How Elizabeth Smart Became More Than An Abduction Victim

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… » 10/14/13 6:50pm 10/14/13 6:50pm

The New Yorker Held a Coachella GIF Party and Didn’t Invite You

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,… » 4/18/13 8:55pm 4/18/13 8:55pm

The New Yorker Review of Naomi Wolf's Vagina: A Biography Contains…

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… » 9/15/12 4:15pm 9/15/12 4:15pm

The New Yorker is Serial Tweeting Jennifer Egan's New Short Story

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. » 5/24/12 3:50pm 5/24/12 3:50pm

Major Mag Editors Address The Dearth Of Female Bylines

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… » 2/24/11 11:50am 2/24/11 11:50am