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A Pulitzer Prize Winner, and Two Finalists

We were pleased to learn, on Monday afternoon, that Elizabeth Kolbert has won the Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction, for her book “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.” Kolbert, a New Yorker staff writer since 1999, has covered...Show More Summary

Learning to Take Comics Seriously

For someone whose work is the outward face of the inviolable, highbrow New Yorker, Francoise Mouly has never been one to shy away from getting her hands dirty. In her youth, she worked as a plumber, electrician, and Grand Central Station cigarette vendor. Show More Summary

Carey Mulligan Is No Longer English

In a shocking video released today by Vogue, Academy Award-nominated actress and former Englishwoman Carey Mulligan suggested that she has renounced her citizenship of the United Kingdom and become a New Yorker. Mulligan moved to the...Show More Summary

Over 88,000 Desperate New Yorkers Are Competing For 55 "Poor Door" Affordable Housing Rentals

The Upper West Side building that made "poor doors" a policy issue has been flooded with low-income New Yorkers trying to get inside. The developer claims that over 88,000 applications for the 55 affordable housing rental units have been received so far. [ more › ]

Ira Stoll on the Left’s Bogus Attack on the Apple Watch

9 hours agoNews : Reason

The Apple watch goes on sale Friday, and, just in time, the left is preparing a new assault on the world’s most-admired company. The signal came in The New Yorker magazine, a publication that embodies elite left-wing political sensibilities and one that has also happily accepted its share of Apple advertising dollars over the years. Show More Summary

New Yorker Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempting to Join Al-Qaeda

An US citizen betrayed the United States by triying to join the al-Qaeda terrorist organization in 2011 and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to US Attorney Loretta Lynch on Monday.

City Council Wants To Decriminalize Stoop Drinking & Other Minor Offenses

The NYPD's policy of severely tamping down on minor offenses means that many New Yorkers (mostly young men of color) end up in jail because they didn't pay a small fine or show up in court. Some City Councilmembers, including the Speaker, want to make those offenses civil, not criminal?could this be the shift that breaks Broken Windows? [ more › ]

Those Who Write for Immortality

Joshua Rothman writes in The New Yorker about a new book by H.J. Jackson, on the romantic poets: Truly long-term literary endurance depends, Jackson writes, on “regular reinterpretation,” and, for that to happen, your writing has to be rich and multi-dimensional. That doesn’t mean, though, that other factors can’t help it along. Thanks to Wordsworth’s […]

Here's What New Yorkers Were Buying on Record Store Day 2015

12 hours agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Vice: Thump

While this year's celebration of all things vinyl wasn't without its fair share of controversy, New Yorkers still lined up for hours on end to cop some exclusive wax.

Film Arcade Acquires Sundance Pic ‘James White’

The Film Arcade acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Josh Mond-directed James White. It’s a coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family changes. Show More Summary

The Supposed Mars Bar Reboot Is Just Another Juice Bar

Miss you, BB. There's been a lot of talk about beloved Mars Bar reopening on Second Avenue, but it looks like the establishment will only live on in New Yorkers' dreams. Last year, the Pink Elephant team pitched an unusual way to revive...Show More Summary

NYC Sees Warmest Day In Seven Months

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Millions of New Yorkers poured into the streets and the parks this weekend to enjoy the first real break in one of the longest, coldest winters in many years. The wind chill was back down in the low 40s last night, but still!

The People You Meet

Thomas Kunkel’s “Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker” (Random House) is a book about someone who may seem, except to longtime students of this magazine, an odd and unpromising subject for a full-length biography. Mitchell was a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1938 until his death, in 1996. Show More Summary

Festival of Books: Malcolm Gladwell discusses fame, writing and three strikes

Author and New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell sat down with Times' film critic Kenneth Turan at the inaugural Los Angeles Times Ideas Exchange on Sunday during the Festival of Books at USC.

Activist to Swim Brooklyn's Toxic Gowanus Canal on Earth Day

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

On Earth day, one New Yorker plans to do something likely to make other New Yorkers gag. Christopher Swain will swim the length of the Gowanus Canal on Wednesday. The Gowanus Canal is no place for humans. The fetid, 1.8-mile dead-end channel in Brooklyn is one of the most heavily contaminated bodies of water in the United States. Show More Summary

A kockeputzi.

"I remember liking the present Museum of Modern Art before it opened in 2004. For the life of me, I can’t now imagine what I was thinking. An aged New Yorker, visiting from Florida, not long ago happened upon the new Whitney. A 'kockeputzi,' she called it. Show More Summary

See New Yorkers Bask In NYC's First 80-Degree Day Since September 2014!

   How about that day yesterday—WOW, such amazing weather, right?! The temperature actually hit 80 degrees, sunny and clear, nice breezes by the rivers... and it seemed like everyone who was in the city, was outside! [ more › ]

Synthetic Weed Is Putting New Yorkers in the Hospital Again

What's that strange smell in the suddenly warm air? It might just be synthetic marijuana. Once again, the authorities have issued a warning against smoking the stuff — also known as "spice" or "K2" — which has put 120 people in New York City hospitals since the beginning of April... More »

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