The New Yorker
Reviewing the Unreviewable
April 06, 2014
The act of reviewing—or even just having critical thoughts about—juvenilia produced by someone who cannot defend herself seems both loathsome and pointless. But this book calls for it.
The celebrity profile reaches a new nadir in this week's New Yorker.
The Confessions of David Remnick
March 11, 2014
The editor of the New Yorker talks Russia, Obama, and whether he is creating cultural serfdom online.
The Book Industry Is So Scared of Amazon, No One Will Talk on the Record
February 20, 2014
The wary silence surrounding Amazon has ended up forcing a small handful of voices to serve as mouthpieces for the industry at large.
Barack Obama Talks to Us Like We're Children
January 20, 2014
Because he's so busy showing us what an adult he is.
Art Spiegelman Is Comics' Most Pretentious Faux-Artist
November 19, 2013
"Pretentious is pretty much Art Spiegelman's M.O."
This Guy Thinks We Shouldn't Have Negative Book Reviews. Two Thumbs Down!
September 26, 2013
In a strange and unconvincing essay in The New Yorker, Lee Siegel, who made his name as a slashing and smart critic (for a time at The New Republic), writes that he is through with negative book reviews.
Give Me a Break. @Horse_ebooks Isn't Art.
September 24, 2013
The English-speaking Internet woke up in a bad mood today after Susan Orlean, the New Yorker contributor and author of The Orchid Thief, revealed the two heretofore anonymous creators of a Twitter feed called @horse_ebooks.
How The New Yorker Cover Became Twitter Gold
September 23, 2013
The first really talked-about New Yorker cover came nearly 70 years after the magazine’s founding.
Hannah Arendt exposes the threadbare hero it hallows.