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Is the New Yorker on S.I. Newhouse's DNR List?

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

Calling in those McKinsey folks to review your profit and loss numbers in the middle of the deepest recession since the 1930s is a little like having Dr. Kevorkian over to offer a second opinion.

eBook vs. Print: Why Did We Post This Photo?

Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Our News Editor, Marcus Barum, took this picture on the New York City subway, the F train. It wasn't staged--he snapped it with his iPhone on the way ...

David Foster Wallace Excerpt From Unfinished Novel

The New Yorker | David Foster Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Once when I was a little boy I received as a gift a toy cement mixer. It was made of wood except for its wheels--axles--which, as I remember, were thi...

The Debt Economy - How The Tax Code Encourages Debt : The New Yorker | James Surowiecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

. Debt didn't get dangerously out of scale because the system was broken. It got out of scale, in part, because the system worked. The government d...

Predator Drone Strikes Increasing, Carrying Out Operations For Pakistan

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration has increased the scope of the U.S. government's two drone programs, writes Jane Mayer in an article in the New Yorker. "Acc...

New Yorker Writer James Wood's Best Books Of 2009

The New Yorker | James Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I was excited, this year, by Lydia Davis's "Collected Stories" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a beautiful collection of original writings. Though Davis is...

Poutine, With Apologies to Calvin Trillin

Jill Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jill Robinson

In spite of the last election reassuring me that this up over personality was out of our serious new lives forever, I have been unable to avoid Sarah Palin over the past few days.

This Week In Magazines: Helping the Ill with Robots and an Academic Classic - Gays and Coastal Resorts

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Goldman Sachs, poster child for the double-edge sword of mega-success, now finds that even an act of charity brings rebuke.

Mavis Gallant: Underrated Short Story Master Proves Herself Again

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Since none of the fiction lovers to whom I mention Mavis Gallant has more than the vaguest notion who she is -- this, despite her being singled out fo...

Taking Saturdays Off: Turning Luxury Into Necessity

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I'm going to experiment with assigning myself only two jobs on Saturday -- going to yoga and reading The New Yorker.

Neysa McMein: Who Is She And Why Does She Deserve Your Immediate Attention?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

The revival of S. N. Behrman's Biography has me thinking about someone who's fascinated me for years, someone well-known at the time the play debuted but virtually forgotten now: Neysa McMein.

Malcolm Gladwell and the Case For Endless Self-Googling

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Quigg

I piled cringe upon cringe Friday -- first because I read Steven Pinker's vivisection of Malcolm Gladwell's new collection, second because of what I found when I Googled a flub Pinker wielded against Gladwell.

Subject: Our Marketing Plan

The New Yorker | Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you already have a blog, make sure you spray-feed your URL in niblets open-face to the skein. We like Reddit bites (they're better than Delicious),...

The New Yorker's Best Books Of The Year

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviewers' favorites from 2009....

Elizabeth Warren: Financial Rules 'Literally Don't Work Anymore,' Regulations Should Be 'Clear And Painful'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren, a professor at Harvard Law School who has more recently assumed the role of chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the ...

New Yorker Readers Dress Their Animals Up Like Characters From Literature | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Is your pet a member of the Critterati? View the gallery of New Yorker readers' pets, dressed up as a literary character....

Generation-Y Bloggers: How To Improve Your Writing Overnight

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

The Elements of Style is a masterpiece on the art of writing well, and it's a surprisingly quick read. Seriously, this rhetoric rulebook is so slim, it'll fit in the pocket of your hoodie.

Alert The TV News Media: Obamanomics Isn't Working

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

Ronald Reagan governed over high unemployment numbers, and he was covered by a hyper-critical media. Yet today, most TV news outlets are giving President Obama a free pass on equally bleak statistics.

Letter From Paris: What The French Don't Understand About Us (And I Don't Either)

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

There is no question that Obama is repairing the perception of the U.S. throughout the world, but the stark reality is this: He is up against those who still want to make us smaller than we ever were throughout history.

The Return of the Great Herb Vandecker, Poet

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert J. Elisberg

Back in April, to honor National Poetry Month -- a sadly neglected holiday that sits somewhere between French Fry Week and Pick Up a Rock Day -- I introduced the brilliant Herb Vandecker.

Letter from Paris: Josephine Baker Back in Paris (This Time as a Man)

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

It was a beautiful bang of an evening with swishy chorus girls covering luminous curvy skin with a parade of splendid costumes. Modern burlesque diva Dita Von Teese headlines this extraordinary show at the historic Casino de Paris.

This Week in Magazines: An Electric-Fuel-Trade Acid Test and the South Rises Against the New Yorker

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Those old, wicked animosities between New York City and Conway, Ark., are heating up.

Obama Releases List of Approved Jokes About Himself

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Saying he is "sympathetic to late night comedians' struggle to find jokes to make about me," Sen. Obama today issued a list of official campaign-approved Barack Obama jokes.

Innocent, but Executed

Barry Scheck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Scheck

Whether our criminal justice system has executed an innocent man should no longer be an open question. Cameron Todd Willingham's case proves that.

This Week in Magazines: Jenny Sanford Exacts Revenge, Newsweek Provides Helpful Alien Advice

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Some jilted lovers don't get mad, they get even. Jenny Sanford, wife of the South Carolina governor, decided to get Anna Wintour.