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Mama Tried: Cartooning Motherhood

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

Mama Tried is fun and funny - it's part memoir, part commentary, and of course part comic strip. The cartoons are what make this book so relatable and at the same time funny in way that only parents will understand (double points for twins and multiples).

3 Articles About Books to Read Right Now -- Marlene Dietrich v. Leni Riefenstahl, Jonathan Franzen, and Blurbs

The National Book Review | Posted 10.31.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review 1. Michael Sragow, "'Dietrich & Riefenstahl,' review: Two Women Who Made Fateful Choices" (Wa...

The New Yorker Nukes Thoreau

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 10.20.2015 | Media
M.W. Jacobs

The New Yorker magazine just tried to destroy Henry David Thoreau in an article by recently hired Kathryn Schulz. Her only book is Being Wrong and this article adds to her authority on that subject considerably.

If These Hotels Did Not Exist, Neither Would These 9 Things You Love

Oyster | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel

The Bloody Mary? First concocted in a hotel. The heart-shaped tub? Well, some of us love them -- and they, too, were first introduced in a hotel.

This Caption Applies To Every Single 'New Yorker' Cartoon'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.24.2015 | Comedy

Any human who has written or typed out human language has submitted to The New Yorker's famous caption contest.  And like the 99.9 percent of ent...

On the Shelf: John Lahr's "Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows" and Al Hirschfeld's Century

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Steven Suskin

While I haven't recently reread Lahr's assorted profiles of musical theatre people, I remember how he incisively caught the essence of his subjects.

Kanye Wins 2020 Presidential Election On Latest New Yorker Cover

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.04.2015 | Media

Ever since Kanye West declared his 2020 presidential campaign, we've been wondering: what if he actually won? Well, so have the lovely peopl...

A Dozen Things 'The New Yorker' Gets Wrong about Free Speech (And Why It Matters)

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The article likens free speech advocates (like me, I assume) to "gun nuts," claims that campus speech codes have mostly been repealed (which is completely false), then bizarrely questions if people can believe in a diversity of belief. Those of us who are big fans of the concept of pluralism found the latter particularly mystifying.

Shirley Jackson Takes The Stage In Let Me Tell You

Steven Petite | Posted 08.06.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

The pinnacle of short story publications for a literary writer is The New Yorker. The famous magazine has published stories from National Book Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and many more literary legends since its inception in 1925.

TMZ Mastermind Harvey Levin Is About To Learn What Bad Karma Is

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.06.2015 | Media

Here’s some schadenfreude for you. The New Yorker is finalizing a big exposé about the controversial gossip site TMZ -- the place t...

The New Yorker: Jon Stewart's Heroic Run

The New Yorker | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.03.2015 | Media

Four nights a week for sixteen years, Jon Stewart, the host and impresario of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” has taken to the ai...

An Interview With School of Visual Arts' Creativity Master Richard Wilde on His New Book, The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?

Do You Know a Mr. Cigarette?

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.24.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Villarreal

We all know one. Perhaps he's a lawyer -- tall with a grizzly voice and the arrogance of a kid who's never fallen off his bike before. Or a Wall Street personality, less blunt but just as obnoxious in his superficiality.

The Art of Storytelling - 7 Lessons From Cartoonist Liza Donnelly

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.19.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Liza Donnelly is a cartoonist and writer with The New Yorker Magazine, where she has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for over thirty years.

Get Ready for the Minecraft Generation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Admittedly, I am not a social scientist, nor do I play any video games, let alone Minecraft. While purists would use the term empirical research to describe my observations, we are now beginning to see the first of more formal research on these early teens and even younger kids.

End All Youth Detention and Torture at Rikers Island Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Nobody of any age should be held in jail without a trial for three years. No child or adolescent should be held in an adult jail. Yet, a 16-year-old accused of stealing a backpack was kept in one of the most violent adult jails in the United States, Rikers Island in New York City, for three years without a trial. This was morally scandalous and inhumane. Even worse, he spent more than two years of that time in solitary confinement, locked up alone except to go to the shower, the recreation area, the visit room or the medical clinic. This was torture. The suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder on June 6, barely two years after his release and return home, was the final horror in his tragic and brutal journey into the depths of the adult criminal justice system in New York.

Groundhog Day

Francis Levy | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Modernity is ubiquitous. There's little way of escaping it, unless you're convicted of something and become an uncooperative prisoner. Then you will be put in solitary confinement, still a widely used form of punishment, which has little to commend it beyond the fact that it so steadfastly avoids the notion of progress.

John Colapinto Won a National Magazine Award, Writes for the New Yorker and His Last Novel Was a Hit. So Why Can't You Buy His New Book?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.26.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

John Colapinto's latest novel, "Undone," was recently published in Canada and Japan -- but it was rejected by 41 publishers in this country and a similar number in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Nudging Your Way to Oblivion

Francis Levy | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

The roulette wheel is spinning. Maybe it will be your lucky day. Before the advent of the internet, the manila envelope with its SASE was the proxy for your hopes. Now everything is faster. You hit a button and your attachment is released into posterity.

Sy Hersh: Old, Cranky and Spot On

Robert Miraldi | Posted 05.19.2015 | Media
Robert Miraldi

This is Sy Hersh. He is irascible, iconoclastic, irrepressible, difficult, passionate -- and still angry about governmental lies. And he is usually right.

Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

Why Short Stories Matter Now More Than Ever

Steven Petite | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

If F. Scott Fitzgerald was alive today and writing, his income would be roughly half a million dollars a year. In his prime writing days, Fitzgerald was pulling in well over ten thousand dollars a year on short stories alone.

Angry Birds

Sean Carman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Sean Carman

Franzen's essay deserved a more considered and respectful response. The issues he raised are complicated and important. They deserve our careful reflection, not hit pieces from angry content editors on the web sites of prominent environmental organizations.

White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Girlfriend or a Cat? A Quiz

Sam Johnson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

Do the following statements refer to (a) my White Anglo-Saxon Protestant girlfriend or (b) a cat?

Lena Dunham's Dog Quiz Is Shameful

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.30.2015 | Media
Lev Raphael

Is this really 2015 humor? Is this New Yorker humor? Is this even funny?