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‘Challengers’ and That Ending: Our Critics Have Thoughts

The tennis movie comes to an abrupt stop midmatch, so we don’t know who won. Does that matter?

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Watching the Protests From Israel

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ Ultimately, the Gaza war protests sweeping campuses are about influencing Israeli politics. The protesters…

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Miranda July Is Ready to Get ‘Maximum Weird’

It was not exactly urgent to get the rug, but the larger question the rug had to answer was urgent…

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The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez You Don’t Know

Six days after winning election to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did what so many young progressives do while visiting the nation’s…

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Robert Kagan Takes the Long View on Trumpism

Describe your ideal reading experience (when, where, what, how). Midnight, at the kitchen table, with a bowl of cornflakes. How…

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The Biden Campaign’s High-Powered Effort to Define R.F.K. Jr.

Pretty much every presidential election includes a smattering of third-party and independent candidates — minor players who have slim to…

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In a Portland Library, Activists Fortify for a Standoff

At Portland State University’s crescent-shaped library, students can normally peer through floor-to-ceiling windows at the leafy green spaces below. But…

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Why Are Movies so Bad at Making Civil War Look Scary?

The filmmaker has made it clear that “Civil War” is a warning. Instead, the ugliness of war comes across as…

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Trump Is Flirting With Quack Economics

More than 30 years ago, the economists Rudiger Dornbusch (one of my mentors) and Sebastian Edwards wrote a classic paper…

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What Students Read Before They Protest

When I was a college undergraduate 25 years ago, the fancy school that I attended offered what it styled as…

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