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: "Upholding Standards" by Amy Davidson; "The State of Debate" by Jill Lepore; "Wild Man" by Nick Paumgarten; "Vile Bodies" by Alexandra Schwartz.
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"Clinton Sick Days" by Amy Davidson; "President Trump" by Evan Osnos; "Twilight" by Ed Caesar; "Street Cred" by Adam Gopnik.
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.
"Southern Honeymoon", by Amy Davidson; "Seven Minutes", by Nick Paumgarten; "Heavy Petting", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "The Virologist", by Andrew Marantz; "Leviathan", by David Sedaris; "Small Differences", by Louis Menand; "Button-Pusher", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Good Fights", by Anthony Lane.
"Perceived Threats", by Jelani Cobb; "Kayaktivist", by Nick Paumgarten; "E.Book vs. P.Book", by James Surowiecki; "Slow Ideas", by Atul Gawande; "Othello’s Daughter", by Alex Ross; "House Philosopher", by Peter Schjeldahl; "Summerstage", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Timely Projects", by David Denby.
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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"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: "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.
"Lies", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Head First", by Lauren Collins; "Who Knows Brooklyn?", by Ben McGrath; "Bench Press", by Jeffrey Toobin; "The Mask of Doom", by Ta-Nehisi Coates; "Attention, People of Earth", by Paul Simms; "Vermeer at the Met", by Peter Schjeldahl; and "Young Romantics", 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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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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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.
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.
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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.
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"
How did the 2016 Presidential-primary debates become insult-laden, substance-free shouting contests?...
"How Bad Is It?", by John Cassidy; "Leap of Faith", by Ryan Lizza; "Voicebox 360", by Tom Bissell; "Is That All There Is?", by James Wood; and "Maids of Honor", by David Denby.
"Base Appeals", by David Remnick; "Ninth Avenue Reverie", Oliver Sacks; "The Scene of the Crime", by Seymour M. Hersh; "Life Lines", by Daniel Zalewski; and "Running Free", by Anthony Lane.