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The New Yorker


Alex Ross on great music, plus five faves

Some thoughts from a New Yorker critic on what makes music great.


  George Packer and Tom Udall on the Senate’s ’empty chamber’

Need to Know talks with The New Yorker’s George Packer and Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico about gridlock in the U.S. Senate, once thought to be the greatest deliberative body in the world.


  The broken Senate

In a recent New Yorker article, George Packer described the Senate as a “sclerotic, wasteful, unhappy body.” He spoke with Need to Know.

Transcript: George Packer on ‘The Empty Chamber’

A transcript of Tom Casciato’s extended interview with The New Yorker’s George Packer.

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