We know, we know: You just started enjoying pumpkin spice lattes again, and now we're already talking about another warm winter drink. Time might feel like it's going too fast, but it will definitely back
A woman had been sleeping next to her dead husband's decomposed corpse for one year until authorities made the grisly discovery this week. Apparently, 79-year-old "Marcel H." from Liege, Belgium, died
In the frantic leadup to Black Friday, every retailer is looking for a way to differentiate its sale from the competition. Amazon's trick is to go all out with daily deals. Starting Sunday November 24th,
As daughters, sisters, wives, and coworkers Soon after Jay Z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet.
Sometimes it's nice to make the news, but not so much if it's because you were being a drunk idiot. Unfortunately for you, your reputation is ruined. And fortunately for the rest of the public, we get
As American combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan after more than a decade of fighting, it’s easy to forget that the war in that country has been going for even decades longer. It’s true: by the the
Trying to get a handle on the popularity of a pop single, even in this age of ever-present metrics, is nearly impossible, thanks to the proliferation of outlets. How do you effectively add up iTunes purchases,
By casting Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson, the creators of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” did very well for themselves. Part of the show’s conceit is that William Masters (Michael Sheen) is charm-free,
In the Philippines, the destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan is slowly becoming clear, with some areas, particularly in Leyte province, still cut off and in desperate need of help. The city of Tacloban,
When I was assigned to read “Anna Karenina” during the summer before my senior year of high school, I had no idea how long it would take. Daunted by its length, and by the challenge of telling my Alexei
Knopf paid nearly two million dollars last week to acquire “City on Fire,” the nine-hundred-page début novel by Garth Risk Hallberg. At the New York Review of Books, a previously unpublished lecture by
When I started working as a medical resident, in 2004, I heard from a patient I had inherited from a graduating resident. The patient had an appointment scheduled in a couple weeks. “But I need your help
Not quite two weeks ago, Julianne Hough’s Halloween costume ignited conversations about the ignominious history of blackface caricature in entertainment. A week later, Kanye West announced that he had
There are appealing versions of the scenario in which a cryptographer has an amateur interest in escapology, and re-enacts Harry Houdini’s tricks. Then there is the sad one. The partly decomposed body
“From Cairo, it’s only about three hundred miles to Abydos, in Upper Egypt,” begins Peter Hessler’s article about the current state of Egyptian archeology, “The Buried,” in this week’s issue of the magazine.
If you spend a lot of time with Brooklyn boys in striped T-shirts, colored and checkered button-downs, and semi-ironic facial hair, you might have heard of the band the Yellow Dogs. They looked like pretty
Four years ago, in the main street of Mingora, the largest town in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, I saw a man trying to make and sell kebabs. The coals weren’t catching fire, he was fanning them with a rolled-up
Wages are stuck and nobody’s hiring, but not everything about the contemporary white-collar job world is terrible. After all, there’s always the Friday-morning getaway, where you use a vacation day to
It was thirty-six degrees in New York when Lady Gaga arrived at 4 Times Square, just past 11 P.M. on November 13th, atop a double-decker bus, wearing a one-piece sleeveless jumpsuit and ten-inch platform
Deborah Solomon’s “American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell” is a masterpiece of the biographer’s art, not least because of Solomon’s highly developed capacity to enter into an alien experience
The French film “Blue is the Warmest Color” has been the subject of a lot of critical discussion, partly for its explicit depictions of lesbian sex. Here, Sasha Weiss talks with Richard Brody and Emily
The New Yorker’s Tech Issue hits newsstands this week, and it got me interested in photographic projects that are anchored in various technologies, from antiquated processes to Internet crowd-sourcing.
At Harlem Success Academy 5, one of the newest in the expanding network of New York City charter schools, students can earn “scholar dollars” by staying on their best behavior, turning in assignments time,