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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.

New Yorker Editor REJECTS NYT Mag Top Job

The New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Daniel Zalewski, the features editor of The New Yorker, who edits big names like Jane Mayer, George Packer and Lawrence Wright, was recently offered ...

In Defense of George Soros

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Is it "amoral" to have recognized in the summer of 2008 that the price of crude oil was in a massive bubble and set for a violent fall when it hit $148 a barrel. I call that brilliant and gutsy.

Is America's Education System Really In Crisis?

newyorker.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A hundred years ago, eight and a half per cent of American seventeen-year-olds had a high-school degree, and two per cent of twenty-three-year-olds ha...

Education's Blockbuster Moment

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

As 2010 -- a year that might as well be known as "The Year of Education Reform" -- comes to a close, I feel like our field is facing its own series of Blockbuster moments.

Americans Are Not Angry, But Worried

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Is it accurate, or arrogant, to say that people who are afraid can't think straight? Is it condescending, or correct, to say that people who are ...

The New Yorker's Annual Food Issue: What's On The Menu

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The New Yorker's annual food issue is out this week, and it features a lengthy profile of April Bloomfield, chef of New York's The Spotted Pig and The...

12 Takeaways From The New Yorker's April Bloomfield Profile

Grub Street New York | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's been a couple of months since New York's profile of April Bloomfield, so how about another one? Lauren Collins has penned a glowing piece about...

Are Age and Experience Overrated When it Comes to Leadership?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Justin Snider

I very much believe that learning to delay gratification is an important life skill. Parents, and teachers, need to be in the business of teaching young people that we don't always get what we want right away.

Next Generation Democracy: Open Web Platforms, Local Activists and the US Coastguard

Ben Berkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Berkowitz

From the evolution of Linux to the distributed mechanisms of the US Coastguard, a new book shows us that inclusive decision making can reshape democracy for the 21st century.

Dick Cavett: Get This Man a Show!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Dick Cavett does his homework. He's a witty conversationalist. His writing is as sharp, witty and engaging as his talk show hosting was. All this begs the question: Why is this man not currently hosting a TV show?

John Boehner Gives Obama 'Terrorist Fist Bump' On New Yorker Cover

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In his inaugural address in January 2009, President Barack Obama promised a new era of diplomacy in foreign affairs. "To those who cling to power thro...