"Southern Honeymoon", by Amy Davidson; "Seven Minutes", by Nick Paumgarten; "Heavy Petting", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "The Virologist", by Andrew Marantz; "Leviathan", by David Sedaris; "Small Differences", by Louis Menand; "Button-Pusher", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Good Fights", by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Working-Class Heroes" by Jelani Cobb; "In Living Color" by Emily Nussbaum; "Room for Debate" by Andrew Marantz; and "Wild Things" by Anthony Lane.
In the months leading up to the election, some fake news stories generated more engagement on Facebook than real news stories. We consider the landscape of misinformation and how to separate truth from fiction.
Plus: Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, hasn't just influenced political discourse through the incendiary Breitbart News — he's also sabotaged his chosen politicians through investigative journalism.
"Limited Options", by George Packer; "Minsanity", by Ben McGrath; "Uber Alles", by James Surowiecki; "Keystone Cops", by Ryan Lizza; "Unreality Star", by Andrew Marantz; and "How They Roll", by Anthony Lane.