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February 19th, 2024

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On Tom Suozzi and the Long Island Special Election

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Last week, Tom Suozzi won handily in the special election in New York’s Third Congressional District to fill the seat vacated by serial fraudster George Santos — reclaiming the seat that Suozzi previously held. This was the latest in a series of Democratic vic... More »

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Google’s AI Boss Says Scale Only Gets You So Far

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For much of last year, knocking OpenAI off its perch atop the tech industry looked all but impossible, as the company rode a riot of excitement and hype generated by a remarkable, garrulous, and occasionally unhinged program called ChatGPT.Google DeepMind CEO ... More »

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Los Angeles Just Proved How Spongy a City Can Be

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Earlier this month, the future fell on Los Angeles. A long band of moisture in the sky, known as an atmospheric river, dumped 9 inches of rain on the city over three days—over half of what the city typically gets in a year. It’s the kind of extreme rainfall th... More »

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From Homer to Gaza, the History of Books in Wartime

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BooksFrom Homer to Gaza, the History of Books in WartimeNazis burned books; the U.S. shipped them to its troops; Alexander the Great, Hitler, and Stalin were keen bibliophiles. How to make sense of all this?By Claudia Roth PierpontFebruary 19, 2024Andrew Pette... More »

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Jamil Jan Kochai on a Shared Cultural Language

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This Week in FictionJamil Jan Kochai on a Shared Cultural LanguageIllustration by The New Yorker; Source photograph by Jalil KochaiSave this storySave this storySave this storySave this storyYour story “On the Night of the Khatam” takes place primarily at a ga... More »

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Jamil Jan Kochai Reads “On the Night of the Khatam”

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The Writer’s VoiceJamil Jan Kochai Reads “On the Night of the Khatam”Illustration by The New Yorker; Source photograph by Jalil Kochai.Save this storySave this storySave this storySave this storyListen and subscribe: Apple | Spotify | Google | Wherever You Lis... More »

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Did the Year 2020 Change Us Forever?

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BooksDid the Year 2020 Change Us Forever?The COVID-19 pandemic affected us in millions of ways. But it evades the meanings we want it to bear.By Adam GopnikFebruary 19, 2024Four years after the onset of covid, writers survey the landscape of our recent past: t... More »

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