The Rest Is Noise takes the listener inside the labyrinth of modern music, from turn-of-the-century Vienna to downtown New York in the '60s and '70s. We meet the maverick personalities and follow the rise of mass culture on this sweeping tour of 20th-century history through its music.
"Learned so much!"
In this issue: "The Choice" by The Editors; "The Unconnected" by George Packer; "Return to Babel" by Joan Acocella; "Sound Waves" by Alex Ross.
Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross described his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of Ross’s writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively.
How did the 2016 Presidential-primary debates become insult-laden, substance-free shouting contests?...
Twenty sizzling stories where control is everything. Whether you like to wear the trousers or be ordered out of them, these stories will have you a slave to your fantasies in no time. Every kind of sexual domination and submission is explored in Power Play, from tongue-in-cheek role play to intense BDSM.
"No More Late Nights", by Emily Nussbaum; "The Shape of Things to Come", by Ian Parker; "Wizards of Sound", by Alex Ross; "No Pain, No Gain", by Anthony Lane.
This issue contains nine articles: "So Long Joe", by Roger Angell; "The Fires", by Dana Goodyear; "Condi's Party Starter", by Jesse Lichtenstein; "Future Reading", by Anthony Grafton; "The Dog", by Roddy Doyle; "Running on Fumes", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "All Souls", by Peter Schjeldahl; "The Endless Scroll", by Alex Ross; and "Drug Warriors", by David Denby.
In Listen to This, Alex Ross, the music critic for The New Yorker, looks both backward and forward in time, capturing essential figures and ideas in classical-music history as well as giving an alternative view of recent pop music that emphasizes the power of the individual musical voice in whatever genre.
"Perceived Threats", by Jelani Cobb; "Kayaktivist", by Nick Paumgarten; "E.Book vs. P.Book", by James Surowiecki; "Slow Ideas", by Atul Gawande; "Othello’s Daughter", by Alex Ross; "House Philosopher", by Peter Schjeldahl; "Summerstage", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Timely Projects", by David Denby.
"Writing and Winning", by Adam Gopnik; "Soul Sisters", by John Seabrook; "The Next Level", by James Surowiecki; "Confounding Fathers", by Sean Wilentz; "In the Name of the Law", by William Finnegan; "The Depths", by Alex Ross; and "Hearing Things", by David Denby.
"Audio v Print - Missing articles"
Hendrik Hertzberg, Eric Konigsberg, David Remnick, Larry Doyle, and Alex Ross.
"Pass on this issue."
The June 6, 2005 issue of The New Yorker includes: "Ladies First" by Rebecca Mead, "Best in Class" by Margaret Talbot, "Talking Chimp Gives his First Press Conference" by Paul Simms, "The Retreat" by Jonathan Franzen,"The Record Effect" by Alex Ross, and "The Current Cinema" by Anthony Lane.
"Condiment", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "What Microloans Miss", by James Surowiecki; "The Iron Lady", by Ryan Lizza; "Picturing Auschwitz", by Alec Wilkinson; "Surreal Life", by John Lahr; "Gale Force", by Alex Ross; and "The Divider", by Jill Lepore.
"Into the Storm", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Crossing the Line", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Legally Related", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Zone A-Plus", by Ben McGrath; "Two Revolutions", by Wendell Stevenson; "Love on the March", by Alex Ross; and "High Times", by David Denby.
There are eight articles in this edition: "The Minsky Moment", by John Cassidy; "Aces", by James McManus; "Beppe's Inferno", by Tom Mueller; "Death in Georgia", by Jeffrey Toobin; "I'll Be a Monkey's Agent", by Paul Rudnick; "Welling Up", by Alex Ross; "Patients, Patients", by Nancy Franklin; and "Young and Restless", by David Denby.
This issue contains seven articles: "Ask the Iraqis", by Lawrence Wright; "Having One for Che", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Well-Tempered Web", by Alex Ross; "Fallen Idols", by David Denby; "Sparky from St. Paul", by John Updike; "A Paler Shade of White", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Nocturnes", by Anthony Lane.
Nancy Franklin joined the staff ofThe New Yorker in 1978 as a typist, and was subsequently a fact checker and a nonfiction editor. Since 1989, she has contributed Talk of the Town pieces, essays, Profiles, and humor pieces to the magazine. From 1994 to 2002, she was a theatre critic; currently, she writes the On Television column.
An update on Ross McNutt and his superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash....