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Hilton Als explains why the new stagings of “On the Town” and “The Fortress of Solitude” fall short:
“A Canticle for Leibowitz” has left a science-fiction legacy that still resonates today: @pageturner
Jane Kramer remembers Efua Dorkenoo, the Ghanaian feminist and “warrior-in-chief” in the battle against F.G.M.
.@BorowitzReport: U.N.C. Boosters Outraged That Some Athletes Took Real Classes
Happy birthday, Johnny Carson: A 1978 Profile of the legendary entertainer
RT @vauhinivara: 3 of last year's 10 most successful charities are funds from Fidelity, Vanguard, and Schwab.
“This is no meet-cute business; it's human nature, vivid and wild.” @katiabachko on “Kontakhof” at @BAM_Brooklyn:
“It was a drunken Saturday night when I got into bed with ‘Cheers.’” Netflix, A Love Story:
Dan Chiasson reviews Claudia Rankine’s @nationalbook Award-nominated poem about race in America:
Dropbox, Airbnb, and the Fight Over San Francisco’s Public Spaces
In her own writings, Leo Tolstoy’s wife offered a rebuttal of the views he set out in “The Kreutzer Sonata”
“If this had been a prize fight, the referee would have stood aside.” @JohnCassidy on the NY gubernatorial debate:
.@tnyfrontrow on some of the extraordinary finds in @MuseumModernArt's annual festival of recently restored films:
In a new video series, @BobMankoff answers readers’ cartoon queries: Tweet your questions at @NewYorkerVideo.
“It’s a shame that I’m about 40 years older than she is.” Larry David reacts to Jennifer Lawrence’s crush on him:
How investment firms are changing philanthropy:
Today’s daily cartoon by David Sipress:
Gubernatorial Elections at Stake: @JohnCassidy on three Republican incumbents who are experiencing some backlash
"Eluding its critics, it absorbs each new controversy that threatens to engulf it." @alexrossmusic on Klinghoffer
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In @tnyshouts, Cora Frazier imagines a cyber hacker who becomes disenchanted with the state of his targets’ finances:
A look at the titles reviewed in the Briefly Noted section this week:
Marissa Mayer is a dynamic C.E.O. Why, then, are her plans for Yahoo so boring? @vauhinivara considers:
A slide show of Matt Black’s photos documenting the devastating drought in California:
In this week’s issue: How genomics research can help contain the #Ebola outbreak
Ben Bradlee was “a man of his time and of his institution, and more alive than a major weather system”
.@alexrossmusic reviews “The Death of Klinghoffer,” John Adams’s contentious opera about terrorism at sea: @MetOpera
Introducing a new video series, in which @BobMankoff discusses the magazine’s cartoons:
The eighties teen star Molly Ringwald took the stage at the Café Carlyle with a dramatic new appearance:
In @talkofthetown this week, @Lavernecox and @bellhooks discuss life, butts, and ice cream sundaes:
President Obama explains to @JeffreyToobin how he has transformed the federal courts:
At #NYerFest, Bill Hader discussed his @nbcsnl audition and creating the character of Vinny Vedecci:
.@tnyfrontrow calls the @MetOpera’s new production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” a “synesthetic splendor”
Billy Joel hasn’t released a new pop album since 1993—but he was one of the highest-grossing pop acts this summer:
.@JeffShesol on Obama and the end of greatness: “We should probably stop knocking him for not being Lincoln.”
What I Wish I Said to the Cab Drivers Who Have Nearly Run Me Over, in @tnyshouts:
.@JohnCassidy examines three hotly contested gubernatorial races:
RT @vauhinivara: Yahoo's dynamic CEO has a boring plan.
This is me talking about my first ever writing job that I had in high school at the #NYerFest:
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At @MillerTheatre, the composer Chaya Czernowin conjures sounds from an unknown world: @goingson
Is there such thing as a “bad book” for children? @Rebeccamead_NYC considers the debate:
My friend Tom Hanks is now a published fiction writer. And in the New Yorker no less:…
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The elections on November 4th are on pace to be the most expensive midterms in history:
.@asarahlarson on a performance by Molly Ringwald the jazz singer:
Today’s daily cartoon by David Sipress. For more:
“Having something important to say isn’t the same thing as making an important movie.” A review of @DearWhitePeople:
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“Ben Bradlee was the least dull figure in the history of postwar journalism,” David Remnick writes:
Can a pro-life platform win elections? Kelefa Sanneh explores the influence of the Susan B. Anthony List:
A new book explores how the real lives of Amazons were transformed into myth:
A slide show of Matt Black’s photographs documenting the devastating drought that persists in California: