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New Yorker Cover Shows History Is Already Harshly Judging Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.28.2016 | Media

The New Yorker has done it again. "Bad Reception," the cover illustration for the magazine's Feb. 1 issue, shows past U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy,...

Does Goodreads Care About Its Bogus Quotations?

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.13.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

I read George Eliot in college religiously, and she was a major inspiration to me as a budding writer. So the first time I saw the quote it felt off to me -- a bit too peppy, more like something from a Hallmark greeting card.

The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene's Weird and Wonderful Resuscitation of The Always-at-Death's-Door Yiddish Language!

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.28.2015 | New York
Myra Chanin

You wouldn't believe what's going on at the 101-year-young National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene!

The Common Thread That Connects Cartoonists At The New Yorker

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts

While the cartoonists at The New Yorker have had a variety of different trajectories, there is a (rather odd) commonality that connects nearly...

What the Number of Veterans on Death Row Really Tells Us

Chris Marvin | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Chris Marvin

The number of veterans on death row is disproportionate to their presence in the general population -- but the fact is that veterans are underrepresented on death row. That seemed more like it.

Words From James Baldwin for Our Times: Behind Media Beef Over College "PC Culture"

Talmon J. Smith | Posted 12.07.2015 | Media
Talmon J. Smith

James Baldwin, the late novelist, playwright, essayist, and civil rights activist was lost to cancer 28 years ago this week. Still, his timeless dia...

7 Books That Celebrate the Beauty of Language

Off The Shelf | Posted 12.03.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Anyone who's ever been irked by improper use of a semicolon or a misplaced comma will find a kindred spirit in Lynne Truss, a British journalist and novelist whose bestselling book covers all manner of mistakes in the English language.

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
Oyster

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.