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Doreen St. Félix on Aretha Franklin’s remarkable rendition of Thomas A. Dorsey’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” which she recorded at the age of fourteen.
On The New Yorker Radio Hour, the late-night host and “Saturday Night Live” alum recounts his strange relationship with the President, and a panel of experts considers what it means to act “Presidential.”
John Cassidy writes about William McRaven, who penned an open letter to Donald Trump, in solidarity with John Brennan, saying it would be an honor to have his security clearance revoked.
In a humor piece, Olivia de Recat and Chris Weller present a selection of seasonally appropriate slights.
Andy Borowitz jokes that, after a military parade requested by Donald Trump was postponed, Vice-President Mike Pence marched alone in Trump’s honor.
Richard Brody reviews “Minding the Gap,” a documentary film directed by Bing Liu.
Lila Ash’s Daily Cartoon asks for an N.D.A.
Ethan Kuperberg jokes about a man who decides to take a hiatus from social media to pursue enlightenment.
A Shanghainese polymath, a new “Marnie,” and more.
A singing comedian, Canadian jangle pop, and more.
Superstar Vehicles, a Radical “Oklahoma!”
“Razzle dazzle” is more than a song from the Broadway hit “Chicago.” A hundred years ago, the term was used to describe the red-and-white camouflage pattern invented by the British painter Norman Wilkinson during the First World War to confuse enemy submarines. To commemorate the centennial of the end of the war, the American artist
Films based on true stories, existing properties, family life, and historical twists of fantasy.
Hannah Goldfield on the bar and restaurant, opened by three H.B.C.U. grads, which offers bratwurst, craft brews, and lessons in the African and African-American roots of beer.
Susan Glasser writes on the two fantasy story lines in President Trump’s unreality show, the “Red Wave” he has predicted will sweep the country during the 2018 midterm elections and the “Rigged Witch Hunt” involving James Comey, John Brennan, and others.
A Pop icon, an American maverick, a witty Brit, and more.
A Ballet Legacy, a Tap Innovator, a Puppet Fantasy
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Michael Schulman reviews the newly opened Broadway musical “Pretty Woman,” at the Nederlander Theatre, starring Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Eric Anderson, and Orfeh.
Françoise Mouly and the artist Kadir Nelson discuss Nelson’s latest cover for *The New Yorker*, offering the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.