The MTA is warning New Yorkers to expect delays on the A and C lines this morning due to problems with the third rail near the Howard Beach A train station. Earlier this morning the MTA suspended A train service between Broad Channel and Rockaway Boulevard because of the third rail problem, and is currently offering shuttle bus service. Here's a taste of that: [ more › ]
Apple's Jony Ive has a new job. Does that mean it's time to sell Apple stock? Ive has been designing Apple products since 1992. A February 2015 New Yorker article was a monument to his ego -- noting that he enjoyed the chauffeuring services of a "Bentley Mulsanne" sitting in its "cream leather back seat" [...]
The great photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who died on Monday at the age of seventy-five, was fierce in her love of photography. Her love extended to the people she worked with: to her staff, her subjects, her students, and the other photographers in her life. Show More Summary
Russell Platt on Nico Muhly and Anwen Crawford on female rock critics, both on the New Yorker website.
It's "Suiting Up" by Mark Ulriksen.Great style and substance. We looked at this one and talked about it for 15 minutes. Here's Amy Davidson's article about the cover and about all the old covers depicting Hillary Clinton. (You see her depicted way in the window to the door of the men's locker room in the new one.)
It's your apartment's fault. Fantastic news for New Yorkers: Living on a noisy street might also make you fatter, say Swedish researchers. A team studied the effects of sound on metabolism in 5,000 people in Stockholm, and found a link between chubbiness and environmental noise. Show More Summary
Back when Cee-Lo Green was a coach on The Voice, one of the singers he selected for his team during season 3 was a young Princeton student named Ben Taub. Taub was eliminated in the Battle Rounds, but he walked away with a nice little stipend, which he promptly used to buy a plane ticket […]
Saul Steinberg's iconic 1976 "New Yorker" cartoon ("View of the World from 9th Avenue") depicting the world fading into the distance beyond the borders of the Hudson River satirizes a snarky mindset of exceptionalism while also acting as a love letter to a city that squeezes in more diversity and culture per capita than any other in the world. Show More Summary
My guest for Episode 2 of my new Ask a Clean Person podcast was Gawker’s own Dayna Evans, who joined me to talk about her calendar obsession, and the trials and tribulations of making the move from a day planner to digital scheduling. Show More Summary
A former contestant on NBC's The Voice used the stipend he received on that show to fund his trip to the Syrian border so he could report on ISIS. This week his reporting was featured in The New Yorker.
This week's issue of The New Yorker features a story about teenagers who join ISIS. The article was written by 24-year-old Ben Taub, who has never written for the magazine before and just graduated from Columbia Journalism School last week. In case you still thought Taub's résumé looked a little... More »
New York might be the center of the universe (at least New Yorkers like to think so), but even they need to get away sometimes — especially when the rising temperatures bring the lovely smell of steamy garbage with them. HomeAway sent us a list of the 25 most popular travel destinations for New Yorkers this summer. Show More Summary
The underrepresentation of women and people of color in media extends all the way to the cartoons tucked into the New Yorker, according to an analysis of every cartoon published in the magazine last year. The journal Proceedings of the Natural Institute of Science found that about 70 percent of the characters were men and 95 percent were white. Next the […]
High commercial rents and speculative landlords are behind a growing number of empty storefronts in one of the city's most successful neighborhoods, according to a report in The New Yorker. Some... To view the full story, click the title link.
File this under "Courage, lack of." John Colapinto's latest novel, "Undone," was recently published in Canada and Japan -- but it was rejected by 41 publishers in this country and a similar number in the United Kingdom and Europe. And not because he was a first-time novelist with a book that ever so gently pressed the envelope. Show More Summary
A group of prosperous Republicans think the 2016 GOP candidates are getting too populist—and they’ve formed a committee to teach trickle-down to the kids.
Photo by Rigmarole / by BY-NC-SA 2.0 Did you know there are people who only need 3-4 hours a sleep a night? I didn’t, at least until I read this New Yorker interview with a woman who has the..disorder? Disease? Mutation? Whatever. They’re called “short sleepers.” She never gets jet lag! She can take really... Show More Summary
UCLA graduate student Michael LaCour not only produced a fabricated gay marriage study – he lied about the funding for it. In fact, according to The New Yorker, LaCour received
Legions of New Yorkers bearing sunblock and towels stormed the city’s beaches for Memorial Day.