In this issue: "Trump vs. 'Trump'" by Mark Singer; "Trump Days" by George Saunders; "Cool Runnings" by Adam Gopnik; "Empathy for the Devil" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Family Ties" by Anthony Lane.
Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race - in a press conference attended by paid actors, in which he slandered Mexican immigrants - he has dominated headlines, becoming the unrestrained id at the center of one of the most bizarre and alarming elections in American history. It was not always so. In 1996, longtime New Yorker writer Mark Singer was conscripted by his editor to profile Donald Trump. At that time Trump was a mere Manhattan-centric megalomaniac, a failing casino operator mired in his second divorce.
"Hilarious & Terrifying Simultaneously"
This special super-sized issue contains ten articles about the people who gather, make, cook, serve, and eat food that is so mundane you might not give it a second thought - and so exotic you might not give it a first taste.
"War and Words" by Hendrik Hertzberg, "Trump v. Trump" by Mark Singer; "Postscript" by Paul Rudnick; "The Believer" by Jeffrey Goldberg; "Million-Dollar Murray" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Bauer Power" by Nancy Franklin; and "Home and Abroad" by David Denby.
"Sick and Twisted" by Atul Gawande; "Fuel For Thought" by James Surowiecki; "Ghostly" by Mark Singer; "Hey, Look" by Simon Rich; "Days of Rage" by William Dalrymple; "A Fine Romance" by David Denby; "Dangerous Liaisons" by Nancy Franklin; "Dream On" by David Denby
Tad Friend, a staff writer for The New Yorker, has been contributing pieces since 1987. He writes the magazine's Letter from California and often reports on the entertainment business. He is the author of Lost in Mongolia, a compilation of articles and essays, many of which were first published in The New Yorker.
"Studies Say" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Joyride" by Mark Singer; "Knowing the Enemy" by George Packer: The anthropology of insurgency; "The Good Book Business" by Daniel Radosh; "First Bite" by Anthony Lane: What's eating Hannibal Lecter?; and "Fighting Men" by Anthony Lane.
"Troubled Waters Over Oil" by James Surowiecki; "The Origami Lab" by Susan Orlean; "The Castaways" by Mark Singer; and "Big Time" by Sasha Frere-Jones.
"Citizens" by Steve Coll; "The Room" by Tad Friend; "Meg and Jason" by Rebecca Mead; "Stringer's Way" by Mark Singer; "Blighted" by Sasha Frere Jones; "All in the Game" by Nancy Franklin; and "Violent Times" by David Denby.
There are nine articles in this edition: "Brouhahaha", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "First Book", by Ben McGrath; "Monster Career", by Mark Singer; "Idle Hands", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Stressbuster" by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Silent Minds" by Jerome Groopman; "Sin Dolor", by T. Coraghessan Boyle; "Upstate", by Louis Menand; and "Leaving It All Behind", by Anthony Lane.
Whether it's the loss of a job, a newly assigned responsibility at work, or a global recession that threatens your entire company or industry, an unanticipated change can knock even the most experienced among us off guard. So if you want to succeed in business-and in life-it's not enough to be the smartest in the room or even the hardest working; you have to be a great curveball hitter.