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: "Millennialism" by Jelani Cobb; "Frozen" by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Trumptown" by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Cashing Out" by Nathan Heller; "Ghost Story" by Vinson Cunningham; and "A Girl Like I" by Hilton Als.
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.
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.
"Bonds Unbound", by James Surowiecki; "Free Radicals", by Alice Munro; "Call Me Loyd", by David Owen; and "Eerily Composed", by Rebecca Mead.
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"
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.
The New Yorker: A Fiction Trio features short stories by three masters of the form: "Path Light" by Tom Drury: A carelessly tossed bottle nearly misses a man and his dog and begins a quest to find out who threw it; "Coping Stones" by Ann Beattie: A neighbor's secrets unsettle a small Maine town; "The View from Castle Rock" by Alice Munro: A family emigrates from Scotland to Canada in 1818 with visions of their lives in the new world.
In this issue: "That's What He Said" by Margaret Talbot; "The Nineteenth Hole" by Jason Kersten; "A Shot to the Heart" by Stephanie Clifford; "A Song of Ice" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Second World" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Women's Work" 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.
"Exceptional writing makes this a fascinating read"
In this issue: "The Course of Happiness", by Louise Erdrich; "The Republic of Bad Taste", by Jonathan Franzen; "Love Is Blind and Deaf", by Jonathan Safran Foer; and "Battle Lines", by Robyn Creswell and Bernard Haykel.
"Euro Science", by John Lanchester; "A Waste of Energy?", by James Surowiecki; "The Golden Age", by Calvin Trillin; "State for Sale", by Jane Mayer; "Free Everything", by Miranda July; "To Catch a Beat", by Jonathan Lethem; and "Primary Suspect", 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!!!"
In this issue: "Upholding Standards" by Amy Davidson; "The State of Debate" by Jill Lepore; "Wild Man" by Nick Paumgarten; "Vile Bodies" by Alexandra Schwartz.
"Amazing this far!"
"Behind Closed Doors", by Steve Coll; "Talent Grab", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Hissing of Summer Lawns", by Jonathan Frazen; "Pay Up", by Jake Halpern; "Sweet Charity", by Zadie Smith; and "Corrie", by Alice Munro.
In this issue: "Obama the Conservationist" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "The Secret Life of Plants" by Ariel Levy; "The New Harpoon" by Tom Kizzia; "Young Guns" by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Family Matters" by Anthony Lane.
Thanks to a successful interview with the painfully shy E.B. White, a beautiful, 19-year-old, blue-eyed blonde from the cornfields of Iowa lands a job as a receptionist at The New Yorker magazine. There she stays two decades, becoming general all-around factotum - watching and registering the comings and goings, marriages and divorces, scandalous affairs, failures, triumphs, and tragedies of the eccentric inhabitants of the 18th floor. Though she dreamed of becoming a writer, she never advanced at the magazine.
"Taking the Job", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Not Quite Cricket", by Alec Wilkinson; "Listening Party", by Ben Greenman; "Flashing Lights", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Wiggle Room", by David Foster Wallace; "Dark Visions", by Anthony Lane
Annie Proulx's books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Shipping News and the story collections Bad Dirt and Wyoming Stories. A story from that collection, "Brokeback Mountain", which first appeared in The New Yorker, has been made into a feature film directed by Ang Lee; it premieres in December. She is at work on a memoir about building a house on what will become an avian preserve.
"an old love and a new love"