A report released today by Comptroller Scott Stringer [PDF] shows that the number of crowded apartments in New York City?apartments where the ratio of people to rooms is more than 1:1?ballooned more than 15% between 2005 and 2013. [ more › ]
In a new interview with David Kamp for Vanity Fair, native New Yorker Billy Eichner talks about growing up in an outer borough of the city, the reason for his on-camera shouting, and his dream of getting Meryl Streep on his TV series...Show More Summary
For a feud that “The Good Wife” swears doesn’t exist, things sure are heating up between Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi. At Sunday’s New Yorker Festival, Margulies addressed the rumors that she and Panjabi are locked in a secret years-long feud that seriously affected the filming of the...
Last night Billy Joel sat down with the New Yorker's Nick Paumgarten, who wrote that profile on the musician last year, you know, the one that you didn't want to end? Read it here. Now, read the below musings, which Joel delivered last night during the talk (and enjoy some bonus footage of him performing a bit for the crowd). [ more › ]
And 4 more revelations from a new in-depth New Yorker profile on the surging Democratic presidential contender
Poet and professor Brian Kim Stefans penned an “Open Letter to the New Yorker” this weekend, pointing out in no-uncertain terms the racism he’s found to permeate the controversial Alec Wilkinson profile of Kenneth Goldsmith. There’s a lot to pull quote here, as Stefans is a sharp writer, and has known Goldsmith for a long […]
On Friday, Hilton Als (author of White Girls) conducted a talk with the legendary Toni Morrison at the New Yorker Festival. Morrison has written 11 novels, seven works of nonfiction, and no big deal but in 1993 she won the Nobel Peace Prize for literature, making her the most recent American to... More »
The New Yorker's David Remnick is a man of many talents — writer, editor, and casual guitar-strummer. On Saturday, during his New Yorker Festival chat with Patti Smith, Remnick actually broke out his ax and grooved with the Horses legend. New York has long been on the David Remnick guitar-hero... More »
Photo by Jesse Ditmar Patti Smith is currently on tour promoting her new memoir, M Train. Over the weekend, Smith was interviewed by New Yorker editor David Remnick at the New Yorker Festival, where she revealed she's been writing more books, as Vulture points out. Show More Summary
Is Kenneth Goldsmith continuing to lead the charge in a revolutionary poetry movement? Has he overstepped his bounds? Is conceptual poetry dead? Alec Wilkinson for The New Yorker and Cathy Park Hong for The New Republic offer their opinions.
While New Yorkers continue to salivate over Manhattan's first freestanding Chik-fil-A opening, the Atlanta-based chain has announced plans to open its first freestanding location in Atlanta's Vine City. This comes just eight months after...Show More Summary
For years, nail salons operated with little public scrutiny. But when reports of widespread wage theft and abuse of the industry's largely immigrant, female workforce shook New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew... To view the full story, click the title link.
Morning Edition interviewed Patti Smith about her new memoir M Train. The New York Times also profiled Smith. Vulture recapped her recent Mew Yorker Festival appearance. Current odds for the Nobel Prize in Literature. PopMatters interviewed Josh Epstein of Jr...
Golden Oldies. The New Yorker, Oct. 13, 2015.
You can tell that the host of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast is a stand up by his actions on stage even when he’s not telling jokes. Maron's appearance on Saturday night at the New Yorker Festival was billed as a conversation with the magazine's Kelefa Sanneh, but the... More »
We're all kicking ourselves for not seeing Broadway's latest darling Hamilton while it was still in previews at the Public Theater — since the move, tickets are almost impossible to get. But last night at the New Yorker Festival, Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of the hit show, offered a... More »
To promote her latest memoir, M Train (out Tuesday), Patti Smith spoke with The New Yorker's David Remnick at the magazine's festival this weekend about a colorful blend of literary and non-literary topics. Although the two apparently text from time to time — Smith sent him pictures from Wittgenstein’s house in... More »
Though typically known for portraying some seriously badass women onscreen, it turns out Sigourney Weaver is a total boss in real life too. On Friday night, Weaver sat down with film critic Anthony Lane at the New Yorker Festival, and recounted one particularly bold interaction she had with President Ronald... More »
Larissa MacFarquhar’s Strangers Drowning is one part modern-day Lives of the Saints, one part confirmation that this is no age for saints. It consists of profiles—many adapted from pieces MacFarquhar wrote for the New Yorker, where she...Show More Summary
Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss laughed off the idea of Sleater-Kinney being the best rock band in the world at The New Yorker festival on Saturday, but to many — including most occupants of the room — it's true. AndShow More Summary