No story has been more central to America's history in this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and, until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama's life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Now, from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer, we have a portrait of a young man in search of himself and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president.
In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this best-selling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism.
Since its earliest days, The New Yorker has been a tastemaker: literally. As the home of A. J. Liebling, Joseph Wechsberg, and M. F. K. Fisher, who practically invented American food writing, the magazine established a tradition that is carried forward today by irrepressible literary gastronomes, including Calvin Trillin, Bill Buford, Adam Gopnik, Jane Kramer, and Anthony Bourdain. Now, in this indispensable collection, The New Yorker dishes up a feast of delicious writing on food and drink.
Fierce Pajamas is a delightful treat, a treasury of laughter from The New Yorker, a publication described by W.H. Auden as "the best comic magazine in existence." This collection features unabridged selections by Steve Martin, Woody Allen, James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, Ogden Nash, and more.
"great, but niche"
There had been mythic sports figures before Cassius Clay, but when he burst upon the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mold. Those were the years when boxing and boxers were at the mercy of the mob and the whim of the sportswriters. If you wanted a shot at a title, you did it their way. Young Clay did it his way - with little more than an Olympic gold medal to his credit, he danced into Sonny Liston's baleful view and provoked the terrifying champ into accepting him as his next challenger. The rest is history.
"Look at young Cassius / Carry the Fight"
In this issue: "States vs. Trump" by Jelani Cobb; "It Happened Here" by David Remnick; "Cold Remedy" by Nicola Twilley; and "Fighting Demons" by Anthony Lane.
"The Lobby", by David Remnick; "Escapism Express", by Ben McGrath; "High-Water Marks", by Rebecca Mead; "The Unfriendly Skies", by James Surowiecki; "The Jefferson Bottles", by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Screwed Up", by Nancy Franklin; "Travelling Man", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Eastern, Western", by David Denby
In this issue: "Dinner Talk", by Evan Osnos; "The Avenger", by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Blood at the Root", by David Remnick; "A Modest Proposal", by David Sedaris; and "Highs and Lows", by Anthony Lane.
In October, 2016, Bruce Springsteen appeared at The New Yorker Festival for an intimate conversation with David Remnick...
In this issue: "Three's a Crowd" by Amy Davidson; "Taming Trump" by Ryan Lizza; "How the Light Gets In" by David Remnick; and "Seeing Things" by Anthony Lane.
"Sacred and Profane" by David Remnick; "Shakedown Street" by Ben McGrath; "Not a Word" by Henry Alford; "The Moral-Hazard Myth" by Malcolm Gladwell; "The Shroud of Marin" by Tad Friend; and "Dirty Business" by David Denby.
In this issue: "Exit, Stage Left", by David Remnick; "Protest U", by Alex Carp; "Harangue", by Andrew Marantz; "The Cop", by Jake Halpern; "Clone Club", by Emily Nussbaum; "Renegades", by Alex Ross; and "Long Runs", by Anthony Lane.
Tonight on the program, an appreciation of Muhammad Ali, who died last week. Charlie is joined by Bob Costas of NBC Sports; David Remnick of The New Yorker; Robert Lipsyte, author of "Free to Be Muhammad Ali”; and Ellis Cose, author and the writer-in-residence at the ACLU.
We conclude with the Reverend Jesse Jackson, discussing Ali.
"A Place in History", by George Packer; "At the Scene", by Seth Mnookin; "The Culprits", by David Remnick; "The Underground Recovery", by James Surowiecki; "The Deportation Machine", by William Finnegan; "Happiness", by Ian Parker; and "Home Fronts", by Anthony Lane.
"Days of Rage", by David Remnick; "Clawback", by James Surowiecki; "City of the Lost", by David Remnick; "After Bloomberg", by Ken Auletta; and "Social History", by David Denby.
David Frum is a card-carrying conservative who won’t jump on the G.O.P.’s Trump bandwagon—he believes that America’s fundamental rights will...
"Putin’s Pique", by David Remnick; "The Reckoning", by Andrew Solomon; "Heavy Weather", by Tad Friend; "New SAT Practice Questions", by Cora Frazier; and "Double Trouble", by Anthony Lane.
How did the 2016 Presidential-primary debates become insult-laden, substance-free shouting contests?...
Harry Belafonte, at age eighty-nine, has been a star for more than sixty years, as well as an activist, he says, since birth.
"In the Ruins" by Nicholas Lemann; "Under Water" by David Remnick; "On the Roof" by Dan Baum; "Porch Duty" by Dan Baum; "Home Alone" by Christine Wiltz; "Swing Shift" by Jeffrey Toobin; "A Cloud of Dust" by John Updike; and "Partners" by David Denby.