Michelle Obama tops opening night for Democrats.
John Cassidy on Michelle keeping hope alive.
Gays, lesbians comprise record-high eight percent of delegates at DNC.
Richard Brody reviews Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s America.
Michiko Kakutani reviews Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue.
In the second of a series of conversations with La Di Da Festival filmmakers, Joshua Safdie and Maiko Endo discuss their films The Black Balloon and Kuichisan.
An excerpt from the new David Foster Wallace biography.
Sonic Youth’s top 10 Criterion titles, among them one Kim Gordon hasn’t seen.
Rich Juzwiak has problems with the New Yorker’s pronoun problem.
Dennis Lim chats with Joaquin Phoenix.
Of course James Murphy pronounces “Ibiza” that way.
Julian Castro’s speech last night:
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