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The silent film star Patsy Ruth Miller offers portraits of such luminaries as Charlie Chaplin (highly unflattering), Buster Keaton (endearing), and “Rudy” Valentino.

For hundreds of years, women in the South Korean island province of Jeju have made their living harvesting seafood by hand from the ocean floor.

Haruki Murakami reflects on his T-shirt collection, including one he loves to wear in the U.S. “Americans sometimes call out, ‘Love the shirt!’ The ones who do this usually have that ‘I love ketchup’ look about them,” he writes.

In a single day at Les Halles, in New York City, Anthony Bourdain once nourished himself with three double espressos, two beers, three cranberry juices, eight aspirins, a hunk of merguez sausage, and an “Industrial”—a beer stein filled with a Margarita.

The Kerner Report, from 1967, named white racism—no euphemisms—as the root cause of unrest in the United States. It called for sweeping changes and investments in jobs, housing, policing, and more. Then it was shelved.

The effects of climate change are already here. On a new episode of #NewYorkerRadio , a climate activist suggests that the environmental movement rethink its roots in nonviolence and instead embrace “intelligent sabotage.” Listen here.

Umberto Eco’s enduringly popular manual “How to Write a Thesis” is more than a guide for undergraduates; the book is a celebration of the magical process of self-realization.

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An early look at next week’s cover, "Say Their Names," by @KadirNelson :

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Several sources inside the Senate say Dianne Feinstein, who is 87, struggles to remember briefings just after they take place—and that her cognitive decline has been evident for several years. @JaneMayerNYer  reports.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s rebuttal to Ted Yoho should be studied for its measured cadence, its artful construction, and its refusal of ugliness, David Remnick writes.

Setting reasonable goals during a crisis.

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In honor of #WomensEqualityDay , a collection of stories about female explorers, pioneers, and leaders.

A secret video obtained by The New Yorker and @teamtrace  shows the N.R.A. chief Wayne LaPierre and his wife hunting elephants. His wife, Susan, kills an elephant, cuts off its tail, and holds it in the air. “Victory!” she shouts.

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