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New Yorker Festival 2010 Lineup Announced: Stephen King, Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The weekend of October 1st is going to be very busy in the literary world, as heavy hitters from across all book genres are slated to appear at the 11...

Bookspotting In Brooklyn: Photographs Of People Reading From Chris Arnade

The New Yorker | Posted by Macy Halford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Chris's portraits are undeniably cool, but they're also sweet: living and reading in Brooklyn makes these subjects smile. Us too...

An Internet Pirate Stole My Memoir

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Scribd advertises itself as a social publishing web site where you can upload your writings and documents instantly and discover unique content. They don't add that you can also steal people's books, but you sure can.

It May Be Time to Redefine Family

Janet Carlson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Carlson

It's a funny concept, spending money on gifts for the man you're divorcing, isn't it? The man you're trying to disentangle from financially?

The Real Red Scare

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Moscow stands as a warning to us. Without adequate investment in public transportation and a concerted effort to combat sprawl, our metropolitan areas face a grim future.

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

Copyright and Remixing Kanye Tweets and New Yorker Cartoons

Edward Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Edward Lee

A comedy singing group named Paul and Storm took a bunch of New Yorker cartoons and remixed their captions with tweets from Kanye West. So what does this mean for copyright in our remix culture?

Showdown Between Your Parents' Media and the Twitterati

Teal Pennebaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Teal Pennebaker

Could it be that the use of social media is actually making us better read? What if it makes us-- and the USofA-- smarter? And more relevant?

Maira Kalman at the Contemporary Jewish Museum: A Life as Art

Cherie Louise Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cherie Louise Turner


Seymour Hersh, the Afghanistan War WikiLeaks, and Getting the Real Story

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

One of the best investigative journalists who has been reporting on America's wars is Seymour Hersh. Hersh has been ahead of the pack -- revealing ...

Why Does Anyone Take Andrew Breitbart Seriously?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Dreier

By now it's clear what Breitbart is selling. The real question is why the mainstream media and Democratic politicians bought it. Breitbart is a con artist, but con artists only succeed if consumers don't know they are being conned -- or don't care.

Brookings Loses Bid on Orszag but Takes Kagan From Carnegie

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Word has just reached us that Robert Kagan -- one of the top tier serious intellectuals among neoconservatives, and currently Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- is moving his franchise over to Brookings.

White House Correspondents Dinner: Obama Can Also Be His Own Comedian

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Beyond all of the indulgence of VIP lists, select tables, black tie and gown, meet and greet stuff at this gathering is that there were real moments of serious policy and political discussion that were not trivial.

'Raging Battle' At New Yorker Over Haim Saban Profile

The Wrap | Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A raging battle continued down to the last moment before deadline on Friday at the New Yorker over the contents of a magnum opus by veteran writer Con...

The Girl Who Fixed The Umlaut: Nora Ephron Fixes Steig Larsson

The New Yorker | Nora Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There was a tap at the door at five in the morning. She woke up. Shit. Now what? She'd fallen asleep with her Palm Tungsten T3 in her hand. It would t...

20 Writers To Watch From The Independent Publishing Community

Dzanc Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The recent 20 Under 40 list composed by The New Yorker contains twenty authors, who in the estimation of the staff of The New Yorker, are "fiction wri...

Fiction Is Alive: LA Times's Carolyn Kellogg Responds To The NY Observer

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Every few years someone finds a platform to declare fiction dead, despite all evidence to the contrary. This time around, it's Lee Siegel, writing in ...

Is Fiction Culturally Irrelevant?

The New York Observer | Lee Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amid all the hubbub provoked by The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" list, one elephant-sized fact has been hidden in plain view. Fiction has become cultura...

Nabokov Marginalia: Author Graded New Yorker Stories, Gave A+ Only To Salinger And Himself

The New Yorker | Ian Frazier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nabokov was also a professor of literature, and in his copy of the New Yorker anthology he gave every story a letter grade. The way he wrote each grad...

National Magazine Awards 2010: Glamour, New York Mag Win Big

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The National Magazine Awards -- also known as the Ellies, for the elephant-shaped trophy the winners receive -- were held Thursday night in New York. ...

David Remnick: Obama Wanted Signed Copy Of Critical New Yorker Cover

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New Yorker hasn't shied away from controversy when it comes to portraying President Obama on its covers. The magazine was harshly criticized in 20...

Are 100 deaths in U.S. custody meaningless to Marc Thiessen?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By Renée Schomp, Law and Security program Yesterday in the National Review Online, Marc Thiessen attempted to repudiate New Yorker journalist Jane M...

A.J. Liebling's 'Between Meals' Is a Tasty Classic That Will Transport You to the Paris of Your Restaurant Dreams

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

There are some passages about boxing and theater in Between Meals. Let your eyes pass quickly over them. Food is Liebling's great topic, and that's what you're here for. And on this subject, Liebling delivers one great scene after another.

How Old Can A 'Young Writer' Be?

The New York Times | SAM TANENHAUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

IT may well be that the writers singled out by The New Yorker have already written lasting works. But it is a mistake to assume that because they are ...

Want to Build a Lifestyle Brand? Build a Lifestyle.

Jenni Avins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Avins

Why we don't see this more often with American designers, so keen on the ever-lucrative lifestyle brand. So why not build lifestyles?