Looks like the long, awkward freeze-out is over. The New York Times will finally get its interview with the president. We’re not quite sure what the sit-down’s topic will be at this point, but we can pretty safely assume that the conversation will consist mostly of tentative “where do we go from here?” discussions and ecstatic “God, I really missed you” declarations. Followed by, obviously, phenomenal make-up access.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.