Nearly eight years have passed since the Swedish musician Robyn last released a full-length album. She talks with David Remnick about the personal difficulties that delayed her for so long. The departing senator Claire McCaskill sounds off to Susan Glasser about how political dysfunction is weakening American democracy. The pop-music critic Amanda Petrusich picks three favorites from 2018, and a fight director for the Metropolitan Opera explains how to get in a brawl while singing very loudly.
Exit Senator McCaskill, Stage Center
One of the most moderate Democrats in the Senate, Missouri’s Claire McCaskill, lost her seat in the midterms. She debriefs with The New Yorker’s Washington correspondent, Susan Glasser.
Robyn Talks with David Remnick
The Swedish pop star is as adored by critics as she is loved by fans; she talks about the long and difficult gestation of her latest album, “Honey.”
Lessons from a Master of Onstage Mayhem
The fight director B. H. Barry has taught performers to simulate stabbings, stranglings, duels, and brawls—while singing at the tops of their lungs.
Amanda Petrusich Picks Three Top Hits of 2018
A music critic shares three of her favorites this year: a Catalan singer, a banjo balladeer, and Ariana Grande.
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