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Dog or Lena Dunham?

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Which of the following describes Lena Dunham, which describes my West Highland White Terrier? 1) Over-praised and over-paid. 2) Has a frisky gait....

Condé Nast Hired Dorothy Parker 100 Years Ago

Kevin Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.17.2015 | Books
Kevin Fitzpatrick

Dorothy Rothschild was 21 and living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when she mailed a letter that changed her life. It happened 100 years ago, sometime in early 1915. The moment set the scene for her to become Dorothy Parker.

Teaching Robots To Be Moral

The New Yorker | Gary Marcus | Posted 03.15.2015 | Science

“Chappie,” the highest-grossing movie in America last weekend, is, to put it mildly, not a great film; the critics have given it a twenty-nine on ...

Michael Calderone

New Yorker's Ken Auletta Didn't Mention That Tom Brokaw's Vacation Plans Included Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.09.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Veteran New Yorker media writer Ken Auletta reported last month how former "NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw played a key role in the...

Jon Krakauer Offers New Theory on How Chris McCandless Died

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.12.2015 | Books
Alaska Dispatch News

Author Jon Krakauer posted "How Chris McCandless Died: An Update" Wednesday at The New Yorker online with the fifth theory he has put forward since 1993 to justify his claim that the young man did not die of reckless behavior but of poisoning.

Day 2-3-SBIFF-"Tiger Tiger," Brad Hall, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jennifer Aniston

Sally Fay | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

On Thursday, January 29th, I scrambled into the U.S. premiere of Canadian writer/director, Lindsay MacKay's independent feature, "Wet Bum." This was my second attempt to see this film as the first one had been full!

The New Yorker Unveils Striking MLK Cover

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media

Channeling the iconic image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. linking arms with fellow civil rights activists during the march from Selma, Alabama to the...

Sasha Frere-Jones Is Leaving The New Yorker To Annotate Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media

The New Yorker's veteran music critic Sasha Frere-Jones is leaving the magazine to join Genius, a website devoted largely to annotating popular song l...

The New Yorker's Cover Demonstrates 'Solidarité' With Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.09.2015 | Media

Three gunmen stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Wednesday morning, killing 12 people in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks o...

Annoyed at the 'New Yorker' Online

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 03.07.2015 | Technology
Trisha de Borchgrave

I know print publications are losing money. Maybe, like Hollywood actors who advertise cognac and watches in foreign, far away places, the New Yorker is reaping revenue in the wee hours of human sleep when no one is really looking. Except some of us are and it's really annoying.

6 Women You Didn't Know Were Members Of The Algonquin Round Table

Kevin Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.07.2015 | Books
Kevin Fitzpatrick

I was delighted to uncover the names and stories of the other members of the Vicious Circle, women that had fascinating and full lives.

Can Limiting The Use Of Military Gear Prevent Another Ferguson?

www.newyorker.com | Maria Konnikova | Posted 12.06.2014 | Science

On Monday afternoon, President Obama announced, as part of his response to the clashes between protesters and police that have occurred in Ferguson, ...

KeenON: The New Yorker's James Surowiecki on the Digital Future

Techonomy | Posted 02.03.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

Techonomy is proud to present KeenON, a series of interviews by techonologist and author Andrew Keen that explores the intersection of tech, busine...

The Faithful Shopper: Wonderful Windows

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.01.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that most wonderful time of year for window shoppers -- and all shoppers. Our major department and jewelry stores have unveiled their holiday displays, and it's time to indulge the inner child in us all.

A Food Fight for Our Times

Keith Rushing | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Keith Rushing

Think of food politics as an increasingly complex, layered and controversial arena where people make decisions about food production based not just on the food itself but its impact on the environment, health, the treatment of animals, working conditions and more.

New Yorker Rips 'Redskins' With New Cover

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.24.2014 | Media

The New Yorker has weighed in on the Washington Redskins controversy with a poignant new cover for its Dec. 1 issue. The magazine hit newsstands M...

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 4: Comparing the Jewish Protests of Klinghoffer with the Gay Protests of Cruising and by ACT UP

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the case of Klinghoffer, as in the case of Cruising, the bottom lines for me are simple. I am concerned about some of the rhetoric and tactics of some gay radicals, but I am a lot more concerned about homophobia.

The New Yorker To Premiere Docu-Series On Amazon

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.11.2014 | Media

The New Yorker has teamed up with Amazon to produce a half-hour documentary series titled "The New Yorker Presents," Amazon announced in a statement o...

The New Yorker Cover Shows Obama's Very Big Problem

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.10.2014 | Media

With the midterm elections behind us and Republicans having gained control of the Senate for the first time in eight years, President Obama certainly ...

Texas Newspapers Could Carry Democracy From... Hong Kong!

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Texas voters should emulate Hong Kong residents by turning out massively on November 4 to defy their state's and our Dred Scott Supreme Court's effort to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of citizens who've voted legitimately in the past.

The New Yorker Finally Realized Us Plebeians Don't Get Their Cartoons

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.23.2014 | Comedy

Hey, highbrow literary references aren't for everyone. But then, why are you reading The New Yorker? Longtime New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff...

The Next Time You Don't Get What You Want, It Might Be Just What You Need Most

Gideon Amichay | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Gideon Amichay

Where does the drive to succeed come from? I've realized that drive can come from surprising places. In my case, the drive that motivates me was born out of the first time I didn't get something I really, really, really wanted.

Play That Funky Ukulele, White Boy

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

There shall be no Stones or Who or Metallica coming from my ukulele. Instead, I hope to conjure the spirit of the late Hawaiian mountain of a man, Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole, whose "Over the Rainbow" will break then mend your heart.

Oversharing: Are We Relinquishing Our Right to Anonymity?

Katie Dove | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Katie Dove

Do we have the right to be anonymous or does it interfere with our country's commitment to freedom of speech?

Overwhelmed By Bad News? You're Not Alone

Eric Mink | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media
Eric Mink

When bad news becomes overwhelming, as it does with some regularity, the cable news channels are not your friends. Your need for clear understanding is incompatible with their on-air and online business plan, which depends on you being anxious and staying tuned in. Giving them up is easier than you think.