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When Bob Woodward began interviewing Donald Trump during the pandemic, he found access to be unprecedented—disconcertingly so—despite Woodward having written critically of the former President in 2018. “I could call him anytime, [and] he would call me,” Woodward says. His wife, Elsa Walsh, “used to joke [that] there’s three of us in the marriage.” Woodward talks with David Remnick about “The Trump Tapes,” a new audiobook of his phone calls with the President. And, in the wake of Daman Hamlin’s accident, the staff writer Louisa Thomas talks about an uncomfortable truth: football’s danger to players is part of its singular popularity. And the staff writer Julian Lucas talks with the photographer Marilyn Nance, whose new book “Last Day in Lagos” documents FESTAC ’77, a monthlong festival that took place in Nigeria. FESTAC has been described as the most important Black cultural event of the twentieth century—so why have so few people heard of it?
Bob Woodward on His Trump Tapes
The legendary journalist has chronicled the White House going back to Nixon. He knows how to interview Presidents. But, with Donald Trump, Woodward got more than he bargained for.
The Innate Violence of Football
In the wake of Damar Hamlin’s accident, the staff writer Louisa Thomas talks with David Remnick about an uncomfortable truth: football’s danger to players is part of its singular popularity.
The Photographer Who Documented a Long-Forgotten Pan-African Festival
Julian Lucas talks with Marilyn Nance about FESTAC ’77, described as the most important Black cultural event of the last century. Why have so few people heard of it?
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