Cello Nation. The New Yorker, June 6 and 13, 2016.
A slide show — open without a subscription — of many old New Yorker covers on the theme of summer reading. 1. Why is summer reading considered different from other reading? I remember when the idea was you finally had a lot of leisure time, so you'd read something big and long, like Doris in "Goodbye, Columbus":2. Show More Summary
Alex Yarde's exclusive interview with New Yorker cartoonist & two-time Eisner winner Shannon Wheeler & Mark Russell's follow up to GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU, APOCRYPHA NOW! The post Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler’s APOCRYPHA NOW — Interview for THE GOOD MEN PROJECT appeared first on The Good Men Project.
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Modell, who just died at age 98, “had no illusions about the role his cartoons played at The New Yorker, well known for its long articles: to break up ‘great slabs of type,’ as he put it.”
The Big Apple could notch another record-low crime rate this year, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton crowed Sunday as the city headed into the unofficial start of summer. But his prediction was met with scorn from some New Yorkers, who were more concerned with navigating a long, hot and potentially violent season than “flat” overall crime...
“There is such a thing as the pleasure of the expected. Opening routine of ‘Tonight Show’ provides it; millions would feel cheated if the ceremony were changed.” — Kenneth Tynan, “Fifteen Years of the Salto Mortale,” New Yorker (FYI:...Show More Summary
Mr. Modell’s contributions to the magazine for more than 50 years evoked for readers their everyday vexations.
The Japanese pop phenomenon has been 16 years old for the last nine years, because Hatsune Miku isn’t real.
Oof, I really like Bryant Canelo. Dude is REAL and FRIENDLY. A combination only FEW Jersey natives can combine. And FEWER New Yorkers can even comprehend it. So dangling and mangling with good old Bryant Canelo is always the best usage of my time or your time or anyone who is with him. Show More Summary
We love Charles Yu’s short deeply meta stories, and he’s just published a new one in this week’s edition of The New Yorker. It’s a brilliant, moving fairy tale that you don’t want to miss. Read more...
These are nonfiction books, and they are being taken seriously. I read about them in Joshua Rothman's article in The New Yorker, "The Metamorphosis/What is it like to be an animal?"Two men — Thomas Thwaites and Charles Foster — independently conceived of their projects. Show More Summary
Snowflake college students are the subject of a lengthy article published by The New Yorker. In The Big Uneasy, author Nathan Heller introduces his readers to the snowflake students who attend Oberlin College, a place where, according to Heller, the norms run left of Bernie Sanders. Just how flaky are these particular snowflakes? Well, during [...]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
POMP is so often short-lived, because it necessarily must run headlong into circumstance. And to illustrate that point perfectly, one image this week keeps floating back, as resilient as hope, into my visual consciousness. The work is called “Commencement,” by Brooklyn-based artist R. Kikuo Johnson for The New Yorker magazine, and at first blush, it […]
One winter, Jill Lepore, the prolific historian and New Yorker correspondent, taught a course called “What Is Biography?” To coax her Harvard sophomores to ponder whether we can truly know another person, she assigned Julian Barnes’ novel “The Sense of an Ending.” She also gave them two famous...
On May 24, Harvard Law Professor Jeannie Suk published an article on the New Yorker’s website headlined “The Transgender Bathroom Debate and the Looming Title IX Crisis.” Suk described her misgivings about recent guidance from the Department of Education and the Department of Justice about transgender students with no shortage of hyperbole. Show More Summary
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The laugh-out-loud line (for me) in "Letter from Oberlin/The Big Uneasy/What’s roiling the liberal-arts campus?" a great New Yorker article by Nathan Heller. The line is spoken by Roger Copeland, a professor of theater and dance who's been teaching at Oberlin since the 70s. Click for more »
Because Donald Trump lies occasionally, check out today's end-of-day links: Lower East Side escorts, Shakespeare in the Park, car fires on Long Island, meth burritos, influential NYC babies, and Bernese Mountain Dog heaven. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary