In this issue:
"Death of a King" by Jelani Cobb: This anniversary of his assassination falls amid the largest anti-gun-violence mobilization that we have seen since he departed.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Daughter of Pakistan" by Alexis Okeowo: Do Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentaries shame her country or reform it?
"Six Skittles" by John Seabrook: The danger of black ice.
LETTER FROM SILICON VALLEY
"Taking the Wheel" by Sheelah Kolhatkar: Can Uber’s new leader turn the scandal-plagued company around?
THE ART WORLD
"High Anxiety" by Peter Schjeldahl: Paul Cézanne’s portraits.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Reality Hunger" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of "Ready Player One" and "Lean on Pete."
I'd like to recommend this episode to my friends. Definitely! Thank you Audible for providing this episode!
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
The last few New Yorker issues were read by someone new, who wasn't great, but certainly better than the narrator of this issue, who at time doesn't sounds much better than a computer voice. What happened to having narrators like Dan Bernard and Christine Marshall? I have been listening to The New Yorker's audio edition since 2013, but if this decline in narration continues, I might as well use my computer's speech to text feature for free.
Would you be willing to try another one of Kristi Burns’s performances?