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Brexit Dancing – The New York Times

LONDON — Just after work on Halloween, people congregated in a cavernous steampunk-themed bar in the financial district here, drinking No Deal Daiquiris, Bo-jitos and Tequila Mays: cocktails dreamed up for an “End of the World Brexit” party, planned for a night when Brexit was supposed to happen but didn’t. …

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Among the Trolls – The New York Times

Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music | How to Listen “Antisocial,” the new book by Andrew Marantz, plainly states its subject in its subtitle: “Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.” In order to write it, Marantz immersed himself in corners of the internet most of us …

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The Monster Next Door – The New York Times

Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell is a cartoonist for The New Yorker, as well as a comedian and filmmaker. This is an excerpt from “Murder Book,” her true-crime graphic memoir in progress. Follow her at @cartoonsbyhilary. Follow New York Times Books on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, sign up for our newsletter or …

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Pearls (Possibly) Beyond Price – The New York Times

Pearls have always adorned scepters, crowns, thrones and formal attire, symbolizing wealth and power. Queen Elizabeth I stacked pearl bracelets; Queen Elizabeth II favors a three-strand necklace. And then there’s a different slice of history: Consider the all-but-ubiquitous pearl necklaces and stud earrings of 1950s feminine America (calling Betty Draper). …

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