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: "The Distant Shore" by Jon Lee Anderson; "Love in Translation" by Lauren Collins; and "Status Update" by Adelle Waldman.
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.
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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.
Tessa Hadley published her first work of fiction, Accidents in the Home, at the age of 45, three months after her critical study Henry James and the Imagination of Pleasure came out. A second novel, Everything Will Be All Right, was published the following year, in 2003. She teaches English and creative writing at Bath Spa University College and is currently working on a third novel and on a play, The Wendy House, for BBC Radio.
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.
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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.
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In this issue: "The Way Out" by Amy Davidson; "Family First" by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Total Recall" by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Be Kind, Rewind" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Sharp Notes" by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Sirens in the Night" by David Remnick; "Can Latinos Swing Arizona?" by Héctor Tobar; "The Guantánamo Failure" by Connie Bruck; "Parental Controls" by Amy Davidson; and "Voyages" by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Defying Conventions" by Steve Coll; "Outdone" by Ian Frazier; "The War and the Roses" by Jill Lepore; "Prance Master" by Sam Knight; and "Find Yourself" by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Across the Divide" by Jelani Cobb; "Trump's Boswell Speaks" by Jane Mayer; "Captain of Her Soul" by Rachel Aviv; "Counting Sheeple" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Funny Women" by Anthony Lane.
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.
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.
Walking her dog, Beatrice, Jody falls under the spell of Everett's bewitching smile. Everett begins to appreciate his post-divorce life only when he falls in love with Howdy, Polly's puppy. Polly lives with her brother, George, and wants him to fall in love. George isn't so much looking for a love life as for life direction, and Howdy leads him right to it. Doris hates the trash on her block, she hates the pee on her SUV's tires, and, above all, she hates dogs. That is, until she gets one of her own.
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In this issue: "Court Politics" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Runs in the Family" by Siddhartha Mukherjee; "Imaginary Spaces" by Andrew O'Hagan; and "Mystery Trips" 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.
One of art's purest challenges is to translate a human being into words. The New Yorker magazine has met this challenge more often and more successfully than any other modern American journal. Starting with its light fantastic evocations of the glamorous and the idiosyncratic in the '20s and continuing to the present, with complex pictures of such contemporaries as Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor, The New Yorker's Profiles have presented readers with a vast and brilliant portrait gallery.
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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.
Richard Dawkins holds the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. His books include the best-selling The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, and A Devil's Chaplain, a collection of essays. He has received the International Cosmos Prize and the Kistler Prize.