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Report: More New Yorkers Are Living In Severely Overcrowded Apartments

30 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

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 › ]

Billy Eichner's Plan to Catch Meryl Streep on the Street

35 minutes agoLGBT / Gay :

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

Imaginary 'Good Wife' feud continues to heat up

1 hour agoHealth : Booster Shots

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...

The Very Quotable Billy Joel Said Some Fun Things Last Night

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 › ]

‘Open Letter to the New Yorker’ From Brian Kim Stefans Points Out Structural Racism of Goldsmith Profile

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 […]

Toni Morrison on Forgiveness, Segregation, and Why She’d Rather Be a Citizen Than a Taxpayer

3 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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 »

David Remnick ‘Survived’ Rocking Out With Patti Smith

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 »

Patti Smith Working on Another Memoir, Young Adult Novel, Detective Story, and More Books

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

Something Borrowed, Something Stolen

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.

First Slice 10/5/05: Chik-fil-A is coming to Vine City

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

Nail salons learn the ways of New York biz: Hire lobbyists

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.

Shorties (Patti Smith on Her New Memoir, Odds for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and more)

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...

Marc Maron Will Finally Ask Lorne Michaels WTF Happened With His SNL Audition

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 »

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton Will Be Filmed

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 »

Patti Smith on Her Next Books, Taking Acid, and Getting Dunked in Urine for Rimbaud

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 »

Sigourney Weaver on Talking to Ronald Reagan About Abortion Rights

17 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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 »

Why Do-Gooders Make the Rest of Us Uncomfortable

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

Sleater-Kinney talks fury and friendship at New Yorker Festival

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

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