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jeffrey-ricker's picture
Dec.25.2012
Since I've been home on Christmas break, I've worked my way through maybe half a dozen back issues of The New Yorker. I've told myself, "Just read the short stories, that's why you subscribe to it anyway," though I can usually get sucked into a feature article or a movie review (especially if...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Oct.28.2012
Lately, I’ve been on the road a lot for speaking engagements, the proximate cause of a temporary lapse in my blogging. But I could have squeezed it in somehow: I’ve often spent airport hours blogging or eased my re-entry home with a new essay. Truth be told, this political moment has left me...
aberjhani's picture
Sep.15.2012
Novelist Philip Roth at reading table. (photo by James Nachtwey)    In his September 7, 2012, “Open Letter to Wikipedia,” acclaimed author Philip Roth made an appeal to the editors of Wikipedia. Posted in his blog for The New Yorker, he asked them to correct a statement he identified as...
paul-signorelli's picture
Sep.13.2012
For those of us who write, the news that a very talented and successful writer has been discredited because of his or her own unethical actions is something that hurts us all—professionally as well as personally. At a painfully obvious level, it fuels the arguments of those who want to...
kevin-arnold's picture
Jul.13.2012
  Somehow I'd missed Kate Walberg's two stories in the New Yorker.  Indeed, before I went to New Haven I’d not heard of her except as part of the summer’s faculty.  She was one of the four ‘Masters,’ but one I was not assigned to, so I wasn't invited to her more intimate morning...
kevin-arnold's picture
Jun.06.2012
Haikus grip one end of the literary tiara, next to longer poems.  Sagas are at the other end, next to novels.  At the center, set slightly above the others, with its eye on all of them, is a well-crafted short story like the one Jennifer Egan has written. Pulitzer-holding Jennifer Egan...
dale-estey's picture
May.16.2012
And a good thing, too. Jumping from a state yesterday where I feared books might not be being written as well (as thoroughly) as they used to be, I'm glad there is still serious discourse about them in a major publication. And Salman Rushdie weighs in on Censorship....
kevin-arnold's picture
Nov.26.2011
“ The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. ” — Oscar Wilde Malcom Gladwell titles his book review of Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs in the November 14, 2011 issue of The New Yorker “The Tweaker.”  The tag line:  Jobs’s sensibility was more...
jessica-anya-blau's picture
Nov.22.2011
The hilarious, award-winning, comedy writer Larry Doyle has a new book out this month. Deliriously Happy is a compilation of short, funny pieces Larry wrote for The New Yorker, Esquire and other magazines. You might know Larry from when he wrote and produced The Simpsons. Or maybe you know him from...
earl-merkel's picture
Nov.17.2011
As is so often the case with the The New Yorker, there's an article offered therein that cuts through the smoke-'n'-mirrors hype and reaches into the heart of an issue-- revealing depths of insight that most other media reports have simply not grasped. Entitled "The Tweaker: The Real Genius...