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From the High-School Diaries of Johnny Appleseed

Johnny DiNapoli imagines the high-school diaries of Johnny Appleseed: “Homecoming was O.K. Not sure who won, but I ate a personal best of eleven apples.”

Starbucks and the Issue of White Space

What’s most crucial isn’t whether a company can diminish bias among its employees. It’s the acknowledgment that bias is so pervasive it has to try. Jelani Cobb writes.

Sunday Reading: Artistic Personalities

Stories about artists, writers, actors, and musicians.

John McCain, Honor, and Self-Reflection

David Remnick on the life and legacy of Senator John McCain, who is conducting a public self-reckoning as he battles Stage IV brain cancer.

Britain Considers Life Without Its Russian Oligarchs

Sam Knight on Britain’s decision to crack down on Russian oligarchs following a nerve-agent attack against a former Russian spy on British soil.

More Chaos as Trump Suggests the North Korea Summit May Be Back On

John Cassidy on the Trump Administration’s announcement that the summit with North Korea, which was planned for June 12th but cancelled this week, may proceed after all.

Donald Trump, the Fighter-in-Chief, Pardons Jack Johnson

Kelefa Sanneh on President Donald Trump’s pardon for the early-twentieth-century boxing champion Jack Johnson, who died in 1946.

Can Novak Djokovic Return to Form in France?

Louisa Thomas writes about whether the tennis player Novak Djokovic could stage a comeback at this year’s French Open tournament.

A Record of Syrian Monuments Before ISIS

John Gendall writes about the photography of the veteran architectural photographer Peter Aaron, whose images of Syria, from 2009, serve as a quiet reminder of the country’s recent past.

Hiring: A Team of Rock-Star Entrepreneurs to Launch My Startup, Unless I Get a Real Job First

Lucas Gardner satirizes a hiring notice for a new startup, which will be abandoned just as soon as the founder gets a real job.

The Chewing-Gum Workout Plan

Alan Burdick discusses the science of how chewing gum affects human physiology.

The Rush of Seeing Harvey Weinstein’s Perp Walk

Doreen St. Felix on witnessing Harvey Weinstein at a police station and in court to face charges of sexual misconduct, following the allegations that started the #MeToo movement.

The G.D.P.R., Europe’s New Privacy Law, and the Future of the Global Data Economy

Julia Powles discusses how the big tech companies have been preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation, a new European Union law that promises consumers better control over their personal

Bonus Daily Cartoon: Friday, May 25th

Barry Blitt’s Bonus Daily Cartoon is a cancelled summit sketch.

Malcolm Gladwell on School Shootings, and the Return of Paul Schrader

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, a New Yorker staff writer tries to explain the epidemic of senseless violence in our schools, and a legendary screenwriter and director makes a masterpiece.

In the Trump Era, We Are Losing the Ability to Distinguish Reality from Vacuum

Masha Gessen on asserting and maintaining a fact-based reality amid the everyday disorientation of the Trump Administration.

What to Stream This Weekend: Movies in the Spirit of Philip Roth

Richard Brody recommends movies inspired by the writer Philip Roth to stream from Amazon, Google, and other services, including “Such Good Friends,” “Sex Is Comedy,” and “C.S.A.: The Confederate

Too Close To Home

Liana Finck illustrates a humorous story about a trip to the café that turns into a spiral of anxiety and shame.

Rafael Nadal Is the King of Clay. Why Isn’t There a Queen?

Gerald Marzorati on why women’s professional tennis lacks a dominant clay-court champion, as explained by Chris Evert, who discusses players including Justine Henin, Martina Navratilova, and Rafael

“Picnic at Hanging Rock,” Reviewed: A Haunting Evocation of Late Adolescence and All Its Mysteries

Troy Patterson reviews the new Amazon Prime show “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” a haunting evocation of late adolescence and all its mysteries.