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Adam Gopnik

Ideally, A Journalist...

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Ideally, journalists attempt to bring us the truth. And we will value their lives and contributions fully, as fully as we can, if we attempt to not only value their having lived, or even avenge their deaths.

Reacting to the 9/11 Memorial and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Adam Gopnik on the 9/11 Memorial: "The site contains more contradictions, unresolved and perhaps unresolvable, than any other eight acres in Manhattan."

Talkin' Rube Goldberg With Author Jennifer George

Tom Semioli | Posted 03.05.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

"It's like seeing where it all began... and it continues to this day," exclaims author Jennifer George. "Rube was cartooning at the dawn of the indust...

November Days of Drums

Michael Winship | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

While many will recall the sound of muffled drums as Kennedy's horse-drawn funeral caisson was moved through the streets of Washington, I'll remember Friday, 2 p.m., and the echo of drums in a dark and empty school auditorium.

On the Culture Front: Hill Town Plays, Pixies, Life and Times and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Hill Town plays collectively are an epic portrait of rural poverty, displaced love, and the boundless angst that can propel someone into a different life while leaving a fragmented past behind.

Garrison Keillor Tells Us The Difference Between Plumbing And Storytelling

Posted 05.15.2013 | Books

“Is the art of storytelling dead?” Garrison Keillor, the host for the 2013 Moth Ball in New York, said he was once asked this question by a fan...

In Praise of the Author Crush

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 08.13.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

It seems to be all about the crush these days -- man crushes, chick crushes, book crushes. When readers talk about their literary crushes, most are referring to characters in fiction. But when I casually mentioned my longtime infatuation with author Charles Baxter, it seemed to strike a chord.

Stories of Forgiveness

Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.03.2012 | Crime
Carol Smaldino

I agree -- even though my own rage would be hyperactive if I or a loved one was violated -- I still agree that killing for killing's sake does not bring a person back, and who is to say that it does justice if it enmeshes us forever in a cycle of violence?

Project Nim: The Dope on a Charismatic Chimp

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Nim Chimsky, the star of a new movie, died too soon. A charming troublemaker, this chimp was the subject of an experiment in understanding language and communication.

How Internet Tools Emphasize Our Priorities

Dyane Jean François | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dyane Jean François

To say that the internet turns people into loners would be slander against this passive technology.

The Origins -- And Future -- Of Modernist Desserts

Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Leafing through books at the neighborhood cookbook store, I slowly became aware that our dessert modernism sprang from somewhere else, and had a more ...

Bouillabaisse Explained: Five Questions for Adam Gopnik

Cara Parks | Posted 08.08.2011 | Home
Cara Parks

I asked New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik to expound on the finer points of a true bouillabaisse, and how to create an elegant final product that transcends its humble origins.

Curtains Down on a History of Patronage

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

This is an example of a corporation and an advertising agency (BBDO in this case) taking from artists and not feeling any responsibility to give back to the community.

Why Anya Hindmarch and I Are High on the High Line

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Melissa Biggs Bradley

The elevated railway in the Meatpacking district that is being transformed into the city's newest public park will open its first phase (from Gansevoort to 20th Street) next month.

Voluntary Slavery

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

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Wal-Mart Gives The New Yorker (And Forbes, Fortune, BizWeek etc) The Boot

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Good luck getting your hands on Adam Gopnik's latest treatise next time you visit your local Wal-Mart (WMT). The world's biggest retailer is pulling C...