Books & Culture
The New Yorker Interview
Rita Moreno Has Time Only for the Truth
The actress, now eighty-nine, spent decades being typecast and belittled. In a new documentary, she tries to recover her story.
By Michael Schulman
Culture Desk
The Guitar Playing of Julian Lage
His music appears to be a revelation unfolding in real time—a genuine portrayal of an interior state.
By Alec Wilkinson
Cultural Comment
“Demon Slayer”: The Viral Blockbuster from Japan
How an anime franchise captured the world’s imagination during the pandemic.
By Matt Alt
The Latest
Blitt’s Kvetchbook
Fathers-in-Law: Picks from the Catalogue
A small selection of the species.
By Barry BlittJune 18, 2021
The Front Row
Review: “The American Sector” Probes Domestic Politics, One Slab of the Berlin Wall at a Time
The new documentary powerfully evokes the active presence of history in daily civic life.
By Richard BrodyJune 17, 2021
Page-Turner
Janet Malcolm, Remembered by Writers
Notes on Malcolm’s legacy, from writers at and outside The New Yorker.
By The New YorkerJune 17, 2021
Double Take
Janet Malcolm in The New Yorker
Celebrating the work of the legendary journalist, who died on Wednesday.
By David RemnickJune 17, 2021
News Desk
Can Biden Reverse Trump’s Damage to the State Department?
Reeling from the leadership of Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo, career officials wonder whether Secretary of State Antony Blinken can revitalize American diplomacy.
By Ronan FarrowJune 17, 2021
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The Critics
Books
The Deep Sea Is Filled with Treasure, but It Comes at a Price
We’ve barely explored the darkest realm of the ocean. With rare-metal mining on the rise, we’re already destroying it.
By Elizabeth Kolbert
A Critic at Large
When Graphs Are a Matter of Life and Death
Pie charts and scatter plots seem like ordinary tools, but they revolutionized the way we solve problems.
By Hannah Fry
On Television
“Kevin Can F**K Himself” and “Feel Good” Rethink Relationship Comedy
Sending up sitcoms and self-righteousness on AMC and Netflix.
By Alexandra Schwartz
The Current Cinema
Harmony Rules in “In the Heights”
Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical presents an uplifting portrait of a Dominican neighborhood in New York where political strife rarely intrudes.
By Anthony Lane
Goings On About Town
Art
The Sculptures of Melvin Edwards, at City Hall Park
A fifty-year survey of the American artist, including the steel work “Song of the Broken Chains,” is on view in the park, part of the site of the African Burial Ground.
Tables for Two
Gourmet Food Shops of Today
Grocery and prepared-food delivery services such as Harvest Moon Supplies, Fresh Catskills, and Stocked, by Three Owls Market, are the modern-day successors to the Silver Palate and Barefoot Contessa.
By Hannah Goldfield
Above & Beyond
Amethyst Geodes at the American Museum of Natural History
A twelve-foot-tall quartz-lined specimen greets visitors at the newly redesigned Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, opening on June 12.
Photo Booth
Photo Booth
The Photographer Who Captured the Birth of Hip-Hop
As a teen-ager, Joe Conzo, Jr., took intimate pictures of the Bronx music scene. He’s lived several lives in the time since.
By Hua Hsu
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Podcasts
The New Yorker Radio Hour
The Newspaperman Who Championed Black Tulsa
A. J. Smitherman documented Greenwood at its height, and tried to prevent its destruction in the Tulsa massacre. Plus, David Remnick on what a new Prime Minister will mean for Israel.
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Video
A Gay Farmer on Love, Isolation, and Disrupting the Meat Industry in Australia
In “Alone Out Here,” by Philip Busfield and Luke Cornish, an Australian rancher who is openly gay in a conservative industry fights to reduce carbon emissions through his cattle farming.
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