Adam Sternbergh is the culture editor of The New York Times Magazine. Formerly an editor-at-large for New York, his writing
Earlier this year, a New York Times Magazine profile of the showrunner Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) included a line that made me think she was even more than the talented and savvy TV writer she’s already shown herself...Show More Summary
In an article for The New York Times Magazine, Catherine Rampell explores the "wedding markup." While planning her own wedding, Rampell was surprised by the lack of transparency in the wedding industry, even with all the wedding-related...Show More Summary
At The New York Times Magazine, Jon Mooallem has a story about a fight against an invasive species that began with a man called Mike the Hog-a-Nator shop-vac'd five gallons worth of ants out of his air conditioning ducts.
Following a recent essay on the value of ambivalence, our own Mark O’Connell explores the nature of confidence in this week’s New York Times Magazine. Perhaps not surprisingly, he writes that this year’s Web Summit convinced him that tech moguls are congenitally more confident than writers.
by Jia Tolentino At the New York Times magazine, here is a delightful send-up of generic, dumb magazine write-ups on celebrities, from the first paragraph: Kristen Wiig is currently (verb) staring at a (foodstuff) meatball sitting at a table at (favorite restaurant) Dumpy’s. Show More Summary
A New York Times Magazine article reports that while heart rates during sex have been studied, no one has thoroughly examined whether or not sex is actually exercise. This is crazy, because people love studies about how things they like are good for them! Sleep more, drink red wine, eat chocolate... More »
We're pleased to be joined by Sarah Sprague of KSK, Spilly of SB Nation, and Amanda Hesser, former food editor of The New York Times Magazine and founder of Food52. Jolie Kerr, Will Gordon, and I are here, too. We're all hanging out down below in the discussion, awaiting your Thanksgiving food and drink questions. Fire away! Read more...
For this weekend’s movie issue, Oscar winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski teamed with a veritable who’s who of Hollywood to create 11 micro-shorts. And since Robert Redford is the king this fall movie season of the minimal-dialogue game thanks to All is Lost, we couldn’t help but start with his “Making a Scene” short. Show More Summary
Defamer Cate Blanchett Is Terrifying In Her New York Times Magazine Short Film | Paleofuture You Can Own an Unopened Beer From the Hindenburg | Regressing Chart: How Does Weight Affect The Lifespans Of Pro Football Players? Read mor...
With Steven Spielberg's cinematographer Janusz Kaminski directing, eleven actors paired with eleven writers (and writing teams) to create eleven shorts for The New York Times Magazine's featurette "Making a Scene." Robert Redford partnered with writing duo Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, Cate Blanchett with Computer Chess writer-director Andrew Bujalski, Julia... More »
The New York Times Magazine released 11 artsy micro-short films today, each featuring a famous celebrity being beautiful. Absurdist but artful, the shorts are so nonsensical that film buffs are likely to flock to them and immediately declare them "avant-garde" and "brilliant," rather than admit they make no fucking sense. Show More Summary
In this week’s issue of the New York Times Magazine, the economics reporter Catherine Rampell delved into the bargain-basement cost of turkey at Thanksgiving. Why, she wondered, is turkey so cheap, when the law of supply and demand would suggest just the opposite? She came up with a few plausible explanations. Show More Summary
The New York Times Magazine will fittingly take on a cinematic for its annual Hollywood Issue honorees this year, incorporating 11 big-name actors into 11 short films that will live on NYTimes.com and the publication's YouTube channel, starting on Nov. Show More Summary
Veronique Greenwood is filling in for me this month at The New York Times Magazine's Eureka column. She's got a great piece about efforts to detect some notoriously hard-to-spot cancers earlier by looking for distinct smells they might produce.
(Scott Johnson) Peter Baker is the distinguished New York Times reporter and author, most recently, of Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House. The New York Times Magazine published a lengthy excerpt of the book here. I admire the fairness of his work. Show More Summary
In a longform piece for the New York Times magazine, Ed Caesar has a thoughtful and wonderfully-written discussion of art theft that (amazingly!) offers some new insights into a well-worn subject. Here is a taste, but the whole piece is worth a read: Still, the concept of art as collateral is tricky. The best chance […]
A Swiss proposal that would establish income for all citizens has gained support from some economists. “Take one income, please,” the caption of a cartoon from a recent New York Times magazine article reads. The image shows a coupon dispenser distributing 1,000 mille francs. Show More Summary
In 2001, The New York Times Magazine spoke to 21 women who had just graduated from law school and were recruited to a New York law firm. They were asked to discuss gender issues — you know, your standard are you planning on having it all roundup. Now they are... More »
The New York Times | Gawker | Capital Hugo Lindgren will leave The New York Times Magazine at the end of this year, Christine Haughney reports. Lindgren “described the last few days as difficult” in a meeting with staffers … Read mo...