1. zdi
    This Zoom D*ck Incident Is the Talk of the TownNew Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin was allegedly caught masturbating on a video call.
  2. vision 2020
    New York Post Insiders Slag ‘Very Flimsy’ Hunter Biden StoriesThe Murdoch tabloid’s October surprise was so controversial that the man who wrote most of it refused to put his name on it.
  3. california wildfires
    Trump Rejects, Then Grants Wildfire Disaster Aid to CaliforniaThe Trump administration first rejected the state’s request for a federal disaster declaration for its September wildfires. It’s still unclear why.
  4. media
    The Fall of TroyHearst hired a belligerent leader to disrupt its magazine business. Then fired him mid-disruption. Now it’s left with — what, exactly?
  5. electric vehicles
    California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 2035Governor Newsom’s office estimates the rule will cut the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 35 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent.
  6. 2020 elections
    Loeffler Ad Boasts She’s More Conservative Than Attila the HunIn a relentless Trumpier-than-thou competition with Doug Collins, the appointed senator’s extremism could cost her in a general-election runoff.
  7. extreme weather
    The 2020 Hurricane Season Is Officially Out of NamesThe record-breaking hurricane season has forced meteorologists to use the Greek alphabet to name storms for only the second time in history.
  8. climate change
    Biden’s Climate Messaging Skirts an Inconvenient Truth“It’s too late to make things better, but we can limit how much worse things get” doesn’t seem to play well on the stump.
  9. wildfires
    West Coast Wildfires: 4.6 Million Acres Burned and CountingAn unprecedented number of large wildfires in Washington, Oregon, and California continue to burn, while smoke literally chokes the region.
  10. life after warming
    California Can’t Afford to Wait for Climate ActionThe horrific fires of 2020 are just a preview. No matter what we do, two to four times as much land area will soon burn annually in the West.
  11. encounter
    Starting Trouble With the New York Times Media Columnist Ben Smith“I like asking weird, awkward questions that don’t necessarily make me seem like a good person.”
  12. the republican party
    The GOP Is No Longer the Pro-Business PartyThe right’s contempt for climate science and Keynesianism makes it incapable of governing in capital’s long-term interests.
  13. climate change
    Photos: Wildfires Generate Apocalyptic Skies Across West Coast“Surreal” is the word of the day.
  14. ideas
    How Fantasy Triumphed Over Reality in American PoliticsThat doesn’t mean that the nation is on the verge of collapse, or even in decline. A new phase of history might be just beginning.
  15. climate change
    Federal Report Warns of Financial Disaster of Climate ChangeA report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission confirms that business-as-usual emissions are extremely bad for business.
  16. urbanism
    Obviously, New York Is a Fiery Hellscape of Crime, Anarchy, and MiseryBicycling. Meeting friends in the park. Late-summer produce. Nightmarish.
  17. media
    A Guide to the Newsletter Economy“Paying for writers that you trust is a way to take back control,” said Substack CEO Chris Best.
  18. california wildfires
    California’s Disaster Overload: Wildfires, Air, and COVID-19Firefighters remain stretched far too thin, and the coronavirus implications of the still uncontained wildfire crisis are dire.
  19. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Answered the Obamas’ CallIn a speech that reinforced his convention’s themes, particularly the Obamas’ call to vote as a moral imperative, Biden picked up the torch.
  20. life after warming
    What Climate Alarm Has Already AchievedEven as we “normalize” climate change, we’ve also normalized alarmism, with panic about warming suddenly at the very center of our politics.
  21. coronavirus stimulus
    The GOP’s Big Lie About Why COVID Stimulus Talks FailedMcConnell accuses Democrats of holding relief hostage to ideological priorities unrelated to the pandemic, but that is precisely what he did.
  22. cityscape
    COVID-19 Studies Are Proving That Density Is Not the EnemyThe real risk factor is different.
  23. coronavirus
    The Pandemic and Natural Disasters Are Colliding AgainIsaias in the east and the Apple fire in California reveal the potential for disaster, as the pandemic, fire season, and hurricane season all line up.
  24. cityscape
    New York Is Getting Loud AgainAs traffic and infrastructure work begin to return, the city sounds more like itself. But not quite the same as before.
  25. cityscape
    New York City Is Facing a Census EmergencyAnd if we’re undercounted, the results may be dire.
  26. feature
    A Plague Is an Apocalypse. But It Can Bring a New World.Civilizations cause pandemics, collapse from them, and, sometimes, are remade by them.
  27. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: See You Next FridayIf the mainstream media will not host a diversity of opinion, then the nonmainstream needs to pick up the slack. That’s what I’ll be doing next.
  28. cityscape
    The 15-Minute City: Can New York Be More Like Paris?And should it?
  29. intelligencer chats
    Could the Pandemic Be a Climate Turning Point?The volatile political conditions created by the coronavirus may matter more than a temporary downturn in carbon emissions.
  30. joe biden
    Biden’s New Climate Plan Is Also His Stimulus PlanAnd that’s the best thing about his $2 trillion vision for making America run on 100 percent clean electricity by 2035.
  31. 2020 election
    Kanye West and the Media Are Once Again Playing a Dangerous GameThere needs to be a reckoning about the toxic relationship between Kanye West and the vox populi.
  32. the discourse
    ‘Defending a Free Society’ Requires Radically Changing This OneThe myopia and hypocrisy of “philosophical liberals” undermine their critiques of “cancel culture.”
  33. fox news
    Tucker Carlson: Protect American ‘Culture’ and ‘Heritage’ From Tammy DuckworthThe Fox News host continued his attacks on the Illinois Democrat, calling her a “coward,” a “moron,” and a “fraud.”
  34. cityscape
    For Blue-Sky Urban Ideas, It May Be Now or NeverAs the worst of the crisis (possibly) recedes, opportunity.
  35. life after warming
    Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of TimeClimate change isn’t just a brutal form of time travel to both the future and prehuman past, it is discombobulating to our very sense of linear time.
  36. burning questions
    Everything You Wondered About the 111 Cuomo Briefings“I know it couldn’t have been easy for you, because it was hell for me, and we all lived it together.”
  37. summer in the city
    We’re Headed for a Hot, Dark SummerThe coming months are poised to bring new outbreaks, blackouts, evictions, and unrest.
  38. cityscape
    To Trumpers, the Shared Space of the Street Is an Unprivatized ThreatIt’s just [waves hands] that dirty area between the car and the front door, right?
  39. climate change
    Last Month Was the Hottest Ever RecordedAnd shuttering the global economy wasn’t sufficient to prevent the concentration of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere from hitting an all-time high.
  40. cityscape
    It’s Time to Do Away With Rush HourWhen the pandemic ends, let’s consider what we learned about shuffled work times and staggered shifts and keep the good parts.
  41. cityscape
    Opening Up Everything Too Soon Is, Effectively, Age DiscriminationWithout universal testing, you’re locking up the elderly.
  42. summer in the city
    That Office AC System Is Great — at Recirculating VirusesDeep breaths may not be calming.
  43. vision 2020
    Could Biden Move Left on National Security?His party-unifying repositioning on domestic policy might extend to such topics as the Pentagon spending cuts that Sanders and Warren have promoted.
  44. life after warming
    Welcome to the End of the ‘Human Climate Niche’The pandemic shows how hard it is going to be to adapt comfortably to climate change.
  45. vision 2020
    Why Kavanaugh Is the Focus of Republican Attacks on BidenThe GOP would prefer to compare Biden to Kavanaugh, a party-unifying figure, rather than Trump himself, accused of far more misconduct.
  46. biography of a building
    Exploring a Real-Estate Time Capsule in HarlemInside Graham Court, a Gilded Age rental from the architects behind the Apthorp.
  47. cityscape
    The Return of Fear in New YorkThe city, a child of disaster, remembers its past.
  48. life after warming
    The Coronavirus Is a Preview of Our Climate-Change FutureThe warming of the planet will lead to pandemics that are far more dangerous and disruptive.
  49. intelligencer chats
    Should Networks Stop Airing Trump’s Falsehood-Filled Coronavirus Briefings?A daily dose of presidential misinformation might not be what America needs right now.
  50. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Creates an Opening for Progressivism — Also BarbarismThe pandemic spotlights both the necessity of solidarity and the widespread appeal of abandoning out-groups in times of crisis.
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