Ending a relationship can be awkward, and comedy group Eva and Mel perfectly captured this by having single New Yorkers read the last text they received from an ex. Try not to cringe while hearing these embarrassing exchanges. Video courtesy Eva & Mel Follow Eva & Mel: On Facebook Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
The New Yorker has an excerpt of the fourth volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle. Throughout our childhood we three had sat chatting, that was what I was used to, but this was the first time we had done it without Dad living in the house, and the difference was immense. Show More Summary
New Yorkers have always had to deal with your typical urban pests — roaches, rats, bedbugs — but our city environment largely protects us from the beasts of the wild. Unfortunately, a recent spate of wild animal encounters has convinced me that the great and inevitable animal-human war has launched in... More »
A copy editor at The New Yorker looks back at her unusual career in a new book that reflects on the subtle mysteries of hyphens, commas, spelling, and many other topics, even profanity in print.
In the parochial way of most New Yorkers, I have a few well-trod blocks that I consider my own. I admire them daily, a little in love. Every morning, I walk down East Seventh Street from my apartment, between First and A, to the subway at Astor Place. Show More Summary
Thirty years after leading St. John’s to its last Final Four appearance, Chris Mullin is going h0me. No, really: He’s a native New Yorker with the thick Brooklyn accent to prove it. Now, reportedly coming back as head coach, the school’s all-time leading scorer will be tasked with returning the Red Storm to glory after […]
Jon Bon Jovi is $37 million richer today, and one deep-pocketed New Yorker has a rocking pad. The Bon Jovi frontman finally sold his Manhattan penthouse after two years on the market. The giant duplex apartment has five bedroom and five-and-a-half bathrooms, and includes a sprawling terrace. Show More Summary
Specs Who Ruthie Schulder (l.), president; Jessica Resler, creative director What Experiential marketing firm Where New York Even people who don't live in New York know that New Yorkers have no living space. So a few years ago when Ruthie...Show More Summary
Some might say New Yorkers had more money than sense in the Roaring Twenties. Somewhat profoundly, John K. Hencken's idea to build highways on top of skyscrapers in Manhattan required both. Bummer about that stock market crash—otherwise these elevated boulevards might have been built! Emphasis on the might have. Read more...
Many New Yorkers suffer from a suspicion that they arrived here too late. Once, not so long ago, artists clustered in the Village, living in tiny, cheap apartments that squeezed them out onto the pavement, into theaters and music clubs. Show More Summary
New York, March 30, 2015--New York Times Deputy Executive Editor Susan Chira and David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker magazine, joined the Committee to Protect Journalists' board of directors, the organization said today....
Today, the New Yorker has an excellent profile of Hollywood casting director Allison Jones, the woman who discovered Jonah Hill and "McLovin," among others. In the article, it becomes clear that Jones, while an extremely funny person, doesn't write as often as her talent should dictate, or as her collaborators might like: Read more...
In an effort to appeal to readers under the age of 106 and to make Passover cool, The New Yorker enlisted the help of Lena Dunham, the 28-year-old writer, actress, author, director, producer, Jewish human and hipster goddess who has found massive success since the debut of Girls on HBO in 2012. Show More Summary
We were eager to assist the FBI with their recent push to ensure that New Yorkers remain “vigilant” when it comes to identifying and reporting ISIS “recruits and people who may carry out attacks,” but as we noted when the directive was...Show More Summary
Allison Jones, favorite casting director of Judd Apatow and Paul Feig, is the subject of a profile in the April 6 issue of The New Yorker — just ahead of Feig's new Yahoo sci-fi comedy, Other Space, which Jones cast. Jones has been at the forefront of comedy's new "dude... More »
Jonathan Franzen wrote about climate change at he New Yorker. MOJO and The 405 listed 2015's best albums so far. The Los Angeles Times interviewed author James Hannaham. Pitchfork loved Sufjan Stevens' new album Carrie & Lowell. Interview magazine interviewed...
Q: In a New Yorker story, Isaac Bashevis Singer writes, “Morris Krakower is clever at conspiracy, but intrigue isn’t necessary here.” I’ve googled and thesaurused, but I’m apparently too dense to get the distinction. I’m hoping you will clarify it for me. Show More Summary
If you somehow missed it, Lena Dunham is being excoriated for a 35-question "quiz" she published in the venerable New Yorker last week titled "Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?" where readers had to choose which item best fit whom. It had such hilarious items to ponder as: 8. Show More Summary
(Arlo & Janis via GoComics.com) Ah, March… In like a lion. Out like a cold, windy, bullshit lion. — Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) March 28, 2015 Interesting nugget from the end of a New Yorker post by science writer Maria Konnikova: … [W]riting on social media may have therapeutic value, regardless of its predictive value for [Read more...]
Lena Dunham's "Shouts and Murmers" piece,"Dog Or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz" in the March 30, 2015 issue of the New Yorker, is a poke in my eye. I don't like to be poked in the eye. The column starts by asking: "Do the following statements...Show More Summary