The 10.31.21 Issue

Highlights

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    The Port of Beirut in August, a year after the explosion.
    CreditDiego Ibarra Sánchez for The New York Times

    How Corruption Ruined Lebanon

    The deadly port blast, the triple-digit inflation, the energy shortages — Lebanon’s many crises have a shared root: misrule by a self-dealing elite.

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  1. Eat

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    CreditRyan Liebe for The New York Times. Food stylist: Sue Li. Prop stylist: Nicole Louie.

    Dinner for 10? Make This Party Wreath.

    This festively retro dish will delight a dinner with friends, however many you invite.

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  2. Letter of Recommendation

    Photo
    CreditIllustration by Paige Mehrer

    Why We Need ‘Goosebumps’ More Than Ever

    Thanks to R.L. Stine’s scary stories for kids, I’ve been able to replace some of the real horrors of the past year with fears outlandish enough to laugh at.

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  1. Poem

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    CreditIllustration by R. O. Blechman

    Poem: [If you want to make it to the moon]

    From Dan Chiasson's “The Math Campers,” a book that is funky the way that math is.

    By Dan Chiasson and