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Early this morning, Jada gave birth to a healthy little boy. And we know that every new parent thinks this, but we honestly believed he would be
“Here, whether sick or healthy, old or young, all were welcome.” Emily Griffin reflects on a cruise for gay men that she took with her father, in 1991.
For the pyschotherapist Esther Perel, love is "an active engagement with all kinds of feelings—positive ones and primitive ones and loathsome ones. And it’s often surprising how it can kind of ebb and flow."
The literary scholar and cultural theorist Lauren Berlant saw the American Dream as cruel optimism, a condition “when something you desire is actually an obstacle to your own flourishing.”
From 2018: Astrid Holleeder secretly recorded her brother’s murderous confessions. Will he exact revenge?
The story of privilege, succession, and wildly diverse outlooks within the bin Laden family, whose name is an indelible part of American history.
Towards the end of the Trump presidency, Mark Milley was worried that Trump might start a conflict with Iran. Here’s what he did to stop it.
Today, sharing your opinions with people who don’t care is called “Twitter.” In 1996, this was just called “marriage.”
Since joining the app last spring, Charli D’Amelio has amassed over six billion likes and 82 million followers.
A research team studying air pollution argues that the average Thanksgiving dinner qualifies as an airborne toxic event, due to indoor pollution from cooking:
Nine months into Joe Biden’s Presidency, the bottom line is that the Republican war on Biden’s legitimacy and the war on Biden’s COVID policies are now inextricably linked, @sbg1 writes.
The manufacturing of national narratives, particularly on the subject of race, is a common theme among contenders for 2021 @nationalbook Award for Nonfiction. See all 10 nominees here:
“Stop crying,” Rick Rescorla told his wife, on 9/11. “I have to get these people out safely. If something should happen to me, I want you to know I’ve never been happier. You made my life.”
Seven centuries after Dante’s death, his art and its truths feel more necessary than ever, Judith Thurman writes.
After a terrorist attack, people’s levels of fear are elevated for about 18 months before returning to normal, @eosnos says. In the U.S., after 9/11, levels stayed elevated for years and years. “That didn’t happen naturally.” Listen here.
In the unprecedented heat in California this summer, plums dropped prematurely, apples were sunburned, and avocados and lemons were smaller than usual. If the past few fire seasons are any indication, farmworkers will pick produce in ash-laden air.
“Now, in the semidarkness and the throng of guests, all names seem somehow fluid, interchangeable, secondary. After all, no mortal holds on to his name for very long.” New fiction by Olga Tokarczuk.
“Get an image. Follow an object,” Colm Tóibín says, about writing. “Follow the thing to see where it will take you—or follow the rhythm. But don’t try to wrest meaning from it. If you think too much, you’re fucked.”
Though I’m not primarily known as an actor, my screen credits include a troubled teen on “As the World Turns” and an elevator operator in the Steven Soderbergh film “King of the Hill.” Can you guess who I am?
Announcing the 10 nominees for the 2021 @nationalbook Award for Nonfiction:…
“I had seen enough movies to know that girls only got hotter after removing their glasses.” How one artist came to terms with drawing herself wearing glasses.
The lawyer and academic Derrick Bell concluded that racism is so deeply rooted in American society that it has been able to reassert itself after each wave of reform aimed at eliminating it.
Get your tickets to this year’s @NewYorkerFest, which will feature our signature mix of conversations, panels, and performances—some virtual, and some outdoors in New York City.
“Sides have to be taken,” Rod Dreher said, about his professed admiration for the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán. “Orbán is no saint, but I know whose side I’m on.”
From the #NewYorkerArchive: F. Scott Fitzgerald recounts his life in drinks—from sparkling Burgundy to locker-room brandy—between the years 1913 and 1929.
Clint Eastwood’s new movie “Cry Macho” proves to be sharply ironic, starting with its very title, @tnyfrontrow writes.
When people ask Derek Gow where the animals he breeds and reintroduces to Britain’s countryside are supposed to live—the boar, the cranes, the pine martens, the snakes—he replies: everywhere.
Only one nominee long-listed for this year’s @nationalbook Award in Poetry has been previously recognized; the other nine contenders are being honored for the first time. See all of them here.
Feelings of frustration and love serve as the through line of Gillian Laub’s photographs of her family, many of whom supported and even adulated Donald Trump.
A new book by Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evangelical Christian, lays out strategies for confronting global warming in a divided country.
Press 4 if your five-step skin-care routine is denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance/filters, and you’d like suggestions for something a little more tangible.
How one Yale Law School student’s 2017 article addressing nonconsensual condom removal—an act known slangily as “stealthing”—sparked a viral debate that led to California’s recent bill to make the act illegal.
In his vibrant paintings, “redolent with desire and with the search for companionship in the past and present, [John] Brooks is meditating on a future that isn’t quite his own,” @GarthGreenwell writes.
Would a different Jane Roe have changed the way Roe v. Wade has been perceived over the years?
“Now when people tell me, ‘Hey, you’re kind of an asshole,’ I can just smile and respond, ‘No, I’m an introvert, and that means I can do whatever I want.’ ”
Over a lifetime, we will lose some 200,000 items apiece, plus money, relationships, elections, loved
Dance like no one’s watching, because no one is watching: your YouTube channel has zero subscribers.
Let’s do that thing I would rather do with you than with anyone else: lie in bed and look at our
In her work, the photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield captures the perpetual making and lavish expenditure of wealth.
“We started reading and strength returned and we became servants of poetry, older than us and younger, omnipotent and helpless” A poem by Adam Zagajewski.
Jacques Deray’s 1969 film “La Piscine” is proof that direction is like cooking, @tnyfrontrow writes: “there’s no ingredient so good that it can’t be ruined in the kitchen.”
The mood of Vincent Ferrané’s photo series “Milky Way” is often one of awe, but he doesn’t submit to
Millennials: it’s time to face the dark truth about “Frasier.”
“Whenever the experiment on and of my life begins to draw to a close I’ll go back to the place that held me and be held.” A poem by Jane Mead.
Any projection of Anne Frank as a contemporary figure is an unholy speculation: it tampers with history, with reality, with deadly truth.
When his children were growing up, Richard Brody wanted them to experience movies outside of the monoculture of mainstream popularity. Here are 12 of the films his family most enjoyed.
Genetic and archeological studies suggest that house cats are wilder than we think.
“ ‘The air is full of eyes,’ her mother would whisper, jerking her around like a rag doll every time she got her dressed. ‘They are watching you.’ ” Fiction by Olga Tokarczuk.
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