The 11.22.20 Issue

Highlights

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    Feature

    Inside the Chaotic, Cutthroat Gray Market for N95 Masks

    As the country heads into a dangerous new phase of the pandemic, the government’s management of the P.P.E. crisis has left the private sector still straining to meet anticipated demand.

    By

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    The author’s maternal great-grandfather, Joe Humphrey, around 1950.
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    The Challenge of Black Patriotism

    For Black Americans, loving the country and criticizing it have always been inseparable — something other Americans have often struggled to understand.

    By

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    Feature

    David Fincher’s Impossible Eye

    With ‘Mank,’ America’s most famously exacting director tackles the movie he’s been waiting his entire career to make.

    By

  1. Screenland

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    CreditPhoto illustration by Najeebah Al-Ghadban

    Watch These TikTok Videos. The Vibe Is Contagious.

    When anxiety is running high, TikTok masters of “vibe” invite us into their lighter moments, from skating backward to rocking out.

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  2. Poem

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    Poem: A Yearning to Wrinkle

    Even our clothes suffer when they're stuck at home. In this poem, a shirt dreams of the wider world.

    By Charlie Pendergast and

  3. The Ethicist

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    CreditIllustration by Tomi Um

    How Do I Deal With Cheating in the Age of Zoom?

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to encourage honesty among students when exams are conducted online — and more.

    By

  4. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman

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    CreditIllustration by Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy

    Judge Hodgman on Stealing Yard Fruit

    Should your partner take raspberries from someone else’s bush?

    By

  1. Letter of Recommendation

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    Heated Car Seats Are an Antidote to Our Grief

    They deliver a pleasure both maternal and sensual, cocooning you like a child in the lap of some warm, benevolent bear.

    By

  2. Tip

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    How to Find a Lost Hamster

    Close all your doors. Look at night. Check small, dark spaces.

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  3. Eat

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    CreditHeami Lee for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Rebecca Bartoshesky.

    Salt-Rising Bread: A Delicious and Nearly Lost Tradition

    This yeast-free bread connects us to long-ago bakers and rewards those who are patient with a delicate, cakelike crumb.

    By

  4. Issue 11.22.20

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    Behind the Cover: Trump’s Liability

    A look at the potential criminal liability facing Donald Trump as he leaves office — and the historic dilemma America will face as a result.