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Recommended Reading No. 1

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Matthew Israel

Akin to sources listed on syllabi below the required reading lists that are usually more interesting than the required readings. Usually five suggestions. Subjects covered: art, art history, art education, and art and technology.

After Ever After: Musicals and What I Have (and Have Not) Missed

Barry Singer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

There was no YouTube the last time I wrote about the Broadway musical. There was no Twitter, no Facebook, no iPhone, no Glee.

Sleeping With the Enemy

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

"Green Is Good," T.D. Max's story mostly about The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the May 12 New Yorker, starts out covering TNC's current strategy to partner with big polluters to get them to mitigate in the interest of their own bottom lines.

Pending Vegan

Francis Levy | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

The central character of Jonathan Lethem's recent short story, "Pending Vegan," (The New Yorker, 4/7/14) has just gone off Celexa. Paul Espeseth's p...

Michael Calderone

New Yorker Tops National Magazine Awards

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.02.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New Yorker led the pack Thursday night at the annual National Magazine Awards, winning four prizes, while Fast Company took home the c...

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

Here's What's Missing in the Debate Over Central Park's Horses and Carriages

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Charles A. Birnbaum

Whether the horses and carriages stay or go, this increased congestion will have to be addressed -- it's a matter of public safety and the park's authenticity.

Somaliland's Long Game

The New Yorker | Amber Terranova | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

Since 2008, Narayan Mahon has been taking photographs in the unrecognized states of Somaliland (a region of Somalia), Nagorno-Karabakh (a region of Az...

First Nighter: Hollywood Expat Soderbergh Stages The Library

David Finkle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Soderbergh may have left Hollywood behind, but he hasn't entirely abandoned the craft of filmmaking.

The John Paul Jones Group

Francis Levy | Posted 06.03.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

There are of course famous companies that are called groups. You have The Carlyle Group, a hugely successful asset management firm. The Group was als...

Glass Warfare

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Google Glass has become a lightning rod for the battle of how the next generation of computing power will be used, and the battlefields are many.

The Artful Dodger

Francis Levy | Posted 05.20.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

When something painful happens, do you immediately think you can make it worthwhile by transforming it into a great work of art that will make you fam...

Literature, Longevity and Mavis Gallant

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Fran Moreland Johns

Mavis Gallant died recently at the entirely respectable age of 91. On top of the lack of maternal love and affection, Gallant endured other unimaginable emotional assaults and upheavals, realities that underlie her fiction.

'Peter Lanza Is Another Victim Of His Son's Violence'

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

In the piece, Peter Lanza gives the impression of a devastated and ruined man. He admits to being haunted by his son nightly in his dreams, wracked with guilt for not having done more to force himself into Adam's life, and even stated that, after what Adam did, he wished Adam had never been born. No parent would utter those words without feeling deep, unendurable pain. None.

The 'New Yorker' Doesn't Like 'True Detective,' But I Do

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Reviews don't matter. In the end, the people who agree with you will feel vindicated and the people who don't will be defensive. No minds will be changed. So what the hell?

As a Man Grows Older

Francis Levy | Posted 04.28.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

"I believe that everyone in the world wants to be with someone else tonight, together in the dark, with the sweet warmth of a hip or a foot or a bare...

Sixth Extinction

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Darwin was right about many things, including the mechanism by which the plenitude of life we know as biodiversity came to thrive on this planet. Unfortunately for us, his picture has hit a big roadblock.

When the President Doesn't Take the High Road

Howard Meitiner | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

Public opinion favors marijuana legalization--and the President didn't say anything we haven't heard before. Still, Obama missed a critical opportunity to rise above the hype.

On And Off The Road With Barack Obama

The New Yorker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

On the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, Barack Obama sat in the office cabin of Air Force One wearing a look of heavy-lidded annoyance. ...

New Sleep Medications: Thinking About Profits, Not Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The Dec. 9, 2013, issue of The New Yorker published a detailed but rather misguided article by Ian Parker, "The Big Sleep," about the complicated tangle of profit, science, and psychology in the search for better drugs to aid sleep.

Jennifer Weiner Is a Genius at Self-Promotion

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

How many authors of commercial fiction do you know who get huge, glowing profiles in the New Yorker? Well, Jennifer Weiner just did, as she continues to ride her successful hobbyhorse about not getting respect.

Could Poetry Start an Educational Revolution?

Travis Nichols | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Dorothea Lasky is a force of nature. Not only has she published three full-length books and numerous chapbooks of magnificent poetry, she is also a fierce advocate for placing creativity at the core of childhood education.

'Troublemaker' Hersh Should Be Welcomed Back

Robert Miraldi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

It may be a New Year, but it is the same old Sy Hersh, arguably America's best investigative reporter, who is still sticking his thumb in the eye of power at the age of 76 and exposing what he sees as the abuse of power.

Chilean Chronicles, Part 12: Returning Home to Chicago

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 03.02.2014 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Our view as we approach O'Hare. Photo by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein We're in the air from Toronto to Chicago. We've left Santiago, site of fulfilled d...

Pope Francis, Man of the Year? Not Yet

Michele Somerville | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Pope Francis may well be what he seems but it can not be denied that this pope is made-to-order. It is only by cutting through the 'spin' that we can know how genuine Francis and the change with which he being credited actually are.