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Elevating Excrement

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fecal transplants, wherein the stools from healthy people are transferred to the bowels of sick people to restore good microbes, are gaining popularity as a DIY procedure.

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Music in the Age of Spotify

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Taylor Swift just pulled her entire catalog from Spotify, but as the tech industry and the music business converge, will artists and streaming services make peace?

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David Remnick's Reporting on Israel

Monday, November 10, 2014

In this week’s issue of The New Yorker, David Remnick writes about Israel’s new conservative President, Reuven Rivlin, whose support for both a one-state solution and Palestinian civil rights has made him the country’s “most unlikely moralist.” On Out Loud, Remnick joins Sasha Weiss, the literary editor of newyorker.com, to discuss Rivlin’s role in Israeli politics, the evolution of the one-state/two-state debate, and his own experience reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the magazine. “No matter who you are and what you are and what you write, you will be reacted to with enormous emotional force, fury, and often abuse,” Remnick says. “The pitch of the battle is something to behold.”

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A Sex-Abuse Scandal in a Hasidic Community

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Hasidic Jews of Borough Park, Brooklyn, rarely interact with outsiders—they rely upon their own education and justice systems and see their extreme insularity as a means of self-preservation. But Rachel Aviv, a staff writer, spent months among Borough Park’s Hasidim for her story in this week’s magazine, about a man named Sam Kellner who was ostracized after he accused a prominent member of his community of molesting his son. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Aviv talks to Sasha Weiss, the literary editor of newyorker.com, about the practical and moral complexities of reporting the story. She describes the lengths she went to in order to interview Hasidic men—buying special clothes, finding meeting places that wouldn’t violate the restriction against men and women meeting behind closed doors—and what it was like to discuss sexual abuse with men who rarely interact with non-Hasidic women. Aviv acknowledges the dangers of a community policing itself, but adds, “I hope that the story also shows that there’s a lot of courage within the community.”

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Two American Obsessions

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Food and Bob Dylan. Are both overrated? A reformed foodie weighs in on the former. Then, the New Yorker's Editor-in-Chief makes a case for Dylan's greatness.

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Outsmarting Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

Richard Preston, author of the 1994 best-seller “The Hot Zone,” about the origins of Ebola, clears up some misconceptions about the current outbreak.

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Out Loud: Oliver Sacks

Monday, October 13, 2014

Oliver Sacks looks back at his experiences with drugs in the early nineteen-sixties. Here Sacks talks with John Bennet and Sasha Weiss about some of his drug-induced hallucinations, how his interest in neurology connects to his experimentation with drugs, and how one drug experience led to his writing career.

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Out Loud: Online Outrage

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

On this week’s podcast, Joshua Rothman and Rebecca Mead discuss the culture of public judgment and moral shaming on social media.

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Ann Goldstein and D.T. Max on Elena Ferrante

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ann Goldstein and D.T. Max on Elena Ferrante

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Jeffrey Toobin and Tim Wu on The Right To Be Forgotten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jeffrey Toobin and Tim Wu on The Right To Be Forgotten

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Lizzie Widdicombe and Judith Thurman on Full-figured Fashion

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lizzie Widdicombe and Judith Thurman on the designers, models, and activists who are bringing plus-size fashion into the mainstream.

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Kelefa Sanneh and Sarah Larson on Bill Cosby’s Stage Persona

Monday, September 08, 2014

At 77, he's still performing about 100 times a year, mostly on weekends. The New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh traces the rise of Cosby's lovable comedy and his complicated politics.

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Adam Gopnik on the Pleasures and Perils of Bipedalism

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik takes us on a walking tour of Manhattan's joys of past and present times.

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Nathan Heller and Joshua Rothman on whether elite colleges are bad for the soul

Monday, August 25, 2014

As stressed-out young achievers head back to campus, the New Yorker's Nathan Heller asks whether competition killed the humanities, and if religious schools are the best alternative. 

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Héctor Tobar on the Chilean mine disaster.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Héctor Tobar on the Chilean mine disaster.

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Michael Specter and Alan Burdick on the controversy over GMOs

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Michael Specter and Alan Burdick on the controversy over GMOs

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Claudia Roth Pierpont and Sasha Frere-Jones on Nina Simone.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Claudia Roth Pierpont and Sasha Frere-Jones on Nina Simone.

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Michelle Goldberg and Margaret Talbot on transgender activists and radical feminists

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Michelle Goldberg and Margaret Talbot on transgender activists and radical feminists

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Malcolm Gladwell on trust, suspicion, and Kim Philby.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell on trust, suspicion, and Kim Philby.

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Rachel Aviv on a middle-school cheating scandal.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rachel Aviv on a middle-school cheating scandal.

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