The 11.29.20 Issue


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    The Fight to Win Latino Voters for the G.O.P.

    For 10 years, Libre — an arm of the Koch family’s Americans for Prosperity — has been working to foster conservatism in Hispanic communities. Now, the group is going all-in on Georgia’s Senate runoffs.


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    Mishler demonstrating the plow at home in Austin.
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    The Reigning Queen of Pandemic Yoga

    The YouTube celebrity Adriene Mishler made yoga accessible and search-optimized even before so many Americans were confined at home. Can she help us learn to live better lives in front of the computer?


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    Yo-Yo Ma and the Meaning of Life

    “Because of the practice of music, I delve into the inner life of whatever we are. I don’t have any answers, but I keep poking around.”

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    A French shortbread cookie with a puckery sharp lemon curd and a crunchy meringue top.
    CreditPhotograph by Heami LeeFood stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Rebecca Bartoshesky.

    A Lemon Meringue Cookie Good Enough to Be Imaginary

    For months, I’ve wanted to spend time with the central character of the Armand Gamache series. Since I can’t, I made these cookies for him instead.


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    How to Get in Sync With Someone

    Don’t talk. Try a rhythmic activity such as walking, dancing, marching, or drumming.


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    Poem: The next what-have-you

    Djelloul Marbrook's poems feel as connected as charms on a weighty silver necklace from an older country, passed down from the grandmothers.

    By Djelloul Marbrook and

  2. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman

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    Judge John Hodgman on the Un-Comped Soda

    Should a soft drink be gratis after a delay on your takeout order? What if you tweet about it?