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Piatigorsky Festival

Cello Nation. The New Yorker, June 6 and 13, 2016.

Summer reading.

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

Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler’s APOCRYPHA NOW — Interview for THE GOOD MEN PROJECT

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.

Frank Modell Was A Cartoonist For The New Yorker For More Than Half A Century

18 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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.”

Bratton hopes for ‘historic low’ in crime rates this summer

yesterdayNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

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...

Do You Feel the “Pleasure of the Expected?” Like the Opening Routine of the Tonight Show.

“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

Frank Modell, Longtime New Yorker Cartoonist, Dies at 98

Mr. Modell’s contributions to the magazine for more than 50 years evoked for readers their everyday vexations.

Thousands of New Yorkers flocked to watch a hologram's concert

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The Japanese pop phenomenon has been 16 years old for the last nine years, because Hatsune Miku isn’t real.

Mix: Guest Mix: Bryant Canelo - Bridge Burning Mix

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

You'll Want to Read This Moving Fairy Tale From Charles Yu 

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

There are 2 serious books out right now about a man trying to live like a particular nonhuman animal.

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

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

Ask A Native New Yorker: Are All NIMBYs Racist Assholes?

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

Cover of the Week: The New Yorker’s ‘Commencement’ is a master class in quick visual wit

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 […]

What is biography? Who can be trusted? asks Jill Lepore in 'Joe Gould's Teeth'

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...

There Is Only a Title IX Crisis If You Believe the Existence of Trans People Is up for Debate

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

"I’m thinking, Oh, God! I’m cast in one of my least favorite plays of all time, ‘The Crucible,’ by Arthur Miller!"

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 »

Extra, Extra: The Top 20 Influential New Yorkers Under 12 Months Old

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

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