Award-Winning Political Satire, Cartoons, and More: The New Yorker
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Ria Sardana writes a humorous questionnaire to decide whether or not bangs are a good idea.
Gustavo Dudamel leads two concerts this week, setting popular standards against more modernist material.
Anthony Lane reviews Lucas Belvaux’s take on Marine Le Pen’s ascendancy and Henri-Georges Clouzot’s wartime classic about a town torn apart by mistrust.
The sculptor’s high-tech, low-fi creations signal a world out of balance.
The plush, pillowy bread sheathes a dozen or so sandwich varieties at the first U.S. outpost of Eyal Shani’s beloved Israeli chain.
In this cavernous subterranean space, the chairs are filled with East Village denizens out for an evening of accordion songs and infused-vodka Martinis.
Sam Knight on drill, a form of hip-hop that some people relate to London’s problem with knife violence.
After showing poise and fortitude opposite Romeo and in “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” the Broadway actress takes on the titular martyr-troublemaker of “Saint Joan.”
Susan Glasser writes about how Donald Trump’s Defense Secretary, James Mattis, has survived the turbulent Administration thus far.
Eric Lach on David Remnick’s interview with James Comey, in which the the former F.B.I. director discusses the 2016 Presidential campaign, the early months of Donald Trump’s Presidency, and Trump’s conduct in office.
Sarah Larson writes about “Trump, Inc.,” a podcast collaboration from WNYC and ProPublica that explores the President’s business dealings and recently aired a Michael Cohen episode.
Peter Canby writes on “Mlima’s Tale,” a haunting new play by Lynn Nottage that traces the path of a poached elephant’s tusks, as they are trafficked through a series of underground transactions.
Cynthia Zarin writes that the work of the English playwright Tom Stoppard, whose 1974 play “Travesties” opens on Broadway on April 24th, explores shifting identities.
Our critics pick the best music, art, theatre, restaurants, and more.
Richard Brody writes that "Godard Mon Amour" flattens and empties of meaning the real-life relationship of Godard and Wiazemsky.
Jonathan Blitzer writes about the effects of the largest workplace roundup of immigrants in a decade on Morristown, Tennessee.
Margaret Talbot joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the surge in women running for office in 2018, and how the sexual scandals surrounding Donald Trump could affect the elections in November.
Liana Finck’s illustrated advice column tackles tough questions about being jealous of your stepdaughter and falling in love with your best friend.
Troy Patterson writes about Season 2 of the HBO series ”Westworld,” starring Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood, and the show’s torturing narrative gamesmanship serves its view of life as nasty, brutish, and punishingly long.
Jiayang Fan writes about the effort by Xi Jinping’s government in China to censor the social-media giant Bytedance.
Alexandra Lange writes on Susan Kare, who designed the suite of icons that made the Macintosh revolutionary—a computer that you could communicate with in pictures.
Lars Kenseth’s Daily Cartoon reveals the latest tell-all from the Trump Administration.
Alan Burdick on a new study about orgasms in male fruit flies.
Katie Barsotti humorously breaks down the meaning of men’s occupations on dating apps like Tinder.
Ronan Farrow on the rampant discord and disarray of Rex Tillerson’s State Department in the months leading up to the Secretary of State’s sudden dismissal.
Naomi Fry writes about the alleged pee tape mentioned in Christopher Steele’s dossier, and comments that we have lived with the idea of the tape for so long that it almost feels as if we have already seen it.
John Cassidy writes that a fear of courting the wrath of Republican voters in their respective districts may lead many G.O.P. officeholders to continue placating the President.
Robin Wright on Mike Pompeo's secret mission to Pyongyang, which has generated cautious optimism that Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un, now America’s main foe in Asia, will actually happen.
Jerome Groopman discusses the results of a trial described in the New England Journal of Medicine, in which twenty-two patients with beta thalassemia, a common and devastating blood disorder, were treated with gene therapy.
The longtime New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell talks with David Remnick about running, health, the necessity of setting phones aside to give the mind some leisure time, and why he challenged LeBron James to a race.
Roger Angell on the Mets’ recent loss to the Washington Nationals.
Alan Burdick examines a robot that is capable of assembling a simple IKEA chair in about twenty minutes using a suite of grippers, force sensors, and 3-D cameras to perform “fast, collision-free motions in a highly cluttered environment.”
Amanda Petrusich writes about Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize for music, and how a hip-hop award winner represents a change for the institution.
Sarah Ransohoff illustrates a humorous guide to the many fish in the sea.
Bernard Avishai writes about the cultural war between the right and left as Israel celebrates it seventieth anniversary.
This year’s wave of women candidates has some striking features besides its sheer size.
Benjamin Schwartz’s Daily Cartoon wonders how the king of the jungle got his power.
Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about the life of Barbara Bush, the former First Lady and the mother of George W. Bush.
Olia Hercules writes about the pleasures of Eastern European dumplings and shares a recipe of her favorite.
Riane Konc writes a humorous first-person account from the former F.B.I. director James Comey, who has a lot of secrets he’s ready to spill.
Sue Halpern writes about the risks that hacking and faulty equipment pose to U.S. elections in advance of the 2018 midterm elections.
Charles Bethea interviews Stacey Abrams, the Georgia house minority leader who is running for governor.
Ken Auletta writes about the career of Martin Sorrell, the C.E.O. of W.P.P., the world’s largest advertising-and-marketing agency, after his forced retirement by the company board.
Anne Mette Lundtofte writes about the trial of Peter Madsen, who is charged with killing the journalist Kim Wall on his submarine.
Doreen St. Félix writes that, in becoming the first hip-hop artist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music, Kendrick Lamar has continued the consecration of blackness in élite spaces.
Adam Gopnik writes on President Trump’s tweets in the wake of the former F.B.I. director James Comey’s interview, which do not merely undermine a norm or a manner but assault the essence of liberal democracy.
Olivia de Recat illustrates a group of imagined endangered species with unique features.
John Cassidy on the hearing on Tuesday involving a motion from the legal team of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney and longtime fixer, to prevent the government from reviewing files seized by the F.B.I. in a raid last week.
James Guida writes on a newly translated satire by Arthur Schnitzler, “Late Fame,” about an aging Viennese civil servant who, virtually out of nowhere, is crowned a master poet.
Deborah Treisman hosts Yiyun Li on The Writer’s Voice podcast to read her story “A Flawless Silence,” from the April 23, 2018, issue of the magazine.