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Dear New York Times: A Game of Thrones Is Not Just for Boys

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.16.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Ginia Bellafante's piece in the Times is openly, even proudly contemptuous of the entire fantasy genre, and -- perhaps worst of all -- is patronizing to women readers.

Death Of New York Times Book Review?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

This week, the New York Times goes behind a paywall. Good riddance. The section that will be least missed is the book review, which presents, week after week, calculated affronts to literary taste and value.

Book Review: Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stefan Sirucek

If you could spend an hour inside Mike Sacks' brain you would probably get lost. You might also find yourself giggling uncontrollably or wind up sobbing in a ball on the floor.

Brooks Pits 'Connection' vs. 'Adventure,' But Why Not Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

The conservative writer/commentator David Brooks, in this New Yorker excerpt from his new book The Social Animal: A Story of Love, Character, and Achi...

Wisconsin's Billionaires Make a Sacrifice?

Paul Jay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jay

When something has to give, whether it's the public debt or problems at Harley Davidson, why is it acceptable that workers sacrifice, and sacrilegious to suggest it should be the billionaires?

Big Mag Editors Talk About Their Lack Of Women Contributors

blogs.forward.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New Yorker, Harper's, NYRB and TNR Editors on the Dearth of Female Bylines After my post last month about the gender disparity in magazine publishi...

'Numbers Don't Lie': There's A Gender Gap In Literary Publishing

PBS | Jessa Crispin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When Vida -- an organization promoting women in the arts -- released its statistics about how many women versus men are published in a variety of maga...

The Last Acceptable Racism: Native Americans

David Kimelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kimelberg

How can racial assaults against Native people be widely accepted, while similar assaults against Jews (or any other ethnic group) be quickly condemned?

Broom of the Freedom: A David Foster Wallace and Jonathan Franzen Friendship

Caitlin Colford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caitlin Colford

Both Franzen and Wallace used up buckets of ink and callused their fingertips describing the pain that came hand in hand with being a writer, trying to distinguish some underlying significance.

Upstairs, Downstairs at The New Yorker: An 86th Anniversary Appreciation

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brenda Peterson

When I showed up for my first day of work at The New Yorker magazine in 1972, I was greeted by my theatrically busy boss, "Quick, quick, we've got three deadlines today!"

What Does Bloomberg Think of His New Yorker Cover?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, no stranger to literary satire, made the cover of the New Yorker this week. In a sketch by Barry Blitt (of the ...

WATCH: How To Make A Monster With Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It's only Tuesday and already we've already featured several real-life horror stories on the Arts page, with the unfolding story of the Egyptian Museu...

Seymour Hersh: Military Being Run By 'Crusaders'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh alleged in a speech in Qatar that key branches of the U.S. military are being led by Christian fundamentalist "crusader...

Uncomfortable Lessons From the Reaction to WikiLeaks

Carne Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carne Ross

The reactions to WikiLeaks share one characteristic, so obvious that it can easily be overlooked, namely an unwillingness to address with any sophistication or seriousness the complex and ever changing world that the US must now deal with.

New Yorker Writer Targeted In Smear Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Someone has tried--and failed--to smear New Yorker writer Jane Mayer as a plagiarist, the New York Post's Keith Kelly reports. Kelly writes that so...

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 ...

WikiLeaks and the Cult of Secrets

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Denvir

Julian Assange thought exposing secrets would bring the whole rotten edifice down. But when it comes to the American people, the most sinister lies actually hide in plain sight.

TOP 10's: Art Critic Jerry Saltz Lists Top 10 Worst Art Moments Of 2010

Vulture | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Dear Jerry, I liked your 2010 Top Ten list, although I was surprised you didn't include the Robert Rauschenberg show at Gagosian Gallery. That aside,...

VIDEO GAME ART: Shigeru Miyamoto, The Man Behind Nintendo's Mario

newyorker.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

When Shigeru Miyamoto was a child, he didn't really have any toys, so he made his own, out of wood and string. He put on performances with homemade pu...

FILM: New Yorker On Elia Kazan's Storied Life And Career (And Boxed Set)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As Elia Kazan walks to the microphone to receive his Honorary Oscar, about two-thirds of the room stands to clap. Warren Beatty is fighting back tears...

Self-Publishing Offers No Hassle and Big Potential Profits. Is It For You?

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bernard Starr

Historically, the big question for authors has been will my book get published? But now, the question is will I land my book with a prestigious publisher? I'm guilty of that myself.

Dexter Filkins Jumping To New Yorker From NYT

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Observer is reporting that Dexter Filkins, who has been one of the top war correspondents for the New York Times over the past decade, is...

Figment: The New Literary Social Network For The Brainy Teen

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When Jacob Lewis helped create the beta version of the Web site Figment with Dana Goodyear, a staff writer at The New Yorker, Mr. Lewis envisioned it ...

'Celebrity Chekov'

nydailynews.com | Gatecrasher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In "Celebrity Chekhov," out Tuesday from Harper Perennial, Ben Greenman, an editor at The New Yorker, has adapted the Russian literary great's 19th-c...

"Rapid Response" to an Ancient Issue (VIDEO)

Kate Otto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Otto

Reversing climate change sounds, to me, a lot like trying to overcome HIV/AIDS: at the heart of the struggle, we are trying to change the behavior of individuals who feel untouched by the issue.