The 1.23.22 Issue


  1. Photo
    Near Avdiivka.
    CreditPhotograph by Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum, for The New York Times

    In the Trenches of Ukraine’s Forever War

    Russian belligerence has drawn the world’s attention back to the eight-year-old secessionist rebellion in the Donbas region: a deadlocked, time-warped conflict with no end in sight.

    By James Verini and

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    CreditIllustration by Patricia Doria

    How A.I. Conquered Poker

    Good poker players have always known that they need to maintain a balance between bluffing and playing it straight. Now they can do so perfectly.


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    CreditIllustration by Tomi Um

    The Ethicist

    Can I Ask My Ex to Delete Those Nude Pics?

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to make a delicate request without provocation, and more.


  1. Eat

    CreditLinda Xiao for The New York Times. Food stylist: Sue Li. Prop stylist: Pamela Duncan Silver.

    The Fish That Comes With a Year of Good Luck

    A Hawaiian specialty cooked the way a local has been making it for 25 years.


  2. Letter of Recommendation

    CreditIllustration by Dan Gluibizzi

    Why Holding a Grudge Is So Satisfying

    A good grudge is watered down, drinkable and refreshingly effervescent, the low-calorie lager to resentment’s bootleg grain alcohol.


  3. Tip

    CreditIllustration by Radio

    How to Survive an Avalanche

    Move to the top of the debris. Create an air pocket in front of your face.


  4. Poem

    CreditIllustration by R. O. Blechman

    Poem: At Last There Is Yesterday

    This poem (in translation) by Wang Yin, a Chinese poet based in Shanghai, aptly captures the slipperiness of time, memory and dreams.

    By Wang Yin and