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Is This the Year of the Short Story?

Scott Porch | Posted 06.29.2013 | Home
Scott Porch

With several other short story collections inching toward publication this summer and fall, short stories are looking to make a big comeback this year.

I Was a Woman Writer in THAT Issue of The New Yorker

Kate Southwood | Posted 06.29.2013 | Home
Kate Southwood

Did anyone really think that an issue of the New Yorker would magically include even 50 percent women writers? No. Did we want to be reminded of that perpetual imbalance? Perhaps not. Did we need to be reminded? Absolutely.

What's Conspicuously Missing From This Week's New Yorker

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 04.27.2013 | Home

The New Yorker regularly publishes theme issues -- the Journeys issue, the Style issue, the Money issue, etc. -- but for the April 29, 2013 edition, t...

Paul Theroux's Furies

Francis Levy | Posted 05.08.2013 | Home
Francis Levy

A dentist Ray Testa, who is 58, leaves his wife Angie, to run off with his 31year-old hygienist, Shelby. At the wedding he announces: "I now belong to an incredibly exclusive club. There are not many men who can say that they're older than their father-n-law."

George Saunders Interview: Tenth of December

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Home
Cynthia Ellis

Saunders is a kind of literary guide, taking us on a tour of the human condition. In his previous stories, he has outlined for us the cage built from capitalism and longing from which none of us is free. But in his latest collection, there is hope that these bars might have the capacity to bend.

The Seinfelding of Comedy: In Defense of Seth MacFarlane

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.28.2013 | Home
Andy Ostroy

It's a bit absurd to hire Seth MacFarlane, watch Seth MacFarlane, and then be offended because he's, well, being Seth MacFarlane.

This Year in Meta-Davos

Robert Teitelman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Home
Robert Teitelman

As always -- or at least over the past decade or so -- the most fascinating thing about Davos is not the empty effrontery of it all (that's old hat) but the fact that it's not what it used to be.

How Much Military Is Enough?

The New Yorker | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home

SSixty-two legislators sit on the House Armed Services Committee, the largest committee in Congress. Since January, 2011, when Republicans took contro...

Rare Visions In 2012: A Roundup Of Great Art On View

David Coggins | Posted 02.27.2013 | Home
David Coggins

This year, politics consumed the culture and attack ads became common currency. That makes it hard for the creative class to decide where to reside: M...

Whatever It Takes -- If You Can, Vote!

Michael Winship | Posted 01.05.2013 | Home
Michael Winship

The illustrated cover of this week's issue of The New Yorker magazine says it all. Titled "Undeterred," it shows a determined flood survivor in water up to his backpack, shining his flashlight through the darkness onto a sign: "Vote Here Vote Aqui."


Paula Gordon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Paula Gordon

The First Amendment guarantees our right to embrace any religion we choose, no matter how peculiar. It also protects our right to talk about it along with almost anything else (truthfulness is optional).

Getting Lost

Hayden Bixby | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Hayden Bixby

My getting lost is predictable enough now that my children advise their friends to expect delays, even when I've got the printout from Google maps in hand and a GPS app or two at the ready on my iPhone for backup.


Paula Gordon | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Paula Gordon

If we won't let our children lie or BS us and get away with it, surely Republicans should be held to the same standard. Cow dung has good uses, but not in political campaigns. Cut the CRAP.

The Lie Factory: How Politics Became A Business

The New Yorker | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home

"I, Governor of California, and How I Ended Poverty,” by Upton Sinclair, is probably the most thrilling piece of campaign literature ever written. I...

How Nipples Got The New Yorker Banned From Facebook

The New Yorker | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home

The New Yorker has a Facebook page for our cartoons, which a lot of you like, or maybe it’s just one person with a lot of time on their hands, likin...

Inside Obama And Clinton's Complicated Friendship

The New Yorker | Ryan Lizza | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have never been close. Some of their advisers concede that the two men don't really like each other. They have openly di...

PHOTO: Michelle Obama Pictured As Nude Slave in Spanish Magazine

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home

From Rihanna being called a n*gger b*tch by a Dutch magazine to the caricatured objectification of the Hottentot Venus, images of black women in the m...

Why Aren't We More Worried About White Power Extremists?

Ted Hesson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home
Ted Hesson

Part of preventing another tragedy like this will require an honest assessment of what constitutes a terroristic threat. We need to give credence to the risks posed by domestic extremist groups.

Lena Dunham & Jon Hamm Are New Co-Stars!

Posted 08.07.2012 | Home

What are "Girls" star Lena Dunham and "Mad Men" actor Jon Hamm doing together? The young and hip Dunham introduces the new The New Yorker iPhone ap...

WATCH: 'The Boss' Opens Up About His Struggle With Depression

Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

In a recent profile in The New Yorker, "The Boss" opened up about some of the bumps along his road to tremendous success -- as "Born to Run" and "Dark...

I Hate Lena Dunham

The Levo League | Posted 09.05.2012 | Home
The Levo League

Another woman's success doesn't take away from my own. If anything, it creates more opportunities for me to achieve my dreams.

Michael Calderone

'Ghost Wars' Author Writing Sequel | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- New America Foundation president Steve Coll plans to step down from his post at the public policy institute later this year. A former W...

Why We Need To Get Over 'Genre Guilt'

Noreen Tomassi | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Noreen Tomassi

At New York's Center for Fiction where I'm director, we support what is now called literary fiction. But we also just created the country's only MFA-quality program devoted to crime fiction writing. No one should feel any shame in reading genre fiction for pleasure.

Ted Conover: On Traveling and Being Free Behind Bars

Ru Freeman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
Ru Freeman

It is a mix of journalistic integrity and personal generosity that has served him well and brought Ted Conover much attention for his in-depth reporting about the issues of our times.

Alternative New Yorker Covers For Mother's Day

Posted 05.13.2012 | Home

TIME's most recent cover -- if you haven't seen it, where have you been? -- probably takes the cake as far as provocative parenting imagery is concern...