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First Nighter: Hollywood Expat Soderbergh Stages The Library

David Finkle | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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 03.13.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Living Pioneer Journalist

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 02.11.2014 | Books
Molly Alexander Darden

Charlayne just knew she was going to be a reporter like Brenda Starr, her hero in the comic books. Never mind that Brenda was a red-haired white girl. Never mind that most people, except her mother and grandmother, thought she didn't have a chance in the world of accomplishing that.

Dorothy Parker Happy in Los Angeles

Kevin Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Kevin Fitzpatrick

Today there is only one spot in Los Angeles that remembers Dorothy Parker's 30 years as a resident.

The Vexed Jazz-Age Relationship of The New Yorker and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Today we are well accustomed to having some of the most enduring names in American letters long associated with The New Yorker: John Updike, appearing there for nearly sixty years; E. B. White; James Thurber; John Cheever; Rachel Carson; John McPhee; and many more. However, The New Yorker was a newcomer in 1925.

November Days of Drums

Michael Winship | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

While many will recall the sound of muffled drums as Kennedy's horse-drawn funeral caisson was moved through the streets of Washington, I'll remember Friday, 2 p.m., and the echo of drums in a dark and empty school auditorium.

Are Cities Like San Francisco And Boston Becoming 'Manhattanized'?

www.newyorker.com | Posted 12.28.2013 | Hawaii

In the past, a city was said to have "Manhattanized" when it bulldozed old storefronts to make room for dense clusters of commercial skyscrapers: thin...

Proof That Boredom Isn't As Bad As Your Parents Always Told You

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

City-dwellers (especially New Yorkers) tend to pride themselves on their jadedness. A blasé, don't-know-don't-care attitude allows them to walk by va...

First Nighter: When Irish Eyes Aren't Smiling in Sean O'Casey and Maeve Brennan

David Finkle | Posted 12.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Charlotte Moore as artistic director and Ciarán O'Reilly as producing director at the Irish Repertory Theatre form one of the most reliable teams in New York City, and if they aren't regularly celebrated, they should be.

On Teaching the Work of Alice Munro

Daniel Pena | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Daniel Pena

Alice Munro's writing, like all great writing, teaches us to be human. It engages big questions in small spaces: What does it mean to be regional? What does it mean to be Canadian? What does it mean to be a mother? What does it mean to be betrayed?