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New Yorker's Lizza: Rand Paul Out for Revenge on Establishment

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, claimed that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is motivated in his fight against the GOP Establishment by a desire to get revenge for how members of the establishment treated his father on...Show More Summary

Teen captures mesmerizing images from top of Park Ave. skyscraper

An Instagram account of a purported 17-year-old New Yorker has been filled with dreamy vistas from 432 Park Ave. and elsewhere.

Lyudmila Ulitskaya profile

In the current issue of The New Yorker Masha Gessen profiles Lyudmila Ulitskaya -- surely also one of the maybe two dozen authors in the serious running for the Nobel Prize. As Gessen notes, Daniel Stein, Interpreter was a huge success...Show More Summary

'The New Yorker' Does Its First GIF Cover

"Classy." "Lovely and understated." "So beautiful it'll make you cry." Those were some of the early reviews of The New Yorker's magazine cover this week. It's certainly not the first time a New Yorker cover has been described as "beautiful,"...Show More Summary

Artist Christoph Niemann Creates an Animated Cover for The New Yorker Depicting New York City Traffic on a Rainy Day

18 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Artist Christoph Niemann created a cover for The New Yorker magazine depicting New York City traffic on a rainy day for the October 6th, 2014 issue. The New Yorker posted a GIF of the cover with moving rain drops as well as two of Niemann’s earlier sketches of rainy-day traffic. When I arrived in New York […]

Latest The New Yorker Cover is a Gif

18 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

“Rainy Day,” an illustration by Christoph Niemann — is The New Yorker’s first ever animated cover. Of course it’s not animated in real life, but the raindrops do move when viewing the cover online. We’re telling you this now so you’ll have adequate time to figure out how to explain gifs to your grandparents. Show More Summary

New Yorkers' walking dread

Stand on a corner in California and the cars whiz by—until you place your foot in the crosswalk. Whoa, dude. Drivers slow to a stop and beckon you to do your pedestrian thing. Place that foot... To view the full story, click the title link.

Return of the Aqua Buddha! Rand Paul Survives Another Long Magazine Feature

20 hours agoNews : Reason

The New Yorker has published an 11,753-word article on Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and his political navigations on the way to a 2016 White House run. The tepid, conclusion-averse nature of Ryan Lizza's piece—as opposed to more bold profiles...Show More Summary

Parcel raises $1M to bring personalized home delivery to Manhattan

New York-based Parcel, the company that wants to make sure busy New Yorkers never miss another package delivery, launched on Monday in Manhattan after raising $1 million in venture funding this past summer. The company is just coming out of a beta period today for residents of that borough, and also plans to start beta […]

Discrimination is an “inalienable” right: The 5 juiciest revelations in The New Yorker’s Rand Paul profile

From tensions with Ron Paul to his support for legalized discrimination, a new profile sheds an unflattering light

The Internet's Greatest Supervillain

22 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

The supervillain known as The Troll is now locked up and unable to harm anyone. But there's always one more person succumbing to the allure of internet courage and anonymity, as illustrated by Farley Kitz in The New Yorker. Web Commenter Man didn't start out bad. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Truth about the AIG bailout, Holder's legacy, Tom Cotton's 'principles'

Paul Krugman at The New York Times writes Our Invisible Rich: Half a century ago, a classic essay in The New Yorker titled “Our Invisible Poor” took on the then-prevalent myth that America was an affluent society with only a few “pockets...Show More Summary

An embarrassment of Democrats: Obama edition

(Scott Johnson) President Obama famously disparaged the Islamic State terrorist group as the terrorist JV to his apostle David Remnick in an interview for the New Yorker late last year (Remnick’s article is here). It sounded good at the time, but the words come back to haunt Obama. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Our Invisible Rich

The difference between the rich and the poor is larger than most people realize: Our Invisible Rich, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Half a century ago, a classic essay in The New Yorker titled “Our Invisible Poor” took on...

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House in New York, New York

Ask the many discerning New Yorkers, "light or dark?" and they will instantly know you are referring to the venerable institution of McSorley's Old Ale house. Quenching the thirsts of everyone from Abraham Lincoln to the lower denizens...Show More Summary

New Yorker’s Magazine Covers Shift From Polite to Provocative

For most of its existence, the magazine specialized in covers that were calmly reflective and artistic, but they have turned timely, political and poignant.

Jay Z Sings To 60,000 Testy New Yorkers

A hot Central Park concert can make crowds a little tetchy, but all the New York attitude melted into thin air when Jay and Bey took the stage at the Global Citizen Festival.

Lawrence Wright's 6 favorite books

The Earl of Louisiana by A.J. Liebling (Louisiana State Univ., $19). In 1959, Liebling, one of The New Yorker's greatest and most amusing writers, arrived in Baton Rouge to chronicle the campaign of Earl Long, Huey's younger brother....Show More Summary

I Don't Own A Car, But I Can Borrow One From A Stranger Whenever I Want Thanks To An App

As a New Yorker, it doesn't make much sense for me to own a car. Everything I want is easily accessible by train. Plus, most of my needs — groceries, coffee, bars — are within walking distance of my apartment. It's not like that in San Francisco, where I 've been living the past few months. Show More Summary

The Great Debates

Christopher Beha just finished reading the complete works of Henry James and writes for The New Yorker about the experience while also touching on both “The Great Y.A.” and “The Great Goldfinch” debates.

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