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The New Yorker
.@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:
.@iancrouch argues that “the final death of @nbcsnl may coincide with the death of live television itself”
.@alexrossmusic takes in Peter Sellars’s legendary staging of the St. Matthew Passion at the @ParkAveArmory:
“I cannot help but feel that the fates and Airbnb have brought us together for a reason.” @tnyshouts
Matthew McKnight examines the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on voting rights:
A #TNYarchive Profile of Martin Scorsese, the man who forgets nothing:
David Remnick remembers Ben Bradlee, “the most charismatic and consequential newspaper editor of postwar America”
“We became friends on the bar-mitzvah circuit.” @Sethrogen and @evandgoldberg in conversation at #NYerFest:
At the Brooklyn Beet Company, ingredients from the rooftop garden are used to convincing effect:
“From a working journalist’s perspective, the Snowdens of this world come around about as often as Halley’s Comet.”
When @LydiaGoldblatt’s father was ninety-one years old, she used photography to connect with him:
Sivan Magen, who brings “eloquence” to the classical harp, will perform at @carnegiehall tonight: @goingson
Through an in-depth interview with @BarackObama, @JeffreyToobin explores the President’s judicial legacy:
Roger Angell previews the World Series:
Bill Hader’s old barista might be the one that deserves most of the credit for Stefon:
Is the Chinese economy about to fall off a cliff? @JohnCassidy on a new report:
Today’s daily cartoon by David Sipress:
.@BorowitzReport: New Texas Law Would Require Candidates for Governor to Show Proof of I.Q.
“I knew immediately that Greifenhagener Straße 227 was my dream temporary rental.” An @Airbnb review, in @tnyshouts:
“If you type ‘Billy Joel’s house’ into Google maps, you get Madison Square Garden.” A Profile by @NickPaumgarten:
“If forty seasons have taught us anything, it’s that @nbcsnl always finds a way to survive.” @iancrouch on the show:
Steve Coll on how Edward Snowden changed journalism:
On this month’s poetry podcast, James Richardson reads and discusses “A Single Autumn,” by W. S. Merwin:
RT @reeveswiedeman: Ariel Pink swipes through Tinder in Staten Island en route to singing with a children's choir:
“If you are young & a New York artist lacking a trust fund today, you are pretty surely in Brooklyn.” A new art show:
“If Ebola can change, we can change, too.” Richard Preston reports on the scientific race to contain the virus:
A video from Jane Mayer’s #NYerFest interview with Edward Snowden:
Since 2009, Thomas Sauvin has sifted through more than half a million negatives depicting everyday life in China:
“Sportswriting has always been transactional.” From Bob Ryan to the Players’ Tribune:
“The audience and the director, it’s an S&M relationship, and the audience is the M.” –Quentin Tarantino #TNYarchive
Taking Pictures: A Way for Photographers to Protect Their Work
At #NYerFest, @BorowitzReport asked @Sethrogen about one of his earlier gigs—writing jokes for a mohel in Vancouver: