The New Yorker

Articles from Vol. 92, No. 21, 2016

Above & Beyond
ABOVE & BEYONDBastille Day A week after the Fourth of July, indulge in a celebration of independence with Parisian flair. French culture, cuisine, and entertainment will be on display at this annual street fair, presented by the French Institute...
Acrobatic Homicides
Acrobatic HomicidesDan Hurlin rescues Futurist puppet shows, at Bard SummerScape.Hurlin unearthed four unproduced plays by the artist Fortunato Depero in Rovereto, Italy.In 2013, Dan Hurlin, a performance artist and puppet artist, was working at the...
Art
ARTJulie Blackmon's "Pool" is among the photographs in the group exhibition "Back at the Water's Edge," opening July 7 at the Robert Mann gallery.Museums and LibrariesMOMA PS1 "Forty"In 1976, the adventurous curator Alanna Heiss invited a group of artists...
Bar Tab
BAR TABRose's 295 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn (718-230-0427) In the citronella-scented back yard of Rose's, a man in a stiff Carhartt jacket disparaged a recent meal to his friend, a five-hundred-euro affair that dared to include a classless dish of couscous...
Bold Moves
Bold MovesThe young composer Timo Andres steps forward while looking back."The Blind Banister," a piano concerto by Timo Andres, was a finalist for this year's Pulitzer Prize.Technology, globalization, the levelling of cultural genres, and the ever-expanding...
Brexitonomics
BREXITONOMICSA few days after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Nigel Farage, the head of the U.K. Independence Party, made a curious speech to the European Parliament. Farage has spent nearly two decades railing against the E.U.,...
Briefly Noted
BRIEFLY NOTEDHomintern, by Gregory Woods (Yale) . This wide-ranging history of gay culture spans the so-called "Wilde century": the era that began in 1895, with the trial of Oscar Wilde, when homosexuality emerged as "a major cultural influence." Wandering...
Cool Runnings
COOL RUNNINGSHow to become President of Iceland.A scholar of the Icelandic Presidency swiftly became a Presidential front-runner.When I heard that the historian Gu[eth]ni Johannesson was running for President of Iceland--not only running but entering...
Creator-in-Chief
CREATOR-IN-CHIEFIn 2008, the weekly Presidential radio address that Franklin Delano Roosevelt pioneered moved to YouTube. It skipped television entirely, legitimizing an Internet hub that has created an ecosystem of stars and revenue streams to rival...
Empathy for the Devil
EMPATHY FOR THE DEVILRadical loss on "Orange Is the New Black."The show's theme has always been the refusal to see anyone as inhuman.Nearly every moment of the fourth season of "Orange Is the New Black"--which this review discusses in full--feels refracted...
Family Ties
FAMILY TIES"Cafe Society" and "Life, Animated."Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in Woody Allen's new movie.The new Woody Allen film, "Cafe Society," is set in the nineteen-thirties--you know, that far-off land where movies were movies, cars were like...
Movies
MOVIESOPENINGCafe Society Reviewed this week in The Current Cinema. Opening July 15. (In limited release.) - Captain Fantastic Viggo Mortensen stars in this drama, as a survivalist who brings his children up in the wild. Directed by Matt Ross. Opening...
Nix
Nix72 University Pl. (212-498-9393)The vegetarians are winning. Not only are they healthier than the rest of us, they're saving the planet, one carrot at a time--or, more specifically, one fewer hamburger at a time. (Livestock is responsible for an estimated...
Represent
REPRESENT"I don't want to do this," Lezley McSpadden said, standing in the lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown. She was about to start a two-day press tour to promote "Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil," which interweaves her story with that of...
The Mixologist
THE MIXOLOGISTHow Mike Will made it."I'm learning as I go," Will says. "This is everybody's first rodeo."At eleven-thirty on a Saturday night, in a bland-looking office building on Sunset Boulevard, in Los Angeles, a security guard in the lobby directed...
There Goes the Neighborhood
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOODIs it really a problem when poor areas get richer?At the Golden Globe Awards, in January, Ennio Morricone won Best Original Score for his contribution to "The Hateful Eight," the Quentin Tarantino Western. Accepting the award...
The Theatre
THE THEATREOpenings and PreviewsButler Richard Strand's play, directed by Joseph Discher, tells the true story of General Benjamin Butler's moral crisis when three escaped slaves arrived at Fort Monroe in 1861 seeking sanctuary. (59E59, at 59 E. 59th...
The Threshold
THE THRESHOLDA hospice nurse's encounters.Heather Meyerend examines Mary, a ninety-two-year-old woman, at her home, in Marine Park, Brooklyn, in September, 2015. Mary died later that month. Heather believes in caring for the whole person, body and mind.Heather...
Trump vs. "Trump"
TRUMP VS. "TRUMP"The presumptive Presidential nominee of the Republican Party--let's call him Donald Trump, though "Donald Trump" is more like it--has a way with words, after a fashion. The mouth moves and stuff comes out. ("That could be a Mexican plane...
Under the Bridge
Under the BridgeThe rapper Nas brings Queens vignettes to Brooklyn Bridge Park.By the late nineteen-eighties, as the sounds and styles of hip-hop pervaded youth culture, budding stars jostled for position, and a curious internal debate swept the tristate...
Vanilla
VANILLAOn a winter afternoon, Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, the married couple behind "The Jim Gaffigan Show," were working at home, in NoHo, editing a script for Season 2, which recently premiered. Fans of the semi-autobiographical sitcom might imagine...
Wedding Announcement
WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTLaura Hull and Tom McCoy will be married at the Holy Lutheran Church in Roxbury, New York, on Saturday. The ceremony will be officiated by Robert O'Brien, a longtime friend of the groom, who will stammer through a meandering analogy...
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