“Christopher Robin,” Reviewed: Disney’s Pleasantly Abrasive New Spin on Winnie-the-Pooh | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/christopher-robin-reviewed-disneys-pleasantly-abrasive-new-spin-on-winnie-the-pooh?mbid=nl_Daily%20080718&CNDID=50268964&utm_source=Silverpop&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20080718&utm_content=&spMailingID=14019572&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1460642776&spReportId=MTQ2MDY0Mjc3NgS2Most of the movie, which is set in postwar London, is the story of a midlife crisis.
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How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.? | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/14/how-frightened-should-we-be-of-ai?mbid=nl_Daily%20050818&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=13466841&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1400714066&spReportId=MTQwMDcxNDA2NgS2Thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human—for better and for worse.
Burial Plots: Robert Aickman’s Eerily Ordinary Stories | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/burial-plots-robert-aickmans-eerily-ordinary-stories?mbid=nl_Daily%20050718&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=13459185&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1400626123&spReportId=MTQwMDYyNjEyMwS2Not a lot tends to happen in a story by Robert Aickman. Two young women picnic near a country churchyard. A newly elected councillor is appointed to a committee that oversees maintenance of the local cemetery. Somewhere on a Mediterranean-seeming island, an English couple buys a parcel of land. But, quietly, and at an unhurried pace, these modest scenes are infected by miasmas that feel both existential and supernatural, and which linger, for the reader as much as for the characters, like the ineradicable tint of certain dreams.
Michelle Wolf and the Pseudo-Event of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/michelle-wolf-and-the-pseudo-event-of-the-white-house-correspondents-association-dinner?mbid=nl_Daily%20043018&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=13414616&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1382638657&spReportId=MTM4MjYzODY1NwS2The pans of the comedian, and the calls for decorum, were blatantly out of scale.
How Michelle Wolf Blasted Open the Fictions of Journalism in the Age of Trump | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-michelle-wolf-blasted-open-the-fictions-of-journalism-in-the-age-of-trump?mbid=nl_Daily%20043018&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=13414616&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1382638657&spReportId=MTM4MjYzODY1NwS2Her routine at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner was only as obscene as the Presidency itself.
“Hear me, and rejoice. You are about to die at the hand of the children of Thanos. Be thankful, that your meaningless lives…” –The Maw (Avengers Infinity War)
“Avengers: Infinity War” and “Let the Sunshine In,” Reviewed | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/07/avengers-infinity-war-and-let-the-sunshine-in?mbid=nl_Daily%20042618&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=13393283&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1382318465&spReportId=MTM4MjMxODQ2NQS2Anthony Lane on “Avengers: Infinity War,” Joe and Anthony Russo’s all-star Marvel extravaganza, and “Let the Sunshine In,” Claire Denis’s examination of love and loneliness starring Juliette Binoche.
The Lofty Optimism of Spotify and the Influence of the Streaming Revolution | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-lofty-optimism-of-spotify-and-the-influence-of-the-streaming-revolution?mbid=nl_Daily%20040318&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=13246144&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1380233989&spReportId=MTM4MDIzMzk4OQS2A company that once seemed untenable, if not immoral—all of this music, for free, and it’s legal?—is now mainstream. On Tuesday, it will go public.
A Physicist’s Farewell to Stephen Hawking | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/a-physicists-farewell-to-stephen-hawkingHawking was a scientific and cultural revolutionary. He saw the cosmos as no one before him had—and he could explain it to the masses, too. Stephen Hawking delighted in reminding audiences that he was born three hundred years to the day after the death of Galileo, on January 8, 1942. Imagine how Hawking would have reacted could he have known that he would die on March 14, 2018—the hundred and thirty-ninth anniversary of Albert Einstein’s birth.
“The Death of Stalin” Dares to Make Evil Funny | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03/19/the-death-of-stalin-dares-to-make-evil-funny?mbid=nl_Daily%20031018&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=13091367&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1360897721&spReportId=MTM2MDg5NzcyMQS2In Armando Iannucci’s outrageous comedy about the dead tyrant’s underlings, every gag is girded with fear.
It’s beginning to look a lot like… Hitler! Our proud president should know! Go Pinoy Pride!
Kenya’s Dangerous Path Toward Authoritarianism | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/kenyas-dangerous-path-toward-authoritarianism?mbid=nl_Daily%20021018%20Control&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=12907812&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1340854494&spReportId=MTM0MDg1NDQ5NAS2A recent media blackout has raised questions about the strength of democracy and the judiciary in East Africa’s most economically powerful nation.