A typical “New Yorker” cartoon caption that you didn’t write
If you’ve never had a winning submission to The New Yorker‘s cartoon caption contest, you’re in good company. It took Roger Ebert 107 tries before coming up with a winning line, while other famous people such as Maureen Dowd, Michael Bloomberg, and Zach Galifianakis Read More
The New Yorker launched an iPhone app today that enhances the magazine’s Goings On About Town (GOAT) listings with digital doodads like maps, GPS, links to buy tickets and contact venues, the option to filter by date, filter by location filters, and clip-and-save favorites, editor Ben Greenman announced today.
It also includes original text and audio from marquis New Yorker names like Alex Ross, Susan Orlean, Roz Chast, Peter Schjeldahl, Paul Goldberger, Calvin Trillin and Patricia Marx. The announcement suggests the New Yorker has found a way to offer a digital point of entry to the magazine without diluting the brand or sacrificing their subscription revenue.
Certain rumors about Marcus Bachmann, husband to presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, have not gained much traction in mainstream-press publications’ profiles of Ms. Bachmann, despite the best efforts of Dan Savage, Jon Stewart, et al.
Ryan Lizza’s exceptional New Yorker profile of of Ms. Bachmann, published today, outs Mr. Bachmann–as a confirmed oddball (what Read More
Did Nicholas Schmidle’s New Yorker story “Getting Bin Laden: What happened that night in Abbottabad” give the impression that he spoke directly with Navy SEALS? Many critics think so, according to WWD.
Guardian journalist Nick Davies thinks James Murdoch will have a hard time recovering, politically, from misleading Parliament, as he believes reports will Read More
In today’s New York Post, a variety of scandals play themselves out (most prominently, the unveiling of the maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape), but the ongoing saga of Rupert Murdoch is dealt with only obliquely, and deep within the book. A Page 26 review of various magazines out this week deals first Read More
2003: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: Kate Hudson plays a beautiful reporter for a lightly fictionalized Cosmopolitan called Composure.
2004: 13 Going on 30: Jennifer Garner plays a beautiful editor at a lightly fictionized, let’s say Elle, called Poise.
2006: The Devil Wears Prada: Meryl Streep plays the imperious editor of a Read More
Foreclosure filings were down 19 percent in New York City last month and 35 percent compared to this time last year. But that could simply mean a cold holiday season for homeowners.
There were 1,466 foreclosure filings in the city last month, according to a report that came out today from Realty Trac. The Daily Read More
Malcolm Gladwell is sick and tired of hearing about the way social media will change the world for the better. In a lengthy article this week comparing online activism to the Civil Rights movement, The New Yorker scribe belittles Web 2.0′s importance as a tool for social change. “A networked, weak-tie world is good Read More
In Jeffrey Toobin’s profile of Chuck Schumer in last week’s New Yorker (subscription only), the senior U.S. senator from New York, an anti-”anti-business liberal,” says his only major asset is his Park Slope apartment.
The story goes that in 1982, when Mr. Schumer was a state congressman, he and his wife, CUNY vice Read More
One Man's Opinion
The Morning News‘ Robert Birnbaum interviewed David Remnick recently, and published an unabridged transcript of their talk. It is really fantastic. A few excerpts here.
Mr. Remnick on Slate:
“Michael [Kinsley] invented one of the first really good, uh, call it a magazine, paper, whatever—I guess paper is not the word we should use … It’s Read More