If you live in the space-silent cultural vacuum of Silicon Valley, you might be surprised by these truths: black people enjoy apps, spend money, and are grossly underrepresented as both creators and consumers of tech. The New Yorker talked to star VC Ben Horowitz, and his eyes are opened. Read more...
"Joy to the world... for no particular reason."
If you're shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, New York's many bakeries, sweet shops, and specialty stores have you covered. Here are some stocking stuffer ideas to get you hungry.
By special guest blogger Maestro Político I’ve seen a lot of fretting around the NYC scene that Bill de Blasio is going to be a disappointment as a mayor. I think many New Yorkers simply have PBSD (Post Bloomberg Stress Disease) — where the mere word “mayor” conjured up images of awkward Spanglish, 16 oz. Show More Summary
New Yorkers’ longevity rose drastically over the past 20 years, the study says, citing factors like declines in AIDS deaths, homicide, smoking-related illnesses and immigrants, who tend to have lower mortality rates.
Brandon Stanton's thousands of not-quite-candid street portraits of New Yorkers (and accompanying captions, usually from the subjects themselves) have made his Humans of New York blog both poignant and extremely popular--as well as garnering him recognition as one of Time...
The original Yule Log television broadcast dates back to 1966, when WPIX-TV aired footage of a cozy fireplace to cheer up New Yorkers who lived in apartments without one. But Netflix really gives it a modern spin this year, humorously...Show More Summary
The late novelist (and regular New Yorker contributor) John Updike discussed leaving New York City during a 2002 interview, about 7 years before his death. In the late 1950s, after only a short time living in Manhattan, Updike movedShow More Summary
The New Yorker website has posted this reporter's mandatory end-of-year list. Emily Nussbaum, our television critic, is probably right in decrying such lists as an intellectual mistake, especially as they pile up in unreadable heaps. Still, it's always a pleasure...
Jeet Heer’s delightful little book about Françoise Mouly’s journey from comic book-loving girlhood through to editor of The New Yorker is absolutely marvelous. It’s such a fun, easy read that I had to forcibly slow myself down so that I could savor it, and the only complaint I really have about the book is that [...]
There is one nightmare that every New Yorker is terrified of experiencing: falling (or getting pushed) onto the subway tracks. For Cecil Williams, 61, that nightmare became a reality on Tuesday when he fainted while standing on the 125th street platform and fell down onto the tracks. But, see, Cecil Williams is blind. So right [...]
This week on the podcast, Reihan Salam welcomes Hilton Als, the theater writer for the New Yorker and one of America's most daring and inventive critics. In his latest book, White Girls, Als blends criticism and memoir in a series of...Show More Summary
The Christmas Grinch arrived early this year in New York, where the city's beloved New York Knicks have had a dreadful start to the 2013-14 season. Yet, New Yorkers have plenty of reasons to embrace the Knicks with holiday cheer. Despite...Show More Summary
Fear of change keeps many New Yorkers on tenterhooks, as we slide into a Bill de Blasio mayoralty. After 12 years of Bloomberg, we've come to live in a very different New York City than the still-smoldering New York that Mayor Mike took...Show More Summary
Last month we published an NYPD pamphlet illustrated by a patrolman that offered New Yorkers tips on how to stay safe in 1974. Today Slate's Rebecca Onion dug up another NYPD brochure, this one from the Special Fraud Squad during the Koch administration, advising you to "Be aware of the con artist & the con game." [ more › ]
Longform journalism is having its moment, one that backers of recent print and digital magazines hope will linger like a 10,000-word New Yorker profile. Readers appear hungry for a more relaxed experience than the harried web. The hashtag #longreads took off on Twitter. Show More Summary
I can't even disagree with Bryan here. Pope Francis, who both The Advocate and The New Yorker's Richard Socarides chose as an LGBT person of the year (or "hero," as Socarides frames it), has in fact said all of these...
3. Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo Wii U) 5. Pikmin 3 (Nintendo Wii U) 9. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS) Check out the full list here
Elon Green asked Lillian Ross to annotate her famous New Yorker profile on Ernest Hemingway
Nathaniel writes, "Copyright X -- AKA 'The MOOC the New Yorker actually liked' -- is tooling up for a second run at it, expanding on its unusual, hybrid format.