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Let’s Not Put Trump’s Name on the Nobel Prize Quite Yet

Far be it from me to say whether Donald Trump’s diplomacy on the Korean peninsula entitles him to join Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama among our recent Nobel Peace Prize laureates. But Condoleezza Rice is surely correct to suggest that the Trump administration—including ex-secretary of state Rex Tillerson—deserves …

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Opportunity Knocks

Break into journalism’s top tier with the Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship, which provides nine months’ experience with the Wall Street Journal’s opinion section in New York, beginning this fall. Fellows receive pay of $5,000 per month through our good friends at the Fund for American Studies. To learn more and …

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Congrats, Michael Ramirez!

A tip of The Scrapbook homburg to our friend Michael Ramirez, whose dazzling cartoons grace this section every week. Michael, a two-time Pulitzer winner, has added to his laurels by winning first place in the National Headliner Awards contest this year for editorial cartoons. We’re very proud of him—doubly so …

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On the Cutting Edge, as Always

Big news from the publishing world. As print journals search for ways to adapt to evolving attitudes and new technologies, the New York Times Magazine has taken a bold step. The Times Magazine has been edited since 2014 by Jake Silverstein, formerly editor of the Texas Monthly, who upon joining …

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Infinity War: Crowded Crossover

I’ve been writing about superhero movies in this magazine for going on two decades now, and I think over that time I’ve established that I am not a fanboy. I didn’t read the comics, I don’t care how closely the characters or the plots hew to the originals, and I’m …

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‘Minus the Physical Exertion’

Kids used to goof off by playing video games instead of doing their homework. Today, Junior might want to hone those gaming skills—some colleges are now trying to recruit “athletes” in what are euphemistically called “e-sports.”More than 60 colleges have joined something called the National Association of Collegiate Esports. It …

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Pivotal Pope

In the waning light of a late November afternoon in Rome, in the year 1848, a man in the simple black garb of a parish priest could be seen leaving a back door of the Quirinal Palace, the papal residence. In front of the palace was an angry mob of …

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Revisions of Love

Although the focus of Julian Barnes’s compelling new novel, The Only Story, is a love affair, it isn’t merely a book about love. It is mainly about memory and the vagaries of memory. Nor does Barnes tell just one story. He tells three, weaving their threads together. It’s only after …

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