden Globe for best dramatic picture.

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For What It’s Worth President Trump’s comment on the pricing of the United States Post Office (discussed in the Week, January 22) is based on a common misconception of what constitutes ...
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‐ We thought Cory Booker might be after the Democratic nomination in 2020, but apparently he’s campaigning for an Oscar. ‐ Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury has enraged both Trump loyalists ...
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DISASTER RELIEF Three cuts I’ve gotten from the box knife’s blade, and needlessly I wonder — will they heal? as we remove debris for those who stayed. My last guess in the word game ...

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