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On Teaching the Work of Alice Munro

Daniel Pena | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Daniel Pena

Alice Munro's writing, like all great writing, teaches us to be human. It engages big questions in small spaces: What does it mean to be regional? What does it mean to be Canadian? What does it mean to be a mother? What does it mean to be betrayed?

Amy Poehler Opens Up About Embarrassing First Job In New Yorker Piece

Posted 10.15.2013 | Celebrity

We know Amy Poehler as an actress, a comedian, and a talented writer, but there was a time when her days were filled with much humbler pursuits. The y...

PHOTO: New Yorker's Hilarious Assad Cover

Posted 11.23.2013 | Media

The New Yorker had good timing when it chose this Barry Blitt cover depicting the meeting of two historic villains with controversial ties to chemical...

The New Yorker Gets 'Subtle' Re-Design | Posted 11.16.2013 | Media

For decades, fans of The New Yorker have been drawn to its pages for its meticulous prose, its enterprising journalism and its predictable typeface an...

My Dear God, Make It Clean: Confession and Psalm 51

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

God can renew and refurbish our spirits, our hearts, our drive, our attitudes. God can give us a positive, willing, and steadfast spirit to live and learn from mistakes and to change direction. Yes, God can.

The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.

Sy Hersh and the Snoopers

Robert Miraldi | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media
Robert Miraldi

Reporters like Hersh and Greenwald, coupled with leakers like Snowden, principled or not, may bring some pain, but they cleanse the democracy, or at least open it up to light. Sunshine, still, is the best disinfectant, even as it opens some wounds along the way.

PHOTO: The New Yorker's Spectacular Anthony Weiner Cover

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.26.2013 | Media

The New Yorker's Anthony Weiner cover needs little introduction—it's just that good. New details surfaced this week that the New York City mayor...

First They Came for Bert and Ernie

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

There is a long history of cartoon characters and puppets being forcibly "outed" as gay. But the question I have is why no female cartoon characters are ever "outed." Can we talk about Peppermint Patty from Peanuts?

PHOTO: New Yorker Cover Jabs Obama Administration

Posted 06.18.2013 | Media

The latest cover of the New Yorker took a jab at the Obama administration over its recent scandals. The cover illustration features giant Uncle Sa...

Lawsuit Claims Media Internship Paid $1 Per Hour

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.14.2013 | New York

A former intern at W Magazine was paid less than $1 dollar an hour, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday against Condé Nast, The New York Times repo...

The Most Influential Of Our Political Era?

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.28.2013 | HuffPost Live 321


New Yorker Takes On Massive Online Courses | Posted 05.13.2013 | College

Gregory Nagy, a professor of classical Greek literature at Harvard, is a gentle academic of the sort who, asked about the future, will begin speaking ...

Data Is The New Astrology

Maude Standish | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology
Maude Standish

With wearable technology, data will become the new astrology. We will use it to divine our personal futures and deconstruct our present. It will alter the "human ideal" and change the meaning of what we think of as "success."

PHOTO: New Yorker's Sad Boston Marathon Cover

Posted 04.19.2013 | Media

The New Yorker dedicated the cover of its latest edition to the Boston Marathon bombings. The cover illustration, revealed on Friday, depicts runn...

Artists for Artists

Agnes Gund | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Fifty years. Nine hundred artists. Two thousand grants. At its most succinct, this is the story of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the unique and timeless organization established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963.

Business Insider CEO Not Reading His New Yorker Profile | Posted 06.01.2013 | Media

You might think Henry Blodget would be thrilled that an exhaustive profile in this week's New Yorker touts his Business Insider for building an audien...

Zero Dark Thirty: After Oscar Snub, the Debate Deepens

Dan Siegel | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Dan Siegel

The controversy and shortcomings of Zero Dark Thirty has opened a critical conversation and debate. Hopefully it will lead to brave new Hollywood storytelling about these years when America went in search of monsters to destroy, and ended up slaying things once held dear.

Dan Kiley: A great yet little known Modernist

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In his later years, you could find Dan Kiley with his wild hair and pants hiked up to his waist always brimming with opinions and ideas - or as the ce...

Struggling Cartoonist Needs Your Help!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.01.2013 | Arts

It's not easy being a professional artist, a fact made clear to us this week by New Yorker cartoonist Corey Pandolph's situation. As a freelance illus...

Meet The World's Best Pickpocket | Posted 03.04.2013 | Weird News

A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, Penn Jillette, of the act Penn and Teller, was introduced to a soft-spoken young man named A...

Greetings, Fiends!

Jerry Adler | Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

(Apologies to Roger Angell and Ian Frazier) Our weary planet's never-ending Trip around the Sun, now trending Toward its yearly consummation Beckons ...

Prominent Magazine's Interview At Center Of Penn State Saga

AP | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The New Yorker magazine has been ordered to turn over audio of interview sessions it conducted with former Penn State President Gra...

Businesses Can Create a Better Economy by Teaching More Than Job Skills

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Michael Haberman

Over the last few months, I've participated in several conferences all exploring the same issue--how business can help improve our public education system.

What Makes A Good Chick Flick?

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books

The following is excerpted from New Yorker writer David Denby's Do The Movies Have A Future? (published by Simon & Schuster.) The following was writte...