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Nicholas Thompson
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As we prepare for Trump's inauguration, a Paul Noth classic.
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An image for today. http://bit.ly/2jttGqD
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Can reading make you happier? Why, yes.
After the First World War, traumatized soldiers were often prescribed a course of reading.
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“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.”
― Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard
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"Don't mistake his quietness for weakness." An amazing story about a man earning his freedom after 40 years in solitary.
Woodfox said that his tattoo was done by Charles Neville, of the Neville Brothers, while he was being held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Houston, Texas; October, 2016. Photograph by Mark Hartman for The New Yorker
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One of my favorite short videos: Storyboard P dancing on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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E.B. White explains the meaning of "democracy" in 163 words.
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Medicine--like much else in life--is set up to reward heroism. That's where the money is. But, Atul Gawande argues in this great new essay, learning to reward and honor incrementalism would keep many more people healthy.
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I love this piece about the way that reading helped center Obama during his Presidency. He's got some excellent recommendations too, and, as he says, "the role of stories to unify is more important than ever."
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MLK's Letter From Birmingham Jail, as published in The Atlantic in 1963.
King's famous letter, published in The Atlantic as "The Negro Is Your Brother" several months after its original writing, was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights movement.
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Our cartoons this week. http://bit.ly/2jhamuH
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  • The New Yorker
    Editor of newyorker.com, 2010 - present
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    Contributing editor, 2010 - present
  • The New Yorker
    Editor of Newyorker.com, 2010 - present
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    Contributing editor, 2010 - 2014
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    Senior Editor, 2011
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"My dad works at The New Yorker magazine but I don't think he does anything" -- my son
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I'm the Editor of Newyorker.com and the author of The Hawk and The Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan and the History of the Cold War. I'm also a contributing editor at CNNI and CBS News, and I'm a co-founder of The Atavist.

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