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Nick Paumgarten and Deborah Treisman on James Salter.

Monday, April 08, 2013

This week in the magazine, Nick Paumgarten Profiles the novelist James Salter, whose first novel in thirty years, "All That Is," was published this month. Here, Nick Paumgarten and the fiction editor Deborah Treisman talk with Michael Agger about why Salter isn't better known, his recurring themes (including sex, marriage, and the heroic code of military men), and his unique prose style, which combines, as Treisman puts it, "ornateness and bluntness." Also, the night-thoughts of Lucie Brock-Broido.
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Nick Paumgarten and Deborah Treisman on James Salter.

Monday, April 08, 2013

This week in the magazine, Nick Paumgarten Profiles the novelist James Salter, whose first novel in thirty years, "All That Is," was published this month. Here, Nick Paumgarten and the fiction editor Deborah Treisman talk with Michael Agger about why Salter isn't better known, his recurring themes (including sex, marriage, and the heroic code of military men), and his unique prose style, which combines, as Treisman puts it, "ornateness and bluntness." Also, the night-thoughts of Lucie Brock-Broido.
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Hisham Matar and David Remnick on returning to Libya.

Monday, April 01, 2013

This week in the magazine, novelist Hisham Matar writes about his return to Libya after decades of exile. Here, David Remnick talks with Matar about leaving Libya as a boy, his fathers imprisonment and disappearance, and returning to Libya in the wake of the Libyan revolution. Also, why more people are buying bitcoins.
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Hisham Matar and David Remnick on returning to Libya.

Monday, April 01, 2013

This week in the magazine, novelist Hisham Matar writes about his return to Libya after decades of exile. Here, David Remnick talks with Matar about leaving Libya as a boy, his fathers imprisonment and disappearance, and returning to Libya in the wake of the Libyan revolution. Also, why more people are buying bitcoins.
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Michael Schulman on Tim Minchin.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In the magazine this week, Michael Schulman writes about Tim Minchin, the singer-songwriter-comedian who composed the music and lyrics for the musical "Matilda" (an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book), which just opened on Broadway after a celebrated run in London. Here, Schulman listens to and explains a few of the songs that made Minchin famous in his native Australia and in the U.K. Also, a phone call with Minchin himself.
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Michael Schulman on Tim Minchin.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

In the magazine this week, Michael Schulman writes about Tim Minchin, the singer-songwriter-comedian who composed the music and lyrics for the musical "Matilda" (an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book), which just opened on Broadway after a celebrated run in London. Here, Schulman listens to and explains a few of the songs that made Minchin famous in his native Australia and in the U.K. Also, a phone call with Minchin himself.
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Kelefa Sanneh and Leo Carey on Dapper Dan.

Monday, March 18, 2013

This week in the magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Dapper Dan, the Harlem designer whose flashy fur-lined leather coats helped shape hip-hop style. Here, Sanneh and Leo Carey talk with Sasha Weiss about status and influence in men's fashion, as well as The New Yorker style when it comes to writing about clothes. Also, some Fung Wah blues.
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Kelefa Sanneh and Leo Carey on Dapper Dan.

Monday, March 18, 2013

This week in the magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Dapper Dan, the Harlem designer whose flashy fur-lined leather coats helped shape hip-hop style. Here, Sanneh and Leo Carey talk with Sasha Weiss about status and influence in men's fashion, as well as The New Yorker style when it comes to writing about clothes. Also, some Fung Wah blues.
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Jane Kramer on cooking and writing

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This week in the magazine, Jane Kramer reviews "Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat," by the British food writer and historian Bee Wilson. It's more than a book review, though: The New Yorker's European correspondent brings into it her own passion for cooking and her years of writing about food. In this week's New Yorker Out Loud, Sasha Weiss visits Kramer in her New York apartment to talk about cooking, kitchens, and why food is so central to her life. Also, James Surowiecki weighs in on Yahoo's decision to ban telecommuting.
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Jane Kramer on cooking and writing

Monday, March 11, 2013

This week in the magazine, Jane Kramer reviews "Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat," by the British food writer and historian Bee Wilson. It's more than a book review, though: The New Yorker's European correspondent brings into it her own passion for cooking and her years of writing about food. In this week's New Yorker Out Loud, Sasha Weiss visits Kramer in her New York apartment to talk about cooking, kitchens, and why food is so central to her life. Also, James Surowiecki weighs in on Yahoo's decision to ban telecommuting.
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Jeffrey Toobin and Margaret Talbot on Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This week in the magazine, Jeffrey Toobin writes a Profile of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who even before her time on the Supreme Court played an important role in shaping the legal framework for womens rights and gender discrimination. Here Toobin and Margaret Talbot talk with Amy Davidson about Ginsburgs legacy and some of the current issues the Court is addressing. Also, fiction from a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.
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Jeffrey Toobin and Margaret Talbot on Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Monday, March 04, 2013

This week in the magazine, Jeffrey Toobin writes a Profile of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who even before her time on the Supreme Court played an important role in shaping the legal framework for womens rights and gender discrimination. Here Toobin and Margaret Talbot talk with Amy Davidson about Ginsburgs legacy and some of the current issues the Court is addressing. Also, fiction from a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.
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John Colapinto on vocal-cord injuries

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This week in the magazine, John Colapinto writes about Dr. Steven Zeitels, who has treated the vocal cords of many famous singers, including Adele, James Taylor, Cher, and Roger Daltrey. Here, Colapinto talks with Sasha Weiss about his own damaged vocal cords and the mysterious powers of the human voice. Also, David Owen on his Purell conversion.
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John Colapinto on vocal-cord injuries

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This week in the magazine, John Colapinto writes about Dr. Steven Zeitels, who has treated the vocal cords of many famous singers, including Adele, James Taylor, Cher, and Roger Daltrey. Here, Colapinto talks with Sasha Weiss about his own damaged vocal cords and the mysterious powers of the human voice. Also, David Owen on his Purell conversion.
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Alexander Stille and John Cassidy on Pope Benedict XVI

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Last week, Pope Benedict XVI surprised the world by announcing his retirement, saying that he no longer had the strength for the job. Will his break with a centuries-old tradition of dying in office transform the papacyand the Church? And how about his successor? Benedict's contentious legacy is the subject of this week's New Yorker Out Loud with Alexander Stille and John Cassidy speaking with Amy Davidson. Also, a very short, romantically blighted poem.
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Alexander Stille and John Cassidy on Pope Benedict XVI

Monday, February 18, 2013

Last week, Pope Benedict XVI surprised the world by announcing his retirement, saying that he no longer had the strength for the job. Will his break with a centuries-old tradition of dying in office transform the papacyand the Church? And how about his successor? Benedict's contentious legacy is the subject of this week's New Yorker Out Loud with Alexander Stille and John Cassidy speaking with Amy Davidson. Also, a very short, romantically blighted poem.
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David Remnick and Ian Frazier on Joseph Mitchell

Monday, February 11, 2013

Joseph Mitchell started at The New Yorker in 1938, and was a staff writer for fifty-eight years, until his death in 1996. His journalism chronicled everyday life in New York Cityhe wrote about Mohawk steelworkers, fishermen, street-preachers, bartenders, ticket-takers, and bearded ladies. In the mid nineteen-sixties, he stopped publishing any work in the magazine. But apparently he never stopped writing. In this week's issue, there's a previously unpublished chapter from an unfinished memoir that he started in the late nineteen-sixties and early nineteen-seventies. Here, The New Yorker's editor David Remnick and staff writer Ian Frazier talk with Sasha Weiss about their memories of Mitchell, why he didn't publish for so many decades, and the influence his writing has had on them and on the magazine.
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David Remnick and Ian Frazier on Joseph Mitchell

Monday, February 11, 2013

Joseph Mitchell started at The New Yorker in 1938, and was a staff writer for fifty-eight years, until his death in 1996. His journalism chronicled everyday life in New York Cityhe wrote about Mohawk steelworkers, fishermen, street-preachers, bartenders, ticket-takers, and bearded ladies. In the mid nineteen-sixties, he stopped publishing any work in the magazine. But apparently he never stopped writing. In this week's issue, there's a previously unpublished chapter from an unfinished memoir that he started in the late nineteen-sixties and early nineteen-seventies. Here, The New Yorker's editor David Remnick and staff writer Ian Frazier talk with Sasha Weiss about their memories of Mitchell, why he didn't publish for so many decades, and the influence his writing has had on them and on the magazine.
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Patrick Radden Keefe and David Grann on crime reporting.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

This week in the magazine, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates the Amy Bishop case. In 2010 Bishop shot and killed several colleagues at the University of Alabama. In the aftermath of that crime, it was revealed that Bishop had shot and killed her brother in 1986, which Bishop and her parents have always claimed was an accident. Here Keefe and New Yorker staff writer David Grann talk with their editor Daniel Zalewski about the Amy Bishop story, non-fiction crime writing more generally, and how to approach the truth when certainty is impossible. Also, Kelefa Sanneh on drinking Scotch.
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Patrick Radden Keefe and David Grann on crime reporting.

Monday, February 04, 2013

This week in the magazine, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates the Amy Bishop case. In 2010 Bishop shot and killed several colleagues at the University of Alabama. In the aftermath of that crime, it was revealed that Bishop had shot and killed her brother in 1986, which Bishop and her parents have always claimed was an accident. Here Keefe and New Yorker staff writer David Grann talk with their editor Daniel Zalewski about the Amy Bishop story, non-fiction crime writing more generally, and how to approach the truth when certainty is impossible. Also, Kelefa Sanneh on drinking Scotch.
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