Magazine March 5, 2018, Issue

A Fishy Left-Wing Tale

Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

In the race to win the first Best Picture Oscar of the Trump era, Steven Spielberg enjoyed the kind of unfair advantage that comes with being, well, Steven Spielberg. Just a few months after Trump’s election, he was handed the screenplay that became The Post, a narrative about the court case that allowed the Washington Post to publish some of the Pentagon Papers (the rest having been published by, ahem, my own employer). And because he’s Spielberg, the director wasn’t just able to snap up the screenplay and start production rolling, he was also able to induce Meryl Streep and

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In his new official portrait, as in his presidential rhetoric, Barack Obama just couldn’t quite get clear of the Bushes.
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The Week

 In his new official portrait, as in his presidential rhetoric, Barack Obama just couldn’t quite get clear of the Bushes.

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