Carrie Battan
Carrie Battan began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015 and became a staff writer in 2018. She has contributed to the Times, New York magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, and the Web site Pitchfork, where she worked as a staff writer from 2011 to 2014. She lives in Brooklyn.
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Pop MusicDecember 6, 2021 Issue
Adele’s Diaristic Divorce Album
The artist is known for her intensely personal songs, but “30” is so intimate that it makes even her previous records feel a bit clinical.
By Carrie BattanNovember 24, 2021
Pop MusicNovember 29, 2021 Issue
Taylor Swift’s Quest for Justice
With “Red (Taylor’s Version),” Swift seeks to reclaim control in her business affairs and in matters of the heart.
By Carrie BattanNovember 17, 2021
Cultural Comment
Emily Ratajkowski and the Burden of Being Perfect-Looking
In a new collection of essays, “My Body,” the writer and model reckons with how her appearance has shaped her personal relationships, career, and psyche.
By Carrie BattanNovember 8, 2021
L.A. PostcardNovember 15, 2021 Issue
The Death of a Sweatpant
After announcing the end of his pandemic-favorite leisure-wear brand Entireworld, the designer Scott Sternberg hits a high-fashion department store to feel some fabrics and rue the price points.
By Carrie BattanNovember 6, 2021
Culture Desk
Trader Joe Wrote a Memoir
The book is a sort of “Kitchen Confidential” for the grocery business, but without the drugs or rage.
By Carrie BattanOctober 20, 2021
Culture Desk
The First Taste of Adele’s Divorce Album
A new single, “Easy on Me,” reminds us how Adele has succeeded while resisting almost every force of modern pop music.
By Carrie BattanOctober 15, 2021
The New Yorker Interview
Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin on the Mysterious Alchemy of Sketch Comedy
A conversation with the two friends behind the cult hit “I Think You Should Leave.”
By Carrie BattanOctober 3, 2021
Pop MusicOctober 4, 2021 Issue
The Unexpected Introspection of Lil Nas X
Fans may have thought that the artist’s début album, “Montero,” would be a bawdy romp. Instead, it takes a turn toward the morose and the self-searching.
By Carrie BattanSeptember 24, 2021
Culture Desk
On “Solar Power,” Lorde Loves the Beach
The New Zealand pop star returns with a newfound sense of personal liberation.
By Carrie BattanAugust 24, 2021
Culture Desk
Clairo Recovers from Viral Fame
The twenty-two-year-old singer slows down and reëvaluates life on her sophomore album, “Sling.”
By Carrie BattanAugust 2, 2021
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