Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his apartment
Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits.
Notes from the New Yorker staff on their literary engagements of the week. I recently bought a copy of Lytton Strachey’s “Eminent Victorians” at the ominously named Last Bookstore, in downtown Los Angeles.
The first thing Pete Dupuis asked his wife and daughter after he got home to Vancouver one evening in October, 2010, was: Do you know about TOMS? Dupuis, who was in a down year of a thirty-year career
Over the years, Linda Griffith, a biological engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has undergone nine surgeries for endometriosis. In women with the disease, tissue that normally lines
Long before we discovered Eric Rohmer, we knew from Pepé Le Pew that France is the place where talk counts as action. This is why psychoanalysis—which took root in the United States a century ago, when
This month on the Poetry Podcast, John Ashbery, who received the National Humanities Medal in 2012, reads “The Lunatic,” by Charles Simic. In the poem, a single snowflake is falling and picking itself
There are two scenes in the new documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” (which opens this weekend) that show its eighty-nine-year-old subject’s ferocious dual nature. In one, Stritch is putting away a of
James Franco’s Op-Ed in the Times—in which he speculates whether some strange recent actions by Shia LaBeouf may be “intended as a piece of performance art, one in which a young man in a very public profession
Fifteen years before “In Cold Blood” appeared in The New Yorker, Truman Capote wrote his first proper essay for the magazine, “A Ride Through Spain.” (Before that, he’d written unsigned Talk stories.)
Stepping inside one of Penique Productions' massive balloon installations is like walking into the ghostly remains of an alien palace. The walls of the giant, inflatable structures press up against the
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