Journalism and the courts are, ideally, protected against bias by a system of checks and balances. That wasn’t necessarily the case for the filmmakers behind Making a Murderer.
A 12-year-old girl on Long Island has died after being struck in the head by a stray bullet. Dejah Joyner was standing in the living room of her Hempstead home Friday evening when the bullet came through the window, fired from the street. The gunman has not been located.
Arabelle Sicardi is a visionary young queer feminist, fashion and make-up expert, and writer (and occasional Jezebel contributor). She frequently collaborates with Tayler Smith, an equally visionary young photographer. When they saw that a photo project they’d worked on featured prominently—without credit—in an issue…
Samantha Power, who last year became the youngest ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations at the age of 42, is the subject of a lengthy profile by Evan Osnos in this week's issue of The New Yorker.
When I was an insecure college freshman, Good in Bed was a godsend. The protagonist was wickedly funny, even as she voiced my fears about the way my weight would limit my future, that nobody would ever love me, nobody interesting would ever hire me. It was a reminder to buck up, kid, it'll be fine.
Margaret Talbot's piece in the New Yorker this week might be called "The Extraordinary Resilience of Elizabeth Smart" but a better title might be "How Elizabeth Smart Did the Impossible." The piece explores how Smart managed to get through her abduction and become that much more than an abduction victim forever…
The New Yorker dispatched instagramming scribe Nathaniel Wood to Coachella last weekend, and, in an effort to make you think that (paraphrasing Timothy Fenwick, Jr.) there’s something going on in this country that you just don’t know about, posted a bunch of hyperactive GIFs featuring gleeful Coachella-goers, seesaws,…
The Beauty Myth author and feminist Naomi Wolf's Vagina dropped this year (sorry—just to be clear, it's her new book Vagina: A Biography), and makes a variety of claims about "the conscious vagina," a concept that suggests—among other semi-terrifying things—that sexually-satisfied vaginas are what gives women their…
Tonight, the New Yorker Fiction Department's Twitter account (@NYerFiction) will start tweeting Jennifer Egan's new story "Black Box." The entire story, which will also appear in the magazine's Science Fiction Issue next Monday, will be tweeted over the next ten evenings, from 8 to 9 P.M. E.T.
Despite much hand-wringing about the state of women and television, one person doesn't seem too worried—and she should know better than almost anybody. Here's what Amy Poehler had to say about television's depiction of women in an interview with Ariel Levy during this week's New Yorker Festival:
After a talk Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg gave at Harvard Business School, she saw a difference between the women and the men. The men asked about business; the women asked "girl questions."
She hasn't quite got the old-media fame of mommy blogger Heather Armstrong, but Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond is making headlines — and cash. What makes her life on the ranch so popular with readers?
After a post last month about the gender disparity in magazine publishing, which was followed by VIDA's much more thorough and ultimately conclusive study, I, perhaps naively, expected to see a comment or two from the publications about the roots of this imbalance. Then weeks passed, and, well, basically nothing. For…
Whenever I see "best of" lists, award finalists and even table of contents, I immediately scan them to see how women fared. And I regularly complain to my husband about the lopsided male-to-female ratio in the bylines of highbrow magazines.
- The mystery man Gisele Bündchen was seen canoodling with at a Paris Vogue party is believed to be a New York art dealer — and ex-boyfriend of Bündchen's fellow Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros — named Helly Nahmad. Ahem. [Racked]
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's masterpiece of children's literature, it appears some critics are itching to provide a corrective to all the millions-sold adulation. What's the matter with liking To Kill A Mockingbird? Well.