Archive for the ‘Art Blog’ Category

  • Comment from the August 24, 2015, Issue

    In “Race and the Storm,” Jelani Cobb argues that Hurricane Katrina wasn’t just a natural disaster. It was the start of a referendum on black citizenship. See the rest of the story at newyorker.com Related:Cover Story: Kadir Nelson’s “Second Line”“Straight Outta Compton” Is Straight Outta 2015Environmentalism’s Racist History

  • This Week in Fiction: Alice McDermott

    Your story in this week’s issue, “These Short, Dark Days,” involves a nun—a “nursing sister”—in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. What drew you to that time and place, and to this particular character? See the rest of the story at newyorker.com Related:How Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Changing MedicineBarry Crimmins’s Life-Changing ComedyOff the Path of Orthodoxy

  • What Is Elegance in Science?

    In 1957, a few years after Francis Crick co-discovered the DNA double helix and a few years before he co-won a Nobel Prize for doing so, he published a paper on the genetic provenance of amino acids, the organic compounds that make proteins, and therefore life, possible. It was already known that the four chemical [...]

  • Daily Cartoon: Monday, August 17th

    See the rest of the story at newyorker.com Related:Amazon Chief Says Employees Lacking Empathy Will Be Instantly PurgedBernie Sanders’s Next ChallengeTranscript of the Stock-Photo Shoot for “Smiling Businessman Holding a Basketball”

  • Amazon Chief Says Employees Lacking Empathy Will Be Instantly Purged

    SEATTLE (The Borowitz Report)—Saying that he was “horrified” by a New York Times article recounting callous behavior on the part of Amazon executives, company founder Jeff Bezos warned today that any employees found lacking in empathy would be instantly purged. See the rest of the story at newyorker.com Related:Daily Cartoon: Monday, August 17thTranscript of the [...]

  • Ten Years After

    See the rest of the story at newyorker.com Related:Comment from the August 24, 2015, IssueAmazon Chief Says Employees Lacking Empathy Will Be Instantly PurgedDaily Cartoon: Monday, August 17th

  • The Yellow House

    In early spring, before the Jane magnolia tree bloomed, I set off to close the distance between the me of now and the me of then. When I made the drive to New Orleans from upstate New York, where I live now, I began as I had dozens of times before, from various starting points, [...]

  • Cartoons from the August 24, 2015, Issue

    See the rest of the story at newyorker.com Related:Comment from the August 24, 2015, IssueAmazon Chief Says Employees Lacking Empathy Will Be Instantly PurgedDaily Cartoon: Monday, August 17th

  • Cover Story: Kadir Nelson’s “Second Line”

    “I wanted to capture the memory of Hurricane Katrina and its aftereffects—the spirit of New Orleans, its resilience, its culture,” Kadir Nelson says of his cover for this week’s issue, which coincides with the tenth anniversary of Katrina. “And one of the first images that came to mind was a kid playing music, an image somber [...]

  • My Brain: The All-Hands Meeting

    Me: Hey, everyone, thanks for coming. This meeting is just to check in, get updated about what everybody’s been working on in the first quarter of the day, and see how we’re feeling about the future. Coffee, wanna kick us off? See the rest of the story at newyorker.com Related:The Walking DeadThe Work We Do [...]