Samantha Power, Goddess of the U.N.

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. » 12/17/14 6:20pm 12/17/14 6:20pm

An excerpt of Lena Dunham's new book is available at the New Yorker; in it, she discusses the various therapists she had as a child and then teenager, one of whom eventually led her to her best friend Audrey Gelman. » 8/25/14 10:00am 8/25/14 10:00am

Jennifer Weiner, I Love You But You're Smothering Me

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. » 1/08/14 4:50pm 1/08/14 4:50pm

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

Not Even Amy Poehler Can Look Away From Hoarders

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: » 10/02/11 5:30pm 10/02/11 5:30pm

Facebook's Top Female Exec & "Girl Questions"

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." » 7/05/11 3:00pm 7/05/11 3:00pm

Pioneer Woman Makes Blogging Look Like Paradise

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? » 5/02/11 4:15pm 5/02/11 4:15pm

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

Luckily For Tina Fey, Plenty Of People Do Want To Fuck Her

"The definition of "crazy" in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to fuck her anymore." -Tina Fey, in The New Yorker (sub. only) in a relatively earnest take on motherhood, anxiety, and Hollywood. » 2/07/11 12:26pm 2/07/11 12:26pm

Where Are The Women At Highbrow Magazines?

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. » 1/20/11 11:48am 1/20/11 11:48am

Gisele Bündchen Seen Kissing a Dude Who Is Not Tom Brady

Courtney Love Wants To Write For The New Yorker

She boasted that though she's "the Tolstoy of text [messages]," she's also writing a story "that The New Yorker, by the way, does not know is coming...I want to be published. It's time—I'm 46." Editors, you've been warned. » 9/23/10 10:00am 9/23/10 10:00am

Andre Leon Talley Takes A Spill

What's Wrong With To Kill A Mockingbird?

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. » 6/24/10 4:00pm 6/24/10 4:00pm

Fashion Blogger Tavi Gevinson On Terry Richardson, Cute Shoes, &…

Teen blogger Tavi Gevinson spoke this morning to a packed room of industry professionals, reporters, and marketers about the "unpredictability" of Generation Y. They wanted to know how the generation's personal qualities would make young people liable to buy things. » 5/14/10 5:20pm 5/14/10 5:20pm

Sight At The Museum: Celeb-Spotting With Marina Abramović

In her work "The Artist is Present," Marina Abramović invites any museum-goer to sit face to face with her, in silence, for as long as the museum-goer wants. So art is great and everything — wait, is that Sharon Stone? » 4/27/10 3:00pm 4/27/10 3:00pm

Angelina's Old Modeling Pictures For Sale; Media Piles Onto Richardson…