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Play That Funky Ukulele, White Boy

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

There shall be no Stones or Who or Metallica coming from my ukulele. Instead, I hope to conjure the spirit of the late Hawaiian mountain of a man, Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole, whose "Over the Rainbow" will break then mend your heart.

Oversharing: Are We Relinquishing Our Right to Anonymity?

Katie Dove | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Katie Dove

Do we have the right to be anonymous or does it interfere with our country's commitment to freedom of speech?

Overwhelmed By Bad News? You're Not Alone

Eric Mink | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media
Eric Mink

When bad news becomes overwhelming, as it does with some regularity, the cable news channels are not your friends. Your need for clear understanding is incompatible with their on-air and online business plan, which depends on you being anxious and staying tuned in. Giving them up is easier than you think.

Does Political Correctness Work?

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

While our lexicons are being updated to reflect a changing understanding of prejudice, it's hard to imagine that some of us aren't losing our relation to the real-life problems that our language is trying to solve.

What Show in Development Would Make You Subscribe to Sarah Palin's Awesome New Cable Channel?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Fear not! Governor Quit is never far from spewing new ideas. And we have proof. We were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the Palin Channel's development slate.

Why C-Section Rates In America Are Soaring

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents

Currently, roughly one in three American babies are born via caesarean section. But according to The New Yorker's new short documentary, "An Unnecessa...

Comic Liz Miele's Animated Series 'Damaged' Celebrates First Season

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

While most any comedian can now spearhead a web series, few simultaneously tackle the challenges inherent in not only animating the content, but ensuring it maintains appeal for young and adult audience alike.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Reacting to the 9/11 Memorial and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Adam Gopnik on the 9/11 Memorial: "The site contains more contradictions, unresolved and perhaps unresolvable, than any other eight acres in Manhattan."

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...