Is 2024 the Meme Election?

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In an election where more and more people will be influenced by social media, memes matter. Can Joe Biden—mocked in many memes as aged and frail—ever match Donald Trump’s savvy ability to repurpose bad press into his brand? Plus, the comedian Jacqueline Novak talks about her rapid-fire monologue “Get on Your Knees,” which débuted on Netflix. It’s a show about an attempt at oral sex that builds into “a grand theory of everything,” as she puts it sardonically. “I don’t want to come out here and say ‘male fragility.’ I’m really not trying to do that. But it happens, sort of.” Plus, Michelle Zauner, of the band Japanese Breakfast, talks about her best-selling memoir, “Crying in H Mart,” with the Pulitzer Prize winner Hua Hsu.

Can Memes Makes a Difference in the 2024 Election?

Donald Trump put his own mug shot on social media. The media columnist Clare Malone looks at why the right has a leg up when it comes to memes.

Jacqueline Novak Is Giving Audiences “Everything She’s Got”

In her Netflix special, the comedian uses an act of oral sex as a springboard for a rapid-fire rant about the human condition, along with human anatomy.

Michelle Zauner and Hua Hsu Talk “Crying in H Mart”

The front woman for the indie band Japanese Breakfast got to be both a detective and a time traveller in her memoir.

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