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PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
'Indigenous Writing Is Going to Continue to Set the Bar for Literary Excellence': An Interview With Alicia Elliott and Arielle Twist
Terese Marie Mailhot interviews Alicia Elliott and Arielle Twist about some recent triumphs in Indigenous literature—and about other triumphs still to come.
Jia Tolentino Talks to Samantha Irby About 'Trick Mirror'
The New Yorker staff writer discusses her unpublished first novel, and why Americans are perennially obsessed with a good scam.
'The Farewell' Captures the Chinese-American Experience in a Way I Never Thought I'd See on Screen
Going to China as a second-generation Chinese American is a deeply personal and overwhelming experience—and this movie evokes it beautifully.
Lyz Lenz on Faith, Loss, and Sexism in Rural America
The author of God Land discusses misogyny in church leadership—and why so many depictions of Jesus look like Brad Pitt.
Andrew Yang's Doom-and-Gloom Climate Statement Shows His Silicon Valley Roots
Yang, the long-shot Democratic 2020 candidate, is playing up his credentials as a pragmatist. But there's nothing pragmatic about letting climate change proceed unchecked.
Marianne Williamson's Ideas About Health and Disability Are Downright Dangerous
The threats that Williamson's ideas present to disabled people are not just hypothetical.
What Lisa Taddeo Learned in Eight Years of Reporting on American Desire
Taddeo's new book profiles the intimate wants and needs of three women across the country.
A Code of Conduct for How Media Should Interview Trauma Survivors
Reflections from a trauma specialist and survivor.
Trap Shooting With Pastors to Bridge the Rural-Urban Divide
An excerpt from Lyz Lenz's God Land.
What the Oregon State Senate Standoff Tells Us About the GOP and the Far Right
The Oregon GOP standoff was merely the most recent escalation of a far-right strategy that has been with us for a long time.
What Would It Mean If Trump Labeled Antifa as a Terrorist Organization?
Ted Cruz and other conservatives are calling for the group to be recognized as a terror organization, and Trump tweeted he might have the DOJ define it as one.
Why Can't Reality TV Stop Stereotyping Black Women?
Even when reality TV's dating franchises include dark-skinned black women, too often these shows end up reinforcing false and harmful stereotypes.
'There Is a Hidden Violence': Jeremy Slack on the Human Tragedy of Deportation
In his new book, Deported to Death, Jeremy Slack undertakes one of the most thorough efforts to date to track the fate of deportees.
Nancy Pelosi May Not Deserve Blame for Democrats Not Impeaching Donald Trump
Impeachment may well be the right course, but the speaker might not have the votes for a resolution to pass in the House.
How Robert Morgenthau's View of the Holocaust Inspired His Crusade Against Corruption
Inside the family history that led Morgenthau to turn class traitor and take on white-collar crime.
The Supreme Court Blocked Mandatory Medicaid Expansion. A New Study Finds That Cost 15,000 Lives.
When the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare's Medicaid expansion was optional, 13 states opted out.
When It Comes to Climate, Why Are We Willing to Sacrifice Lives for Money?
Of course addressing the climate crisis will cost money. The important question is how we can save and improve lives by spending it.
The Most Disturbing Thing About Trump's Racism Is How American It Is
When asked about Americans considering his tweets racist, Trump responded, "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me."