The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.
In this issue: "Money Trouble" by Amy Davidson; "Prince" by Vinson Cunningham; "Same but Different" by Siddhartha Mukherjee; "Madness" by Eyal Press; and "Sex and Sexier" by David Denby.
"Distraction" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Watching the Waterfront" by William Finnegan; "I'm Afraid I Have Some Bad News" by Larry Doyle; "Stereo Sue" by Oliver Sacks; and "Engine Trouble" by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Ready or Not" by Amy Davidson; "Anticlimax" by Tad Friend; "The Model American" by Lauren Collins; "The Nazi Underground" by Jake Halpern; "Cool Papa" by Kelefa Sanneh; "Hive Mind" by Emily Nussbaum; "On the Rocks" by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Liberal-In-Chief" by Adam Gopnik; "The Bath: A Polemic" by Jessi Klein; "Man on the Street" by Sarah Larson; "The End of the End of the World" by Jonathan Franzen; and "Daring Duos" by Anthony Lane.
Most New Yorkers, even famous ones, have cherished rituals and favorite places that connect them to their city in unique ways. They have their beloved restaurants, museums, parks, galleries, landmarks, haunts, and hideaways. It may be watching tango dancers on Saturday nights in Central Park. Or riding a bike over the Brooklyn Bridge for a slice of Grimaldi's pepperoni pizza and a view of the Manhattan skyline from across the East River.
"GREAT FOR TOURIST!!!"
New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.
"Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy"
In this issue: "Courting Black Voters" by Amy Davidson; "The Digital Dirt" by Nicholas Schmidle; and "Last Days" by William Finnegan; and "Fashion Victims" by Anthony Lane.
"World-Weary", by David Remnick; "Take Picture", by Nick Paumgarten; "Dignity", by William Finnegan; "Caught in the Act", by John Lahr; and "Lonely People", by David Denby.
"Quagmiers" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A Theft in the Library" by William Finnegan; "Salesman" by Nick Paumgarten; "Some Assembly Required" by Paul Goldberger; and "Best Friends" by Anthony Lane.
"Smoke Signals", by John Cassidy; "Harlem Chic", by Kelefa Sanneh; "The Miner’s Daughter", by William Finnegan; and "Fun in the Sun", by Anthony Lane.
William Finnegan has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987. His books include Dateline Soweto, A Complicated War, and Cold New World, all of which grew out of articles for the magazine. In his July 25th New Yorker piece, "The Terrorism Beat", he wrote about how the N.Y.P.D., under Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, is working to prevent terrorist attacks.
"Nobel Surprise", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Exit through the Lobby", by James Surowiecki; "You've Got Mail", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Secret Keeper", by William Finnegan; "Offensive Play", by Malcolm Gladwell; and "Naughty Boys", by David Denby.
From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, The New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country's most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical. In Cast of Characters, Thomas Vinciguerra paints a portrait of the magazine's cadre of charming, wisecracking, driven, troubled, and brilliant writers and editors. He introduces us to Wolcott Gibbs, theater critic, all-around wit, and author of an infamous 1936 parody of Time magazine.
"Why does A. J. Liebling remain a vibrant role model for writers while the superb, prolific St. Clair McKelway has been sorely forgotten?" James Wolcott asked this question in a recent review of The Complete New Yorker on DVD. Anyone who has read a single paragraph of McKelway's work would struggle to provide an answer. His articles for The New Yorker were defined by their clean language and incomporable wit, by his love of New York's rough edges and his affection for the working man (whether that work was come by honestly or not).
"Less would have been more"
This interview was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.
Join four champion high-stakes poker players, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Jr., Howard Lederer, and David Williams, for steak and conversation with Kevin Conley.
"A New Yorker Shares Stories From His 93 Years of Living" is from the Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Lettie Teague and narrated by Paul Ryden .
Certainly, all the writing in The New Yorker is memorable, and this collection is no exception. The authors include such best sellers as Malcolm Gladwell, Seymour Hersh, and Jonathan Franzen - and the subjects range from the lives of short-order cooks to the secrets of college admissions.
"A random collection?"