'Cat Person' Author's New Book Is Now Reportedly Reaching $1 Million At Auction [Updated]

By now you have either read or heard a friends of yours talk at great length about “Cat Person,” the great, viral New Yorker story about a college student who has a disgusting (but terrifyingly ordinary) sexual episode with an entitled misogynist. If you missed the story, perhaps you saw a few of the truly unnecessary …

What Hilton Als and The New Yorker Got Wrong About Beyoncé

The New Yorker’s theater critic, Hilton Als, published a review of Beyoncé’s Formation album and tour this week titled “Beywatch.” “The truth is I wasn’t much interested in her,” he writes late in the piece, “until her sister, Solange Knowles, was caught on camera beating Jay Z’s ass in a hotel elevator in 2014.”

A Sixth-Grader Writes a Book Report About the New Calvin Trillin Poem in The New Yorker 

“Have They Run Out of Provinces Yet?” is a new poem by Calvin Trillin about how there are too many different kinds of Chinese people. It is a rhyming poem set in 2016 that was published in The New Yorker, a powerful magazine. The primary theme of the poem is that there are a lot of different kinds of Chinese people.…

Grizzled Young Writer Scoffs at Political Values, Bernie Leanings of Slightly Younger People

At the New Yorker, writer Alexandra Schwartz wonders if “millennials” should “get over Bernie Sanders,” owing to the outsized political hope that “youth” have before they realize that every politician is a shill, nobody with real values is actually electable, and also that God Is Dead. The writer knows this because…