2020 in Review
The Best of the Talk of the Town in 2020
When the pandemic hit, the section’s writers found ever more creative ways to do the fly-on-the-wall reporting that has captured the rhythms of a new version of everyday life.
By The New YorkerDecember 31, 2020
Our Year in Hell
By the end of 2020, a refusal to accept things as they are and a furious attachment to ongoing life proved stronger than either detachment or resignation.
By Adam GopnikDecember 31, 2020
The Year in Quarantine Viewing
Whether scripted or unscripted, whatever we watched converged to create a new genre: unreality TV.
By Naomi FryDecember 30, 2020
The Best Art of 2020
A silver lining of this year is the reassurance that art is unstoppable.
By Andrea K. ScottDecember 30, 2020
The Year in New Yorker Interactive Storytelling
For those locked down at home, 2020 was often a reminder of the power of stories to whisk us away to another world.
By Monica Racic and Sandra GarciaDecember 29, 2020
New Yorker Classics That Resonated in 2020
As this tumultuous year winds down, we’re sharing ten stories from the archive that offered both a break from 2020 and illuminating points of comparison.
By Erin OverbeyDecember 29, 2020
The New Yorker’s Year in Poetry
The poetry we published reflects a year of unprecedented challenges and calls for long-overdue societal change.
By Hannah AizenmanDecember 28, 2020
A Year of Historical Turning Points in New Yorker Fiction
It’s hardly surprising that some of the anxiety of this unmooring year trickled into fiction.
By Deborah TreismanDecember 27, 2020
The Movies That Mattered in 2020
Here are the films that stood out during this pandemic year, in the face of a moviemaking standstill and a streaming revolution.
By Anthony LaneDecember 25, 2020
Our Favorite Crossword Clues of 2020
As a source of at-home entertainment and an antidote to the mind-numbing effects of lockdown, crosswords became a staple of many quarantine diets.
By Liz Maynes-Aminzade, Nicholas Henriquez, and Andy KravisDecember 24, 2020
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