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In Response to Anthony Lane's New Yorker Piece on The Portrait of a Lady

Gina Barreca | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home
Gina Barreca

Anthony Lane has just written about The Portrait of a Lady. Although Lane is his usual charming self, things are different when he gets to Henry James. I hate to admit it even to myself, but I think I think he misses the point of James' novel.

PHOTO: The New Yorker Showcases GOP 'Bromance'

Posted 08.27.2012 | Media

The cover of the New Yorker's current issue takes on the carefully-crafted public image of presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his ...

Michael Calderone

Paul Ryan's New Reality | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.16.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski had a message Wednesday for the Romney campaign: "Let Paul be Paul." The "Morning Joe" crew was ...

One Cheer for Common Core

John Thompson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
John Thompson

I'm rooting for Common Core. Anything would be better than the humiliation of today's bubble-in testing.

How The Cheesecake Factory Works

Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

Food writer Michael Ruhlman has remarked on the Cheesecake Factory, "The fact that any of the 146 [restaurants] around the country can put out this as...

I Was (Internet) Famous for Four Days

Patrick Wensink | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Patrick Wensink

Jack Daniel's sent me a very polite cease and desist letter claiming my novel's book cover infringed upon their trademark. I posted the letter on my blog. I couldn't have predicted what happened next.

What Jonah Lehrer Has in Common with the Financial Services Sector

Jon Stein | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Jon Stein

As a society, we rarely celebrate simple competence and the ability to deliver. Instead, we demand superstars. This non-stop need to do better and better is what unifies Lehrer with Wall Street miscreants.

New F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Unearthed

Posted 07.31.2012 | Home

Eleven years after the publication of "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald had at least one story rejected by The New Yorker. Not a surprise, gi...

How I Survive House Guest Season

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Certain guests are less welcome than others. They include: the Night Owl, the Nonstop Talker, the Complainer, the Lingerer, the Do-It Yourselfer and the Slob. Each have certain foibles which work well for them in their own homes, but tend to rankle even the most easy-going host.

House Guest Season

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 09.29.2012 | Style
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Certain guests are less welcome than others. They include: the Night Owl, the Nonstop Talker, the Complainer, the Lingerer, the Do-It Yourselfer and the Slob. Each have certain foibles which work well for them in their own homes, but tend to rankle even the most easy-going host.

Surprises Streb: One Extraordinary Day (VIDEO) | Posted 09.15.2012 | Arts

Yesterday morning started like any other Sunday in central London, with the welcome exception of rays of sun instead of the usual driving rain. But at...

How Nora Ephron Moved Me

Lisa Guest | Posted 09.04.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Guest

I'm moved because Nora, for all the success she had in the outer world, chose not to tell many about her disease.

Jonah Lehrer Apologizes For Recycling Work; New Yorker Says It Won't Happen Again | JENNIFER SCHUESSLER | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media

The science writer Jonah Lehrer, author of the runaway bestseller "Imagine: How Creativity Works," has become the latest high-profile journalist to be...

New Yorker Writer Gets Into Trouble | Posted 08.19.2012 | Media

Last Tuesday, The New Yorker posted Jonah Lehrer's "Why Smart People Are Stupid." It begins this way: Here's a simple arithmetic question: A bat an...

Ten Tips for Anyone Thinking of Becoming a Stay-at-Home Dad

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Gabrielle Bernstein

Don't think staying at home to look after your child is easier than going out to work. Rewarding? Definitely. Easy? Not a chance.

Why Republicans Oppose The Individual Mandate

The New Yorker | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

On March 23, 2010, the day that President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, fourteen state attorneys general filed suit against the law...

On Ethics, the Imperiled Printed Word and the News

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Media
Jerry Lanson

I've long looked to The New Yorker as the gold standard for meticulous, thoroughly vetted, contextual journalism. So it came as a surprise last week when the magazine published an item on "The Cost of College" without clearly identifying the writer as the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Michael Calderone

New Republic Changes Top Editor | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Franklin Foer is returning as editor of the New Republic, the first major shake-up at the political magazine since Facebook co-founder Chr...

PHOTO: New Yorker's Upcoming Cover

Posted 05.11.2012 | Media

The New Yorker is celebrating President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage on its upcoming cover, an image of which it released Friday. The c...

Michael Calderone

Winners Of Magazine Industry's Biggest Prize | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.04.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- NBC News anchor Brian Williams joked with attendees at Thursday night's National Magazine Awards dinner that given all the categories bein...

What Is College For? An Interview With the New Yorker's Louis Menand

Matt Bieber | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education
Matt Bieber

Louis Menand's book The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University asks hard questions about whether higher education's historical goals and structures are well-suited for today's world.

PHOTOS: 8 Controversial Covers 'The New Yorker' Didn't Publish

Posted 05.01.2012 | Home

The New Yorker is as famous for its smart, cheeky illustrations as it is for its social commentary. The magazine has published commendable images, suc...

What 'The Artist' Can Teach Us About Prayer

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Prayer comes from the world of our ancestors, who both had less information and knowledge of the universe than we have today, and more time to focus on the inner workings of the soul and spirit.

Top Ten Koch Facts

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

Everyone seems to be investigating Charles and David Koch lately, with exposés of their corrupt political behavior popping up in places like the New ...

How The Daily Mail Conquered England | Posted 05.26.2012 | Media

The Mail is the most powerful newspaper in Great Britain. A middle-market tabloid, with a daily readership of four and a half million, it reaches four...