David Remnick goes behind the scenes with President Obama and gets his take on marijuana, chewing Nicorette, whether he’d let a kid play football, and dealing with critics: “The only time I get frustrated is when folks act like it’s not complicated and there aren’t some real tough decisions, and are sanctimonious, as if somehow these aren’t complicated questions.” (So that’s basically every Tweet or blog post ever written.)

+ It’s been a tough week for Chris Christie between the traffic scandal and the Bruce Springsteen/Jimmy Fallon parody. Now his inauguration party has been snowed out. (I can’t wait to see how his staff plots to get back at Mother Nature.)