Director Spike Jonze has made the weirdest, most timely romance of the year—in which Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with an operating system. And, as with so many love stories, the making of the movie was equal parts turbulence and passion.
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A-Rod’s juicy lawsuit against Major League Baseball.
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On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, it was not an elected official, but one of the most brilliant and inspiring first ladies in American history, Michelle Obama, who lit up the room, silenced the booing throngs, and opened up a can of elegant whoop-ass on...More »]]>
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Suppose you didn't know about the Bernie-or-Bust bros chanting "Lock Her Up" on the streets of Philadelphia Monday morning, or some of his delegates booing him Monday afternoon for calling Hillary Clinton's election as president urgent and mandatory. Imagine you didn't know the chattering classes were buzzing all...More »]]>
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The Democratic convention began in an atmosphere of nervousness, as polls showed that the RNC's seemingly disastrous orgy of plagiarism, hate, and rambling celebrity has-beens somehow lifted Donald Trump into the lead. The nervousness soon burst into outright panic as it quickly appeared that the Bernie Sanders contingent was...More »]]>
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Almost everything about the drama Democrats found themselves in on the first day of their convention — the leaked DNC emails roiling the Democratic party, the chorus of boos raining down on every speaker who mentions Hillary Clinton — was unexpected. But the least surprising development is the resignation of...More »]]>
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As Eric Levitz noted, Bernie Sanders drew some loud boos in a meeting this afternoon with "his" delegates by stressing the importance of electing Hillary Clinton as president. Nancy Pelosi got hassled in a meeting of the California delegation by Bernie supporters as well. And Debbie Wasserman Schultz got...More »]]>
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The Democratic National Convention certainly isn't looking any more unified than it was this morning. At this point, the Bernie Sanders delegates inside of Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center have made it clear that they'll boo and otherwise vocalize their discontent at every mention of Hillary Clinton's name — even...More »]]>
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With the Democratic National Convention under way, the FBI has announced that it's looking into the email hack (20,000 messages were posted to WikiLeaks over the weekend) that is now threatening to derail the proceedings in Philadelphia. "The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC...More »]]>
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Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. This week, the topic is the media and its shortcomings, in conjunction with New York’s cover story.
Did the media screw up in its coverage of the Donald Trump campaign? If so, how?
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As a veteran of the boiler room at six Democratic conventions, I have a certain perspective on the mechanics of these events. The palpable disorganization in Cleveland struck me as eminently avoidable, and probably the product of inexperienced and overmatched Trump operatives who could not effectively manage the army of...More »]]>
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So, does a presidential candidate in a highly polarized environment get a "bounce" from a disorganized and divided convention that struck many of the nominee's enemies as reminiscent of certain 20th-century authoritarian spectacles? Apparently so. The first batch of post-convention polls universally shows Trump making gains. He now has...More »]]>
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The cultivation of friendly candidates in elections in other countries, and efforts to intervene on their behalf, is a staple of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy. Putin’s Russia has been proven or credibly alleged to have boosted friendly candidates in France, Germany, Austria, and, most successfully, in the election...More »]]>
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Things are off to a bit of a rough start at the Democratic National Convention, which, as of Monday morning, appeared to be a festival of booing and criticism directed at Hillary Clinton and soon-to-be former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
On Sunday, around 1,000 Bernie Sanders supporters
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After last week's Republican National Convention — with its disorganization and Mad Max vision of America — it seemed like the Democratic National Convention would be a comparatively boring affair. But over the weekend, WikiLeaks (or maybe Russia) came to the rescue, releasing a trove of 20,000 stolen emails in which...More »]]>
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Donald Trump and Mike Pence set such a low bar for vice-presidential rollouts that all Hillary Clinton had to do in her first joint interview with Tim Kaine was prove that she's spoken to her running mate for more than 20 minutes. The soon-to-be Democratic ticket went above and...More »]]>
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the embattled head of the Democratic National Committee, will resign from her position and have, at most, a limited role at the Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia, Politico is reporting. Her resignation comes amid pressure from top Democrats after she and other DNC officials were...More »]]>
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Billionaire businessman and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg will officially endorse Hillary Clinton for president in a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention this week. The New York Times reports that the one-time Democrat, then Republican, and now independent — who himself heavily considered running for president...More »]]>
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The Hillary Clinton–Tim Kaine ticket — and some new signage — made their debut Saturday afternoon, at Florida International University in Miami. Clinton dropped her choice for vice-president Friday night, through a text message to supporters and a tweet. Virginia senator Tim Kaine also tweeted Friday...More »]]>
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Eight years ago, Barack Obama was impressed enough with Tim Kaine to give the young governor serious consideration for the vice-presidency. Perusing the media coverage at the time, I could not find a single example of progressive dismay at Kaine (though it’s quite possible I simply missed it). While most...More »]]>
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So it’s Tim Kaine after all as Hillary Clinton’s running mate: the “safe” and “boring” choice who clearly benefited from a high comfort level with the presumptive nominee and her husband, and energetic lobbying from their mutual friend, Terry McAuliffe, the current governor of Virginia.
For all the talk of...More »]]>
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Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday to brag about the “big” ratings for the Republican National Convention, but — shocker!— that’s not quite right. According to preliminary Nielsen data, about 32.8 million viewers across seven networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC) watched Trump’s 75-minute acceptance...More »]]>
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