Michael Luo

Michael Luo

editor of @newyorker dot com; writing a narrative history of Chinese exclusion for @doubledaybooks; previously investigations @nytimes

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@NewYorker  has five Oscar nominations tonight. And got an @adamgopnik  shoutout. Worth reading this meta interview with Cate Blanchett.

"The Last of Us" finale is upon us. Read @alexbarasch  on it.

@dstfelix : “These were the wholesome Oscars. To say that the ceremony went on without a hitch isn’t necessarily a compliment.”

Smart by @JustinCChang : “There’s great purpose and meaning in the cultural redress that “Everything Everywhere” attempts, though I do wish its execution were surer, its aim truer.”

Quite a tale by @dtmax  on the porous boundary between reality and fiction in the life of the novelist H.G. Carrillo.

@tnyfrontrow : "Beyond the specific merits of “Everything Everywhere,” what its directors and the Academy have done is to set the stage for a range of future movies that would otherwise likely never have been green-lighted, not with these actors."

“I love watching famous people wait in line when they don’t think they should wait in line,” Meredith Hagner, from “Search Party,” told @MJSchulman . “It’s heaven. Like people at Disneyland waiting for the Dumbo ride.”

Really difficult but important examination by @winterjessica ⁩.

Wrenching read but an important examination by @winterjessica ⁩.


New from ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩: several people who believe they have useful information for FBI have had trouble reaching agents.

“In hundreds of cases, Customs agents deleted the initial records in which parents and children were listed together as a family with a “family identification number,” according to two officials at the Department of Homeland Security.”

Well dressed woman on Upper East Side, annoyed by our stroller, yells: "Go back to China...go back to your f---ing country." #thisis2016 

1/ THREAD: In his column on @RonanFarrow, @semaforben , whom I have respect for, does the same thing he accuses Ronan of––sanding the inconvenient edges off of facts in order to suit the narrative he wants to deliver.

. with a bombshell story: four women accuse NY AG Eric Schneiderman of physical abuse. Devastating, excruciating read.

NEW: @KadirNelson  has produced one of the most powerful covers in @NewYorker 's history. It'll be on newsstands tomorrow, but here it is in interactive form online. Scroll down and zoom in on every portrait.

@JaneMayerNYer  "they say her short-term memory has grown so poor that she often forgets she has been briefed on a topic, accusing her staff of failing to do so just after they have. They describe Feinstein as forgetting what she has said & getting upset."

SIREN @JaneMayerNYer ⁩: a well-funded national movement has been exploiting Trump’s claims of fraud in order to promote alterations to the way that ballots are cast and counted in 49 states, 18 of which have passed new voting laws in the past 6 months.

I wrote this on the anniversary of Columbine. Something has shifted. “At the time of the incident, Columbine ranked as the fifth-deadliest mass shooting in the United States since the Second World War. Today it is not even in the top ten.”