The Week Magazine

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The Week makes sense of the news by curating the best of the U.S. and international media into a succinct, lively digest.

Editor’s letter

Trump refuses to accept Biden’s victory

New vaccine hope as Covid cases soar

It wasn’t all bad

Democrats: Why this was not a wave election

Good week/bad week

Only in America

Defunding the police

Covid in mink

What Snipes learned behind bars • Wesley Snipes

Newton-John’s ‘gift’ of cancer • Olivia Newton-John

Greta’s superpower • Greta Thunberg

In the news

The crisis in college sports

How to fix our election chaos

An economic populist might have won

A major defeat for legal discrimination


I read it in the tabloids • It must be true…

Our leader tweets like Trump

Our failure to watch a jihadist

How they see us: Collective sigh of relief at Biden win

How they see us: American democracy in crisis

The man who showed Soviets how to laugh

Why we are grateful for Trump

Georgia: Control of the Senate at stake

The polls: Why so wrong—again?


Harris: A breakthrough for women of color

The GOP: Is there life after Trump?

Wit & Wisdom

Pick of the week’s cartoons

Social media: Another election filled with disinformation

What’s new in tech • Bytes

Innovation of the week

How the modern dog came to be

Crispr’s damaging side effects

Lasting T-cell immunity to Covid?

Universal lullabies

A truly hellish planet

The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar • Book of the week

The Cold Millions • Novel of the week

The Best of Me

Chosen by Kiese Laymon • Best books...

In conflicts of the heart • Also of interest…

Cecily von Ziegesar • Author of the week

Making the Met, 1870–2020 • Exhibit of the week

New and notable podcasts


The Climb


The Week’s guide to what’s worth watching

Streaming tips

Small Axe • Show of the week

Fall vegetables: Two warming dishes for these longer nights

The turkey market: A year of ups and downs for farmers

Cocktails: A knockout toddy

Thanksgiving 2020: How Americans plan to celebrate

Distancing season: Making the most of it

Homes in and around Pittsburgh

Boeing: 737 Max close to flying again

Amazon: European Union levels antitrust charges

The bottom line

Prop 22: Californians roll back gig regulations

What the experts say

Charity of the week

Economy: No end to the stimulus stalemate

Black-owned banks are disappearing

China brings a hammer down on Jack Ma

The unflappable quizmaster who captained Jeopardy! • Alex Trebek, 1940–2020

The Texas songwriter who shaped outlaw country • Billy Joe Shaver, 1939–2020

A strong believer in fate

The Week Contest

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