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Daniel Penny

Daniel Penny is a critic, journalist, and poet with an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia University. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, frieze, 4Columns, The Paris Review Daily, GQ, the New Republic, The New Inquiry, and others. He teaches writing at Parsons and The New School. You can follow him @dwpenny.

Sports car parked outside a mansion in Belgravia, London

For decades, UK-based financial institutions have exploited loopholes to subvert regulations and shield the wealthy from scrutiny.

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Nicky Nodjoumi Helena Anrather New York Times Sketchbooks

Nicky Nodjoumi is one of Iran’s greatest artists, but his politics have kept him in exile since 1980.

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The modes of perception and living that we attribute to Instagram are rooted in a much older aesthetic of the picturesque.

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Milo Yiannopoulos was the paradoxical posterboy for the alt-right's fascist aesthetic. Until he wasn't.

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