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Previews: The Guardian Weekly – January 13, 2023

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The Guardian Weekly (January 13, 2023) – In Washington, the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives took 15 attempts just to fulfil its primary duty of appointing a speaker. Kevin McCarthy eventually squeaked through by four votes, after quelling a days-long revolt from a bloc of far-right conservatives. But, with a wafer-thin majority, and few powers, Nancy Pelosi’s successor looks set to be one of the weakest speakers in history.

For our big story, Washington bureau chief David Smith examines the chaos within Republican ranks and what it means for the party. It’s a theme picked up for this week’s cover by illustrator Justin Metz, who took the traditionally harmless-looking motif of the Republican elephant and turned it into something altogether more confrontational.

In Brazil, meanwhile, supporters of the former president Jair Bolsonaro stormed congress buildings in scenes eerily reminiscent of Washington on 6 January 2021. Latin America correspondent Tom Phillips reports on a dark day for Brazilian democracy, while Richard Lapper considers the potential fallout for the new president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and a deeply fractured nation.

There’s a feast of great writing elsewhere in this week’s magazine. British food writer Jack Monroe, who taught us how to eat well on a shoestring, opens up to Simon Hattenstone about her struggles with addiction.

And Chris Stringer, who has received a CBE for his work on human evolution, tells how his remarkable quest as a young researcher transformed understanding of our species.

Previews: The New Yorker Magazine – Oct 31, 2022

People dressed in Halloween costumes including a vampire a pirate and Batman walk through Grand Central.

The New Yorker – Inside the October 31, 2022 Issue:

Will Sanctions Against Russia End the War in Ukraine?

D.C. bureaucrats have worked stealthily with allies to open a financial front against Putin.

How Samuel Adams Helped Ferment a Revolution

Portrait of Samuel Adams writing on a chair.

A virtuoso of the eighteenth-century version of viral memes and fake news, he had a sense of political theatre that helped create a radical new reality.

Sergio García Sánchez’s “Old Haunts”

The artist discussed Día de todos los santos and taking inspiration from the Old Masters.

By Françoise Mouly, Art by Sergio García Sánchez

Previews: The Guardian Weekly – October 14, 2022

The cover of the 14 October edition of the Guardian Weekly.

Rebellion in Iran: Inside the 14 October Guardian Weekly

The women and girls facing down Iran’s leaders. Plus: Putin strikes back

For the past few weeks, nationwide protests have gripped Iran after the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who had been detained for breaching Islamic dress codes.

Details of what is happening inside the country remain patchy, but social media footage suggests action has been substantial, resulting in mass arrests and scores of deaths. Yet Iran’s repressive state apparatus has not been able to quell the unrest or diminish the morale of protesters, many of whom are young women and schoolgirls.

Preview: New York Times Magazine – July 10, 2022

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The 7.10.22 Issue

In this issue, Kim Tingley on the quest to make the most of our body clocks with “circadian medicine”; Virginia Eubanks on her partner’s PTSD and her struggle as a caregiver; Mark Binelli on Yuval Sharon, the most visionary opera director of his generation; Jake Bittle on the restaurateur who changed America’s energy industry; and more.