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Hope for the Future

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

In a recent article for The New Yorker, Siddhartha Mukherjee offered an explication of epigenetics that quickly became controversial, inspiring a wave...

Silly Poem of the Week: For Good Measure

Ovadya Batat | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ovadya Batat

And before you know it, they call you successful I'm hoping, my friend, that the answer was helpful

Obama's Visit to Hiroshima: New Opportunities

Keith Runyon | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Keith Runyon

The visit of President Obama will help us to remember, and perhaps lead us to reflect again on the need to make Hiroshima a word that invokes care with nuclear weapons in a world which remains unsettled because they exist.

Editor at The New Yorker Reveals How the Internet Has Changed the English Language

Quora | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

World War II Museum in the Focus of International Attention

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

You probably have heard about nearly finished World War II museum in Gdańsk, since international media, like "Washington Post" or "The Guardian", hav...

Art New York Springs to Life on Pier 94

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Damien Hirst, Psalm 23: Dominus Regit 3, 2008, Butterflies, household glass on canvas, 18 in. diameter (45.7 cm). Courtesy SmithDavidson. (Amsterdam):...

Colin Barrett's "Anhedonia, Here I Come"

Francis Levy | Posted 04.27.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

The brilliance of Colin Barrett's short story about a dyspeptic poet (who refers to his neighborhood as "a budget version of the afterlife," is descri...

The Comma Queen's Tombstone

Michael Schulder | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
Michael Schulder

The New Yorker's Mary Norris has taught me something about the power of imagining your own tombstone. It's not what I expected to learn when we sat down for this episode of Wavemaker Conversations: A Podcast for the Insanely Curious.

A Beautiful Monster, Indeed

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Niki was beautiful, and at the tender age of 19, already graced the cover of LIFE Magazine. Her family -- the Saint Phalles -- was the thirteenth oldest family in France. And still, her parents thought that they would "fare better in the United States."

Bernie Sanders Is Not A New Yorker

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.06.2016 | Comedy

Bernie Sanders is a lot of things. He is a 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful and a U.S. senator. He is a politician who hopes to change Washington...

The Year in Autism

Hannah Brown | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Hannah Brown

As I take a little time out now as World Autism Awareness Day rolls around again and look back at the year in autism, both around the world and in my own home, I'm trying not worry.

Explaining The Trump / Republican Base Part 2: "I'm Not a Racist But" Society

Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2016 | Black Voices
Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D.

If we were to be honest, we would describe Mr. Trump as a reflection of ourselves; not only of those who agree with his statements, both openly and behind closed doors, but of the apathy of those in all parties who know better and refuse to speak up.

Janice Magazine Is The Antidote For Our Short Comedic Attention Spans

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 02.24.2016 | Comedy

Gone are the days where one could walk down the street, pick up a physical copy of The Onion, finger through a couple pages, and enjoy a laugh that so...

New Yorker Cover Shows History Is Already Harshly Judging Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.28.2016 | Media

The New Yorker has done it again. "Bad Reception," the cover illustration for the magazine's Feb. 1 issue, shows past U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy,...

Does Goodreads Care About Its Bogus Quotations?

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.13.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

I read George Eliot in college religiously, and she was a major inspiration to me as a budding writer. So the first time I saw the quote it felt off to me -- a bit too peppy, more like something from a Hallmark greeting card.

The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene's Weird and Wonderful Resuscitation of The Always-at-Death's-Door Yiddish Language!

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.28.2015 | New York
Myra Chanin

You wouldn't believe what's going on at the 101-year-young National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene!

The Common Thread That Connects Cartoonists At The New Yorker

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts

While the cartoonists at The New Yorker have had a variety of different trajectories, there is a (rather odd) commonality that connects nearly all of ...

What the Number of Veterans on Death Row Really Tells Us

Chris Marvin | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Chris Marvin

The number of veterans on death row is disproportionate to their presence in the general population -- but the fact is that veterans are underrepresented on death row. That seemed more like it.

Words From James Baldwin for Our Times: Behind Media Beef Over College "PC Culture"

Talmon J. Smith | Posted 12.07.2015 | Media
Talmon J. Smith

James Baldwin, the late novelist, playwright, essayist, and civil rights activist was lost to cancer 28 years ago this week. Still, his timeless diagn...

7 Books That Celebrate the Beauty of Language

Off The Shelf | Posted 12.03.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Anyone who's ever been irked by improper use of a semicolon or a misplaced comma will find a kindred spirit in Lynne Truss, a British journalist and novelist whose bestselling book covers all manner of mistakes in the English language.

Mama Tried: Cartooning Motherhood

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

Mama Tried is fun and funny - it's part memoir, part commentary, and of course part comic strip. The cartoons are what make this book so relatable and at the same time funny in way that only parents will understand (double points for twins and multiples).

3 Articles About Books to Read Right Now -- Marlene Dietrich v. Leni Riefenstahl, Jonathan Franzen, and Blurbs

The National Book Review | Posted 10.31.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review 1. Michael Sragow, "'Dietrich & Riefenstahl,' review: Two Women Who Made Fateful Choices" (Wa...

The New Yorker Nukes Thoreau

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 10.20.2015 | Media
M.W. Jacobs

The New Yorker magazine just tried to destroy Henry David Thoreau in an article by recently hired Kathryn Schulz. Her only book is Being Wrong and this article adds to her authority on that subject considerably.

If These Hotels Did Not Exist, Neither Would These 9 Things You Love

Oyster | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel
Oyster

The Bloody Mary? First concocted in a hotel. The heart-shaped tub? Well, some of us love them -- and they, too, were first introduced in a hotel.

This Caption Applies To Every Single 'New Yorker' Cartoon'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.24.2015 | Comedy

Any human who has written or typed out human language has submitted to The New Yorker's famous caption contest. And like the 99.9 percent of entrants...