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°F Slightly cooler today with showers possible this afternoon. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Nick Paumgarten and Emily Nussbaum on “Broad City.”

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Nick Paumgarten and Emily Nussbaum on "Broad City."
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Peter Hessler on reporting from Egypt and China.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Peter Hessler on reporting from Egypt and China.
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Joshua Rothman and Cressida Leyshon on Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Joshua Rothman and Cressida Leyshon on Karl Ove Knausgaard.
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Nicholas Thompson talks with Ken Auletta.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Nicholas Thompson talks with Ken Auletta.
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Adam Gopnik and Ann Goldstein on the challenges of translation.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Adam Gopnik and Ann Goldstein on the challenges of translation.
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Alec Wilkinson on the earliest recorded sounds.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Alec Wilkinson on the earliest recorded sounds.
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Judith Thurman on fashion writing.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Judith Thurman on fashion writing.
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Patrick Radden Keefe on writing about drug crime.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Patrick Radden Keefe on writing about drug crime.
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Maria Konnikova on the surprising psychology of yawns.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Maria Konnikova on the surprising psychology of yawns.
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Adam Gopnik and Elizabeth Gilbert on the Great American Novel.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Adam Gopnik and Elizabeth Gilbert on the Great American Novel.
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Jane Kramer and Dana Goodyear on vegetarianism and foodie anxiety.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Jane Kramer and Dana Goodyear on vegetarianism and foodie anxiety.
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George Packer and Dexter Filkins on the literature of the Iraq War.

Monday, March 31, 2014

George Packer and Dexter Filkins on the literature of the Iraq War.
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Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of American religious tolerance.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of American religious tolerance.
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Emily Nussbaum and Rachel Syme on the state of television.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Emily Nussbaum and Rachel Syme on the state of television.
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Andrew Solomon on Peter Lanza.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Andrew Solomon on Peter Lanza.
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Nicholas Thompson, Tim Wu, and Alan Burdick on “technological evolution.”

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Nicholas Thompson, Tim Wu, and Alan Burdick on "technological evolution."
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David Remnick on Putin’s Russia

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

David Remnick on Putin's Russia.
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Adam Gopnik and James Wood on atheism and religious belief.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Adam Gopnik and James Wood on atheism and religious belief.
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Ariel Levy on Diana Nyad and writing about women and gender

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

This week in the magazine, Ariel Levy profiles the endurance swimmer Diana Nyad. Here, Levy speaks with Sasha Weiss about her piece and her interests as a writer. Levy has written about several female athletes, including the runner Caster Semenya and the boxer Claressa Shields, but says she's not really a sports fan. "Female athletes interest me because what you're talking about is strength and power," Levy says. "And that takes a certain amount of chutzpah to be female and say, 'I'm going to cultivate strength and speed and power and physical prowess.' So, from a sort of feminist point of view, that excites me." Levy has written about a range of subjects, including fashion, radical lesbian separatists, exotic cat breeding, and Silvio Berlusconi. Weiss asks if she sees herself as having a particular beat, and Levy says that, to some extent, she writes about gender and sexuality, but that that's only a starting point. A good story also needs a strong dramatic arc, Levy says, as well as a counterintuitive element, something that you don't see coming. "The trick is to find those things with a great story," she says. "It's no good, just, 'I'm going to go for a wallow in the sex and gender mud.' If there's no weird, crazy story, then it's just mud." Levy and Weiss also talk about how she finds the crucial twists in her stories, and about her recent personal account in the magazine about having a miscarriage while on a reporting assignment in Mongolia, what it was like for her to write about that experience, and what the response has been.
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Peter Schjeldahl on William Burroughs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Peter Schjeldahl is the magazine's art critic, but this week he takes on a literary subject: William S. Burroughs. A new biography of Burroughs was recently published, and next month is the centenary of his birth. Schjeldahl writes that Burroughs is always being rediscovered by "properly disaffected young readers," and, on the podcast, he tells the editor Sasha Weiss that "reading Burroughs is a sort of rite of passage, which is most effective in your late teens, early twenties, but you can do a remedial one later on." For Schjeldahl, who was an aspiring poet in New York, in the nineteen-sixties, Burroughs and his "cut-up" writing style were an important influence. Here, Schjeldahl and Weiss listen to archival recordings of Burroughs reading from his first novel, "Junky," and discuss the transformative effect that Burroughs and the Beats had on American literature.
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