Call it Trump paranoia. Or Trump Derangement Syndrome Be afraid. Be very afraid. That is the unsubtle message from The New Yorker magazine this last week as its cover flap promoted the notion in big and bold white letters. "TRUMP And The White Nationalists: By stoking paranoia about immigration, Trump has energized the far right and is creating chaos in the G.O.P."
New books of poetry from names like Linda Gregerson and James Tate are always a cause for celebration. Over at the New Yorker, Dan Chiasson takes a look at Gregerson’s Prodigal: New and Selected Poems and Tate’s Dome of the Hidden Pavilion in one extremely thorough essay.
A missing Queens ironworker who serenaded New Yorkers as the “Second Avenue Sinatra” was found dead Friday.
The Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor famously and emphatically rejected the idea that the host used in the Communion rite is a mere symbol. Gun owners might have a similarly negative response to Adam Gopnik’s claim that guns “have an...Show More Summary
Post by Liz Alterman. It makes sense that comedian Amy Schumer's home would be as cool and fun as she is. The Trainwreck star, a native New Yorker, plunked down $1.7 million for a one-bedroom townhouse on Manhattan's Upper West Side....Show More Summary
While most of the country reacted to Wednesday's horrific on-air murder with nothing less than unrestrained disgust, a dozen or so groups upstate are taking action of a different sort: On Sunday, a rally will be held to push for upstate...Show More Summary
This review of Tequila Sunrise originally appeared in 1988 at The New Yorker and is reprinted here with permission from Pauline Kael’s daughter, Gina James. Read more...
As a rule New Yorkers do things on a daily basis, just like pretty much everyone else in the world, but it's often assumed the things New Yorkers do are strange things, urbane things, utterly New Yorkerly things. The thing I said about...Show More Summary
Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here their whole lives and Know It All. One of these lifers works among us at Gothamist—publisher Jake Dobkin grew up in Park Slope and still resides there. Show More Summary
Amid a decade’s worth of New Yorker articles about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath collected ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the natural disaster, the magazine published a short video report on the effort to incentivize residents of Staten Island, a place hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, into leaving parts of the disaster-prone borough.
A 22-year-old New Yorker who really, really, really wanted to procure ricin for nefarious purposes has been convicted of attempting to acquire the deadly toxin to use as a weapon. Cheng Le is facing life in prison after he attempted to acquire ricin through the Dark Web so that he could commit "100% risk-free" murder. (Just like on the tee-vee.) [ more › ]
A report released by City Comptroller Scott Stringer this week reveals that New Yorkers filed a record 9,448 tort claims against the NYPD last year, with complaints covering civil rights violations, police misconduct, injuries, and property damage. [ more › ]
Ten years ago tomorrow, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. In the issue of The New Yorker that appeared right after the storm, Nicholas Lemann, who was born and raised in New Orleans, wrote:
Images on this 20-year-old New Yorker's debut flicker by like broadcasts from a battlefield or texts from a party: the man with his hands around a pretty girl's throat, the rich kid with a designer bag full of airplane liquor bottles, the father putting his fist through a wall when...
'Modern Venus of 1947, Coney Island'. (Photo: Courtesy Brooklyn Museum Collection) Coney Island has long been an accessible, one-day vacation for New Yorkers wanting to escape the heat. The first amusement ride was built in 1876 and from that time until World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement area in the United States. Show More Summary
Inside a recent New Yorker article on Donald Trump and the politics behind his rise, there's a curious nugget worth contemplating. (To be sure, the entire lengthy story is worth the read.) The article's author, Evan Osnos, watched the first Republican debate in early August alongside Matthew Heimbach, a well-known young white supremacist, and a group […]
If you can't get enough of Difficult People, you're in luck: Hulu has ordered a second season of the half-hour comedy series. Starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner, the show includes about two cynical New Yorkers working in comedy...Show More Summary
Images courtesty of Karen X. Cheng and Jerry Gabra Cosmopolitan magazine wasn't always a hotbed for wacky sex tips involving donuts, and National Geographic used to be more text-based than visuals—but the New Yorker is pretty much the same as it was back in 1925. Show More Summary
Pin it Apartment Therapy Media is moving on up to a new floor of our New York City/Soho office building on October 1, and our current space is up for grabs! BONUS: We share the office with an amazing company, who is separated by a glass partition. READ MORE »
New York City taxicabs are testing an app called Arro that will allow people to hail taxis from their smartphone. Arro will provide people with the taxi driver's name and the number of the cab so it can be identified when it arrives....Show More Summary