The New Yorker

Articles from Vol. 87, No. 5, 2011

A Man, a Plan
Psychobiography in politics is ordinarily a mug's game. Sometimes, though, an assessment of inherited traits and ideologies can be telling. For years, Israeli and American commentators have been waiting for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to leave...
Back to the Harbor
The other morning I went looking for seals. Although I live in New Jersey, I drove over to Staten Island, because I know many places to look there, and it's near my house. I brought a lunch, a notebook, and a pair of old binoculars that fit into my coat...
Cops and Cons
"The Chicago Code," a police drama that debuted on Fox in February, was created by Shawn Ryan, who grew up near Chicago, in Rockford, Illinois. Ryan also created the great police drama "The Shield," which ran on FX for seven years and was set in the...
Echoes
"From the Fire," a choral work created by Elizabeth Swados and Cecilia Rubino, is one of many forms of remembrance--films, plays, lectures, symposia--planned for the hundredth anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which falls on March...
Heavy Hitters
In East Flatbush, Brooklyn, the city's pattern of streets seems to expand like a grid on a balloon that's being inflated. The avenues grow wider, the blocks longer, the street lights farther apart. Someone looking there for the Cultural Performing Arts...
Hollywood Shadows
The writer was in despair. For a year and a half, he had been trying to write a script that he owed to a studio, and had been unable to produce anything. Finally, he started seeing a therapist. The therapist, Barry Michels, told him to close his eyes...
Incredible Edibles
In 2004, Nathan Myhrvold, who had, five years earlier, at the advanced age of forty, retired from his job as Microsoft's chief technology officer, began to contribute to the culinary discussion board egullet.org, on the subject of a kitchen technique...
Out There
You have to hand it to Aaron Eckhart. Back in 2000, he found himself up against Julia Roberts at her most buccaneering, in "Erin Brockovich." Last year, in "Rabbit Hole," he went head-to-head with Nicole Kidman, who was in full lamentation mode. And...
Passed By
Rana Dasgupta's novel "Solo" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $25) brings to mind Mark Twain's quip about how the older he got, the more clearly he remembered things that had never happened. Its protagonist is a blind Bulgarian man named Ulrich, who is...
Scrimmage
The past weeks have seen two big labor disputes in the U.S. One is between Republican politicians and public-employee unions in Wisconsin--a fight over profound ideological differences about government spending and the proper role of unions. The other...
Seersucker
Seersucker has all the trappings of a trendy Brooklyn eatery: mason jars, no reservations, and a menu centered on Southern fare--fried chicken, pickles, pimento cheese. The chef, Robert Newton, is from Arkansas by way of Tabla and Le Cirque, and his...
The Poverty Clinic
Monisha Sullivan first visited the Bayview Child Health Center a few days before Christmas, in 2008. Sixteen years old, she was an African-American teen-age mother who had grown up in the poorest and most violent neighborhood in San Francisco, Bayview-Hunters...
The Prince's Gambit
In many ways, tournament chess is still played very much as it was a century ago. Players land their pieces with the delicate thump of baize on wood, then jot their moves on scoresheets and tap the clock forcefully, or gently, depending on the mood they...
Two Bejars
It was six o'clock when Daniel Bejar presented himself at the security desk of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The man behind the counter looked up and said, "May I see your I.D.?" Bejar produced his driver's license. The man scanned it into the system and then...
Unhidden Identities
Young artists go where the glamour of the moment is; it's how art history moves along, if not how it progresses. Today, that means a frenzied international market and its auxiliary organs, such as art fairs, which, grading all values by prices paid,...
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