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.
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!""
How did the 2016 Presidential-primary debates become insult-laden, substance-free shouting contests?...
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 the years after September 11th, Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” made political satire a central part of the media landscape. This hour, we hear from some of today’s leading practitioners: The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz; Trevor Noah, of The Daily Show; Bassem Youssef, and the founders of Reductress. Plus, an alt-right blogger turned White House correspondent explains that journalism is only politics by other means.
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.
"Good biography even if you know the story"
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"
The Web site Gawker’s coverage of celebrity and media-world scandals has made it one of the Internet’s great success stories, but a publishing policy of “when in doubt, put it out” has its consequences.
Mo Willems, the children’s-book author who created the Elephant and Piggie series, stands alongside America’s literary greats.
David Letterman talks with The New Yorker’s Susan Morrison about how he’s spending his retirement avoiding late-night television and tackling climate change. And Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jason Isbell talks to John Seabrook about the joys of writing, performing, and living without alcohol.
In this issue: "Trumpcare" by Atul Gawande; "Active Measures" by Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa; "Beaches" by Emily Nussbaum; "God Only Knows" by Hilton Als; and "Scary Places" by Anthony Lane.
In October, 2016, Bruce Springsteen appeared at The New Yorker Festival for an intimate conversation with David Remnick...
An evangelical Christian climate scientist speaks with David Remnick about explaining global warming to skeptical audiences...
Will the Wall Street insiders Trump has picked to run his economy deliver on the populist promises he made? Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses Trump’s...
If Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, is extradited to the United States, he might face two formidable witnesses: identical twin brothers, former drug traffickers on a major scale, who gathered evidence against him for government prosecutors.
In this issue: "Bad Cops, Good Cops", by Margaret Talbot; "Rubdown", by Andrew Marantz; "Negotiating the Whirlwind", by David Remnick; "Medical Mountaineers", by Rebecca Solnit; and "Deep and Dark", by Anthony Lane.
The playwright Lynn Nottage and the director Kate Whoriskey talk about the factory town that inspired Sweat, Nottage’s new play about the economic recession in the Rust Belt. Actress Jessica Lange tells Hilton Als about her acting début in King Kong and her latest role, Joan Crawford, in Feud. Plus, some new ideas (fictional, fortunately) that will revolutionize health coverage.
Conversations with a few of the best actors working in film and television, Keegan-Michael Key, John Goodman, and Jeremy Irons...
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.
The longtime New Yorker writer John McPhee is an influential teacher of writing, with bookshelves full of titles written by his former students. One of those students, David Remnick, talks with McPhee about the secret to his seminal “nature writing”: it’s all about people.