The Weekend’s Reading, August 26–27, 2017

Trump

Monique Judge, The Root, Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant to Donald Trump, Writes ‘Blunt Resignation Letter’ and Leaves Administration (August 25, 2017)

Fonts

Bobby Finger, Jezebel, Even the Dumbest Us Weekly Headlines Look Great In New Yorker Font (August 24, 2017)

Clothes

Megan Reynolds, The Muse, No One Wants to Wear a Going-Out Top Ever Again (August 23, 2017)

Louise Linton

Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, Louise Linton Isn’t Mad. You’re Mad (August 22, 2017) — this is great

Journalism

John Nichols, The Nation, What ‘The Village Voice’ Taught Us About Speaking Truth to Power (August 23, 2017)

Politics

Nate Silver, Five Thirty Eight, 7 Rules For Reading Trump’s Approval Rating (August 24, 2017)

Ghosts

Sadie Stein, The Paris Review, Harry: A Ghost Story (August 25, 2017)

Veils

Rafia Zakaria, The Paris Review, Putting on the Veil: Boys Invade an All-Girls School (August 23, 2017)

Music

Briana Younger, Pitchfork, Daniel Caesar: Freudian (August 26, 2017)

Crime

Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, What Will Be Preet Bharara’s Legacy? (August 24, 2017)

Movies

Sheila O’Malley, Roger Ebert.com, Beach Rats (August 25, 2017)

Bannon

Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker, How Steve Bannon Lost the Battle for the Soul of Trumpism (August 23, 2017)

Afghanistan

Rafia Zakaria, The Baffler, General McMaster and the Miniskirts (August 24, 2017)

Copy

Kyle Paoletta, The Baffler, Élite Politesse (August 23, 2017) — on The New Yorker’s famous style

LA

Linda Poon, Pacific Standard, L.A. Is Testing a New, Communal Approach to Fighting Homelessness (August 24, 2017)

Jokes

Dennis Young, The Awl, Clay Travis’s ESPN Joke, Workshopped (August 23, 2017)

Websites

Kevin Roderick, LA Observed, Memo: New LA Times publisher drops web widget (August 25, 2017) — this is good; the LAT website is misery

Law

Jedediah Purdy, n+1, Laundered Violence (August 23, 2017) — on the violence inherent in law

Religion

Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer, “You Don’t Make Deals With God” (August 25, 2017)

Tennis

Chris Almeida, The Ringer, Alexander Zverev Is Not Like the Next Big Things Who Came Before Him (August 25, 2017)

Baseball

Michael Baumann, The Ringer, Archie Bradley Doesn’t Want to Be the Best Reliever in Baseball — but He Is (August 23, 2017)

Basketball

Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer, Why Do So Many NBA Teams Try to Trade Their Stars for Klay Thompson? (August 24, 2017)

Media

Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, Why Sage Steele Needs to Go Sit Down and Stare Longingly at the Stirring Teaspoon (August 25, 2017) — it took me until the end of the article to realize, dummy me, that that’s a Get Out reference

TV

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Jason Wojciechowski

Jason Wojciechowski

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Union lawyer, A's ESPN SweetSpot blogger. Bow ties, bright pants, hella cats. I dissent.