October 19, 2018 Issue

Cover story U.S.
The stock market is booming, unemployment is at its lowest since 1969, and consumer confidence is high. "The economy is soooo good," President Trump claimed. So why are his approval ratings in the toilet? Here's what lies beneath the numbers.
In Focus

All the Pretty Utes

Deniliquin, Australia—Whip-cracking revelers attend the Deni Ute Muster, a raunchy celebration of, yes, a car: Down Under’s sacred utility vehicle, the Ute. On September 29, nearly 20,000 people attended the weekend bash, featuring performances by country stars like Carrie Underwood, bull-riding, mud-wrestling and, of course, copious amounts of beer. The festival was hatched 20 years ago to attract tourists to the region.
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