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The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards - more than any other publication. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
"Preventive Measures", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "After Rana Plaza", by James Surowiecki; "Network Insecurity", by John Seabrook; "The Sense of an Ending", by Rebecca Mead; "The Walking Alive", by Susan Orlean; and "Only Human", by Anthony Lane.
"Game Change", by Margaret Talbot; "The Middleman", by Ryan Lizza; "Every Disease on Earth", by Rivka Galchen; "The Chaos of the Dice", by Raffi Khatchadourian; and "All That Jazz", by David Denby.
"A Place in History", by George Packer; "At the Scene", by Seth Mnookin; "The Culprits", by David Remnick; "The Underground Recovery", by James Surowiecki; "The Deportation Machine", by William Finnegan; "Happiness", by Ian Parker; and "Home Fronts", by Anthony Lane.
"Foreign Story", by Rebecca Mead; "Magic Lantern", by Emma Allen; "Honest Honus", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Oddball", by Ben McGrath; "The El Dorado Machine", by Douglas Preston; and "Battle Weary", by Anthony Lane.
"Rovian Ways", by Nicholas Lemann; "Beware Bailouts", by James Surowiecki; "Sowing for Apocalypse", by John Seabrook; "My Mega Millions", by Larry Doyle; "The Human Bomb", by Adam Gopnik; "Lone Sailors", by Anthony Lane
"To Your Health", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Postscript", by David Remnick; "Listen and Learn", by Nathan Heller; "An Abduction", by Tessa Hadley; "Tangled Webs", by Anthony Lane.
"Veep Stakes", by Steve Coll; "Germs Are Us", by Michael Specter; "Boss Rail", by Evan Osnos; "Understanding Owls", by David Sedaris; and "Playing Dead", by David Denby.
Andy Borowitz's books include Who Moved My Soap?: The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison, The Trillionaire Next Door: The Greedy Investor's Guide to Day Trading, Governor Arnold: A Photodiary of His First 100 Days in Office, and The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers. His Web site, Borowitzreport.com, has won five About.com Political Dot-Comedy Awards. He has been contributing humor pieces to The New Yorker since 1998.
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"
From the corridors of power in Washington to the prison cells of Guantanamo to the disease-ravaged communities of Africa, The New Yorker takes you directly to the scene of today's biggest stories. Along the way, you'll hear great reporting by such best-selling writers as Malcolm Gladwell, David Remnick, Ken Auletta, and Seymour Hersh.
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"
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.
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.
"Shots in the Dark", by Margaret Talbot; "Albany Follies", by Giles Harvey; "Fish On", by Reeves Wiedeman; "The Last Book", by Nick Paumgarten; "When the Earth Moved", by Nicholas Lemann; "Newsies", by Hilton Al; "Bloomberg’s Fables", by Jim Windolf; and "Commitments", by David Denby.
"The Thatcherist", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Stockmania", by James Surowiecki; "The White Wall", by Ben McGrath; "Studio City", by Ian Johnson; and "Artful Dodgers", by David Denby.
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.
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.
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. He is the author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, which was published this year. Both books grew out of articles that first appeared in the magazine. Mr. Gladwell will discuss other works in progress as well.
"Entertaining and Insightful"