Lucia Berlin made art from her chequered life

Lucia Berlin made art from her chequered life

Welcome Home. By Lucia Berlin. Edited by Jeff Berlin. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 176 pages; $25. Picador; £16.99.  Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor’s Picks. Evening in Paradise. By Lucia Berlin. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 256 pages; $26. Picador; £14.99.  IN 2015, 11 years after her death, Lucia Berlin was rediscovered. The…

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Adam Schiff hopes to fight Donald Trump with facts

Adam Schiff hopes to fight Donald Trump with facts

ONLY A PARTISAN Republican could describe the congressman for Tinseltown as a “Hollywood liberal”. Though socially liberal, Adam Schiff, a 58-year-old former federal prosecutor, is a fiscally sensible moderate with national-security chops. He is also, despite being the likely next chairman of the House intelligence committee, hardly anyone’s idea of box office. As the ranking…

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The next capitalist revolution

The next capitalist revolution

CAPITALISM HAS suffered a series of mighty blows to its reputation over the past decade. The sense of a system rigged to benefit the owners of capital at the expense of workers is profound. In 2016 a survey found that more than half of young Americans no longer support capitalism. This loss of faith is…

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Obama-Trump voters turn back to Democrats

Obama-Trump voters turn back to Democrats

AMONG the many ways that Donald Trump has transformed American politics is by rearranging the country’s electoral map. In 2016 he broke through the “blue wall” that the Democrats fancied themselves to enjoy in the upper Midwest, winning three states with large populations of white voters without college degrees—Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania—that had not supported…

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