Month: June 2022

Elif Batuman’s Either/Or is a portrait of the artist as a young idiot

Elif Batuman’s Either/Or is a portrait of the artist as a young idiot

Either/Or by Elif Batuman. | Left: Penguin Press. Right: Valentyn Kuzan. Batuman’s second novel is shaggy, strange, and sweet. The…

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Stop telling kids that climate change will destroy their world

Stop telling kids that climate change will destroy their world

Student protestors in Rome as part of the September 24, 2021 Climate Strike March | Simona Granati/Corbis via Getty Images…

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The January 6 committee’s biggest task is getting people to care

The January 6 committee’s biggest task is getting people to care

Trump supporters storm the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. | Samuel Corum/Getty Images The committee’s evidence…

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The bad vibes economy

The bad vibes economy

The economy is (probably) not as bad as you feel. | Getty Images/MirageC Is the economy actually bad, or does…

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Macron could lose absolute majority in parliament, poll finds

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron could have a hard time eking out an absolute majority in parliament in the…

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OECD slashes growth outlook for this year and next

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shaved off 1.5 percentage points from its December global growth outlook to 3…

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One person dead, many injured as car plows into people in Berlin

BERLIN — A car motored onto a crowded street in Berlin’s western shopping district Wednesday, causing at least one death…

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Crypto’s winter is here again. How long will it last?

Crypto’s winter is here again. How long will it last?

Bored & Hungry is a restaurant in Long Beach, California, based on characters from the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT…

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Macron’s right, keeping the Russian door ajar might be crucial

Jamie Dettmer is Opinion Editor at POLITICO Europe.  “Meeting jaw to jaw is better than war,” noted one of Britain’s…

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23.5M tons of food stuck in Ukraine, PM says

Ukraine is trying to ramp up its capacity to store grains like wheat and corn ahead of a summer harvest…

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Eurozone GDP grew faster than thought at start of the year

FRANKFURT — The eurozone grew at a more robust clip than initially estimated in the first quarter of this year,…

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Norway donates howitzers to Ukraine

Norway has donated 22 M109 tracked self-propelled howitzers, plus gear, spare parts and ammunition for the long-range weapons to the…

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Trump hits another snag: 6 takeaways from a big primary night

Trump hits another snag: 6 takeaways from a big primary night

Another round of Republicans on Donald Trump’s hit list survived on Tuesday, while in San Francisco, a progressive prosecutor didn’t….

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The ‘limpet’: Why Boris Johnson believes he can cling on

The ‘limpet’: Why Boris Johnson believes he can cling on

Boris Johnson does not claim to be the best cricketer in the world — or even the best in his…

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Ukraine war highlights stakes of Chinese attack on Taiwan

An authoritarian nuclear superpower invading a smaller but determined U.S.-armed neighbor is not the stuff of theoretical war games any…

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The ‘limpet’: Why Boris Johnson believes he can cling on

MEPs prepare for key climate vote against backdrop of war and inflation

STRASBOURG — Fears over war and living costs are testing the European Parliament’s commitment to climate action.  A year after signing…

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