The New Yorker’s Connie Bruck reports on new evidence that top Trump White House adviser, Steve Bannon, took issue with his daughter’s potential school because, in Bannon’s view, it had too many Jews. Please add your name to those calling on Bannon to be fired. We had learned last summer that Bannon’s ex-wife, Mary Louise […]
When the temperature is just right and I squint really hard, I can still sometimes conjure the lazy, hazy, prelapsarian feeling of Donald J. Trump as mere horsefly—annoying as hell, sure, but posing no serious threat—which I’ll admit I clung to till around 1 A.M. on November 9th.
Trump tells Fox News in an interview Friday that he feels "guilty" when he returns to Trump Tower because authorities close surrounding streets and "I hate to see the New Yorkers with streets closed." [...] Trump says he's always accused of "having fun" or playing golf at his clubs; he says he's always working.
(Paul Mirengoff) That’s the title of this article by Amy Davidson of the New Yorker. It would be difficult to deny that such an effort is underway, as Davidson shows. The effort makes great sense. From all that appears, Ivanka Trump has influence with her father. Show More Summary
The widely-dreaded L train shutdown of 2019 is still two years away, but New Yorkers who live along the line will get a preview in the not-so-distant future, according to a Friday afternoon press release from the MTA. [ more › ]
A series of events in the lead-up to this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend, starting with, well, the 2016 election as well as the decision by The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, followed by others, to exit the party circuit this year, continuing with the decision by President Trump to stay away from the...
ON SUNDAY, Bob Mankoff will officially end this 20-year tenure as cartoon editor of The New Yorker, having introduced more than 100 new humorists to the magazine’s readers. As he vacates that post, Mankoff isn’t leaving humor behind. He’s continuing to guide a cartoon-encyclopedia book project for The New Yorker; he is working with ClickHole head […]
If there’s one thing I trust about Donald Trump, it’s that he’s currently the President. He’s made us laugh until we cried, and then continued to cry in perpetuity. But, as they say, comedy equals tragedy plus time, so one day everything might be hilarious, and also underwater. Show More Summary
When Donald Trump was elected president 100 days ago, many otherwise defeated New Yorkers were comforted by the sight of a small plane flying over the west side of Manhattan with a banner reading: "We Outnumber Him, Resist." [ more ...
Buy New Yorker Cartoons»
Patricia Lockwood became a famous poet on the Internet, a statement that raises many questions: Is “famous poet” even a thing? Isn’t poetry a stodgy and dignified endeavor, more suited to print magazines like the New Yorker than ephemeral, frivolous spaces like Twitter? And how was it that some...
Did you know that “samo” (short for “same ol’ shit”) appeared as a graffiti tag in ’70s and ’80s NYC?, as painted by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Poet Morgan Parker recently set out to have “samo” tattooed on her upper arm at Electric Anvil, a shop in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Amanda Petrusich documents the experience in her […]
"... this is a common enough practice when dealing with authoritarian governments. But it should at least cause a little unease here at home," writes Amy Davidson in "The Global Effort to Flatter Ivanka" (in The New Yorker). She's writing...Show More Summary
SUNDAY WILL officially mark Bob Mankoff’s final day as cartoon editor of the New Yorker, capping a two-decade tenure. But the occasion also prompts him to reflect on his four-decade history as a contributor to the magazine. “When I look back on those [hundreds of] cartoons over the course of my career,” Mankoff tells The Washington […]
As summer approaches, New Yorkers and tourists will be looking for spots to picnic.
James Surowiecki has a great article in the New Yorker this week about the new Nintendo Wii system, titled "In Praise of Third Place." What James really asks is if you are a distant third in a market, how do you compete with the big boys? In this case, Nintendo is slugging it out with... The post What startups can learn from Nintendo appeared first on BeyondVC.
Not that you asked, but here's what a New Yorker thinks of L.A., having never actually been. [ more › ]
Buy New Yorker Cartoons»
Tired of southern California hogging all the Hello Kitty sweets? Here’s some good news if you’re in New York — the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is making its return to the area soon! May 6 is the date New Yorkers will want to mark on their Sanrio calendars. Show More Summary
I am a skeptic. Chalk it up to being a native New Yorker, extremely neurotic, or a combination of the two, but my entire life, I have refused to buy into concepts that I deem "crunchy granola" or "hippie dippy." But after trying - and...Show More Summary