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The New Yorker Radio Hour
The New Yorker’s editor, David Remnick, presents a weekly mix of in-depth interviews, profiles, and short bursts of humor.
Jon M. Chu on “In the Heights”
The director talks about his film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical. Plus, the politics of race drives a wedge deep into America’s largest Protestant denomination.
By David RemnickJune 11, 2021
A Vaccinated Day at the Ballpark, and Sarah Schulman on ACT UP
Patricia Marx reviews the new vaccinated seating sections at New York’s baseball stadiums. And the activist talks about the AIDS action group, and its transformative impact on America.
By David RemnickJune 4, 2021
Spike Lee on the Knicks, and Looking Back at a Year of Protest and Activism
The filmmaker is ecstatic about the success of his beloved team. Plus, David Remnick talks with a senior Justice Department official about the President’s promises for racial justice.
By David RemnickMay 28, 2021
Can We Finally End School Segregation?
A California school district was ordered to end the de-facto segregation that kept many Black and Latino children in a neglected school. What would it take to integrate?
By David RemnickMay 21, 2021
“Fire in Little Africa,” a Rap Album About a Historical Tragedy
A rapper wants to put Tulsa on the map. Along the way, he has to address a historical tragedy: the Tulsa massacre of 1921. Plus, four staff writers on Joe Biden’s Rooseveltian ambitions.
By David RemnickMay 14, 2021
The Post-Pandemic Dress Code
A scholar on the symbolic value of business casual. Plus, Atul Gawande on the state of COVID-19, and Hilton Als on the portraits of Alice Neel.
By David RemnickMay 7, 2021
Are U.F.O.s a National-Security Threat?
After more than seventy years, the government is publicly acknowledging that mysterious sightings can no longer be dismissed. Plus, Dorothy Wickenden on three revolutionary women.
By David RemnickApril 30, 2021
The Children of Morelia
Nearly a century ago, five hundred Spanish children were sent away from violence and hunger for a new life in Mexico. Plus, Jelani Cobb on the conviction of Derek Chauvin.
By David RemnickApril 23, 2021
Why Has China Targeted Minorities in Xinjiang?
The staff writer Raffi Khatchadourian explains how Xi Jinping’s government used an obsession with “stability” to justify a genocide against ethnic Uyghurs and Kazhaks.
By David RemnickApril 16, 2021
Rickie Lee Jones on the Road
The songwriter talks about her chaotic early life and her inability to settle down. Plus, in our annual tradition, the critic Richard Brody gives out his own slate of film awards.
By David RemnickApril 9, 2021
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