The N+1 Candidate

Nikil Saval is a socialist candidate running for State Senate in Pennsylvania’s 1st district, which encompasses a huge swath of Philadelphia. He used to edit the literary and political magazine N+1, which is to say that he is more bookish than your standard elected-office-seeker. This occasionally gets in his way. During a recent forum about…

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Finding Beauty in a New Routine

The day before the governor of California announced a statewide shelter-in-place order, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, 36, a daytime talk show host on “The Real” and a YouTuber, and her husband of almost four years, Israel Houghton, 48, a gospel singer, songwriter and producer, moved to a new house in Calabasas, Calif. They were quarantined without much…

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Pamela Anderson’s Garden of Eden

Nothing can prepare you for FaceTiming Pamela Anderson. One second there is only you — staring, through a layer of iPhone glass, at your tired, trapped reflection, both of you hoping that is not how you actually look — and the next second there is Pamela Anderson, brightening the screen instantaneously and completely, the way…

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