Sarah Larson
Sarah Larson is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her column, Podcast Dept., appears on
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American ChroniclesNovember 1, 2021 Issue
Brené Brown’s Empire of Emotion
How a Texan’s stories teach a nation to be vulnerable.
By Sarah Larson6:00 A.M.
City WorksOctober 4, 2021 Issue
Hopper on the Couch, O’Keeffe Against the Floor Lamp
Elie Hirschfeld offers a tour of his home-grown collection of New York City-themed art works in his apartment across from the Met—Warhols, a Hopper, and a Hockney—before they’re donated to the New-York Historical Society.
By Sarah LarsonSeptember 27, 2021
The New Yorker Interview
The Education of Melvyn Bragg
In his teens, Bragg was saved by books. He’s now spent more than fifty years championing the joy, value, and fascination of knowledge.
By Sarah LarsonAugust 1, 2021
Public Images Dept.August 2, 2021 Issue
A Thousand Words, a Million Times Over
The New York Public Library’s Picture Collection, an archive of more than a million printed images that Andy Warhol used as a proto-Pinterest, is celebrated in a new book and Gagosian exhibition by the artist Taryn Simon.
By Sarah LarsonJuly 26, 2021
Funny FriendsJuly 5, 2021 Issue
A Hundredth-Birthday Serenade, from Bill Murray
The actor and Ivan Reitman, the director, throw a Zoom bash for their centenarian “Stripes” cinematographer, Bill Butler, and swap stories about John Candy and the Teamsters.
By Sarah LarsonJune 28, 2021
Dept. of Returns
Eavesdropping Through a Pandemic
Notes on a year and a half of overhearing what’s overlooked.
By Sarah LarsonJune 16, 2021
Anna Sale Helps Us to Talk About Hard Things
Her new book is like a good conversation with a friend.
By Sarah LarsonJune 8, 2021
Podcast Dept.
Why “Dateline” Remains the True-Crime King
The TV news magazine does many of the things that other popular true-crime series do. But its success has as much to do with its old-fashioned style.
By Sarah LarsonMay 24, 2021
Podcast Dept.
“Cocaine & Rhinestones” Returns, to Dazzle Again
In its second season, the one-man show argues that the story of George Jones is the story of country music itself.
By Sarah LarsonMay 4, 2021
As It Happens Dept.March 15, 2021 Issue
The Race to Collect COVID Ephemera Before It’s History
The New-York Historical Society has spent the pandemic year scrounging for tomorrow’s museum artifacts, including homemade masks, store-closure signs, and a street artist’s portrait of Dr. Fauci as Mr. Spock.
By Sarah LarsonMarch 8, 2021
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