IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO
: 'How much do evolutionary stories reveal about the mind?' [more inside]
New Yorker Covers
You Were Never Meant To See
Cartoonist Robert Crumb's drawing for the New Yorker
was turned down by editor David Remmick in 2009. Crumb didn't take the rejection well. [more inside]
Ryan Lizza profiles
Michele Bachmann for the New Yorker
. Of special note is the in-depth look into the of her political
Anne Hays wrote an open letter to The New Yorker, and posted it on Facebook
, complaining about the gender imbalance in bylines. The Village Voice
and two bloggers
respond. The CBC spent an hour
on it this morning.
Out on bail, fresh outta jail, California dreamin’
Soon as I stepped on the scene, I’m hearin’ hoochies screamin’
What a surprise to read that couplet on "The New Yorker's" website
, in an article about Jay-Z
's new book
. It also discusses Adam Bradley's "Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop
," an academic study that respects rap lyrics
as serious poetry. [more inside]
Canadian-born New Yorkers Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell have an eloquent conversation (MP3)
about the nature of our eternally under-confident country. Gladwell quips early on that "those of you who are familiar with my writing will know that this practice of talking about X by discussing Y is my only rhetorical move." Text
(though not an exact transcript) is also available, as is a report
of fraud from the New Yorker. [more inside]
I have been called a voluptuary, a sybarite, a hedonist, a creep. ..
George Meyer's silly rhapsody on conferences, symposia, seminars, etc.: "The OFF-SITE is a born provocateur. She blends the dirty fun of a PowerPoint presentation with the raw danger of a Kaffeeklatsch. One minute she’s showing you charts and graphs, then up pops a “Far Side” cartoon. It’s high-stakes poker, and everything’s wild."
from the New Yorker , May 2007.
Roz Chast, noted New Yorker cartoonist with a penchant for sly wordplay, interviewed
by Steve Martin. [more inside]
"A fedora hat worn by me without the necessary protective irony would eat through my head and kill me."
Goodbye to George W.S. Trow, one of the strangest, wisest, disturbingest writer ever to gape at, marvel at, and love his fellow Americans. His 1980 essay "Within the Context of No Context"
(which shared with J.D. Salinger's last published story
the distinction of taking up an entire issue of the New Yorker
) placed television, irony, and distance at the center of the new United States. He also wrote the less well-known (but equally beautiful) short story collection Bullies
, along with a novel and several screenplays
, helped found National Lampoon
, and was a staff writer at the New Yorker
from 1966 until 1994, when he quit in protest of Roseanne Barr's guest-editing stint. He died on November 24, in Naples, at the age of 63. Appreciations from the New York Observer
Every issue of the New Yorker on a portable hard drive.
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Then, as he escorted me to the elevator, he said, “New Yorker? How many people see that shits
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