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The Atlantic’s Week in Culture


Jon Stewart’s Election-Eve Cameo Was a Dud- David Sims laments the former Daily Show host’s uninspiring appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

The Fascinating, Maddening End of The FallSophie Gilbert reviews the Netflix show’s intriguing and frustrating third season.

How Stephen Colbert Tried to Process Trump’s Victory- David Sims explains how the late-night host’s live election special was an indicator of the cultural moment the country is entering.

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Still Poetry, Will Rise- Megan Garber talks to the editor of Poetry magazine to understand why so many people are seeking solace in verse in the aftermath of the election.

Donald Trump’s Dystopias- Sophie Gilbert explores how writers have taken to speculative fiction to make sense of a future with the new president-elect at the helm.

The Poetry of CNN’s Election-Day Chyrons- Megan Garber weaves together a sampling of the news network’s hilarious captions.

Clinton Concedes; Pundits Decide She’s ‘Emotional’- Megan Garber tackles CNN’s gendered descriptions and expectations of the Democratic candidate’s powerful concession speech.

A Podcast Listener’s Guide to the 2016 Election- Matt Thompson provides an extensive list of the best audio tools, both closely and loosely related to the presidential race.

Inside D.C.’s Donald Trump-Themed Speakeasy- Megan Garber adventures to a bar serving cocktails inspired by (and satirizing) the president-elect.

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