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Couch potato: On the perils of watching TV with your parents

Graphic by Anaga Srinivas It’s a Saturday night, and me, my brother, dad and mom are perched on the couch watching TV. Finally, we’ve found something we can all watch together: “Succession,” a TV show about a filthy rich family with Machiavellian instincts. Though we may look like the picture …

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The Thing Divorced Parents Fear Most

— When people experience divorce, several life changes happen at once, often compounding an already-excruciating time for those involved. First, your partner is gone. Maybe you feel rejected. Maybe you feel guilt. The entire ebb and flow of your life turns upside down. Everything feels different. You either live in …

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The great American trauma in minute detail

Why, I asked some months back in these pages, do the protagonists in American fiction these days seem so lost? What is it they’re all so het up about? Well… everything. At least according to the narrator of Ducks, Newburyport. Lucy Ellmann’s monster novel is a more or less non-stop …

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Gulati: “It Was Always About the Game”

“There were no balls so we had to run to a Kmart and buy some,” Sunil Gulati remembered of the first U.S. Men’s National Team camp he was asked to run. It was 1985 and a bleak time for the game in America. The old North American Soccer League (NASL) …

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Nine New Books By Latinx Writers You’ve Got To Read

Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli (Knopf, out now) As thousands of families are being separated and detained at the US–Mexico border, another family takes a cross-country trip from New York to Arizona. In search of Apacheria, the stolen home of the Apaches, they listen to the news about the “immigration …

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Eight New Books By Latinx Writers You’ve Got To Read

Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli (Knopf, out now) As thousands of families are being separated and detained at the US–Mexico border, another family takes a cross-country trip from New York to Arizona. In search of Apacheria, the stolen home of the Apaches, they listen to the news about the “immigration …

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