Culture Desk
Marian Anderson’s Bone-Chilling Rendition of “Crucifixion”
Her performances of the Black spiritual in the nineteen-thirties caused American and European audiences to fall silent in awe.
By Alex Ross6:00 A.M.
Q. & A.
A Philosopher’s Defense of Anger
The scholar Myisha Cherry discusses rage as a tool in the fight against racial injustice.
By Helen RosnerOctober 14, 2021
Overdue MemorialOctober 11, 2021 Issue
Searching for the Descendants of Racial Terrorism
In 1898, white supremacists in Wilmington, North Carolina, staged a coup and murdered dozens of Black residents. More than a century later, a team of volunteers tries to track down every living relative of the victims.
By Lauren CollinsOctober 4, 2021
The New Yorker Festival
See Kara Walker at The New Yorker Festival’s First Night
An interview with the celebrated artist helps open a week of events featuring luminaries in politics, news, and culture.
By The New YorkerOctober 3, 2021
The Front Row
“Chameleon Street,” an Overlooked Masterwork That’s Also a Cautionary Tale About Hollywood
In his 1990 feature début, the director, writer, and actor Wendell B. Harris, Jr., bent a real-life story into wildly inventive and incisive fiction. Yet he has never got to make a second film.
By Richard BrodySeptember 22, 2021
Q. & A.
The Exclusion of Latinos from American Media and History Books
Representative Joaquin Castro, releasing a report on Latino underrepresentation in Hollywood and the news industry, says, “Americans don’t know who Latinos are.”
By Stephania TaladridSeptember 21, 2021
Politics and More Podcast
Jelani Cobb on the Kerner Report, an Unheeded Warning About the Consequences of Racism
More than half a century after the report was published, white America still struggles to acknowledge the Kerner Commission’s conclusion: racism is the root cause of inequality in the United States.
By David RemnickSeptember 20, 2021
The New Yorker Radio Hour
Wes Anderson and Jeffrey Wright on “The French Dispatch”
The director and one of the stars of the new film, which is about the writers of a magazine, explain the fictional publication’s uncanny similarities to The New Yorker.
By David RemnickSeptember 17, 2021
Annals of EqualitySeptember 20, 2021 Issue
The Man Behind Critical Race Theory
As an attorney, Derrick Bell worked on many civil-rights cases, but his doubts about their impact launched a groundbreaking school of thought.
By Jelani CobbSeptember 13, 2021
BooksAugust 30, 2021 Issue
America Was Eager for Chinese Immigrants. What Happened?
In the gold-rush era, ceremonial greetings swiftly gave way to bigotry and violence.
By Michael LuoAugust 23, 2021
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