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Burglar Caught After Signing Into Facebook On Victim's Computer: Cops

AP | Posted 06.25.2014 | Weird News

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police didn't have to work hard to catch a man who broke into a Minnesota house. First the burglar failed to log out o...

WWII POW Finally Receives Medals Earned Decades Before

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | New York

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- An upstate New York man who spent 10 months as a prisoner of war during World War II has finally received medals he earned for his...

World War II Prisoner Of War Gets Medals Decades Later

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- An upstate New York man who spent 10 months as a prisoner of war during World War II has finally received medals he earned for his...

13 Bests of AWP 2013

Ru Freeman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Books
Ru Freeman

AWP can deliver on some of its promises. If you can keep calm and carry on, if you can acknowledge the hysteria without becoming hysterical yourself, if you can avoid eye-contact with the thousands, yet have conversations with the few, AWP can be magical.

Disappointed With God

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

We all have doubts, and we need to dive into them and feel them and examine them and work through them. Hiding from them or denying them only causes them to fester in our soul.

Is Fiction Culturally Irrelevant?

The New York Observer | Lee Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amid all the hubbub provoked by The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" list, one elephant-sized fact has been hidden in plain view. Fiction has become cultura...

Book Reviews Headed For Extinction?

The Nation | John Palattella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I'd like to talk about a meltdown, one that's occurring not on Wall Street but Grub Street, that storied realm of writers, booksellers, bohemians and ...

For Esme With Love and Squalor

Joseph Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joseph Freeman

Explaining his love for one story, James Wood wrote that it's the kind you want to read aloud to someone. If I had to pick a few stories that meet Wood's assessment, one of them would have to be Salinger's tender For Esme With Love and Squalor.

James Woods Goes To Trial Over Brother's Death

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

WARWICK, R.I. — A hospital did not do enough to care for the brother of James Woods when he went to the emergency room complaining of a sore thr...

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...

Who Are the Most Overrated -- and Underrated -- People of 2008?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

It should be part of everyone's New Year routine to ask: Who did we overrate in '08, and who didn't get their due? These are my proposals.

The New Yorker Wants Palin Elected?

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jerry Weissman

Can it be that the magazine would take this position and do it twice in one issue, the current issue -- the very same issue in which it endorses Barack Obama for president?