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“Whatever the work is, do it well—not for the boss but for yourself.” Toni Morrison on the lessons about work, and life, that she learned from her father.
“Whatever the work is, do it well—not for the boss but for yourself.” Toni Morrison on the lessons about work, and life, that she learned from her father.
Thomas Jefferson was a follower of Jesus in more or less the way that Plato was a follower of Socrates: he found his morals high, his wisdom excellent, his philosophy sound, his observations true.
Thomas Jefferson was a follower of Jesus in more or less the way that Plato was a follower of Socrates: he found his morals high, his wisdom excellent, his philosophy sound, his observations true.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, the sheer persistence of the virus, including in countries once believed to have suppressed it, has upended narratives about the superiority of some responses over others.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, the sheer persistence of the virus, including in countries once believed to have suppressed it, has upended narratives about the superiority of some responses over others.
From 1995: Jamaica Kincaid found her ideal home—and discovered that she shared it with the memories of the people who lived there before. #NewYorkerArchive
From 1995: Jamaica Kincaid found her ideal home—and discovered that she shared it with the memories of the people who lived there before. #NewYorkerArchive
Images can transform the world, and the only reason they haven’t yet is because we don’t know how to look at them.
Images can transform the world, and the only reason they haven’t yet is because we don’t know how to look at them.
From 1995: Janet Malcolm on how Virginia Woolf’s sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, transformed a quiet Sussex farmhouse into the backdrop for some of Bloomsbury’s most extraordinary scenes—in life and in art. #NewYorkerArchive
From 1995: Janet Malcolm on how Virginia Woolf’s sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, transformed a quiet Sussex farmhouse into the backdrop for some of Bloomsbury’s most extraordinary scenes—in life and in art. #NewYorkerArchive
For a certain subset of Brits, Louis Theroux is a national treasure—a piercingly humane, slyly funny guide through the funkier passages of American culture.
For a certain subset of Brits, Louis Theroux is a national treasure—a piercingly humane, slyly funny guide through the funkier passages of American culture.
On WindowSwap, a new Web site, you might spot six maskless teen boys strolling along an Amsterdam canal and then disappearing into the Sex Palace Peep Show, or a white bird flying high across the pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
On WindowSwap, a new Web site, you might spot six maskless teen boys strolling along an Amsterdam canal and then disappearing into the Sex Palace Peep Show, or a white bird flying high across the pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
With Republicans stoking fears of socialism and the “deep state,” it will take persistent eloquence and empathy from Joe Biden to make the case for government’s role, Margaret Talbot writes.
With Republicans stoking fears of socialism and the “deep state,” it will take persistent eloquence and empathy from Joe Biden to make the case for government’s role, Margaret Talbot writes.
Putin and his ruling élite had hoped to crush Alexey Navalny once and for all. Having failed to do so, they won’t be able to easily rid themselves of Navalny the individual, nor the discontent and frustration that he galvanizes.
Putin and his ruling élite had hoped to crush Alexey Navalny once and for all. Having failed to do so, they won’t be able to easily rid themselves of Navalny the individual, nor the discontent and frustration that he galvanizes.
Sometimes we don’t know who is missing from a photo or why—only that someone has been elided. We are lucky even to know that there is something we don’t know.
Sometimes we don’t know who is missing from a photo or why—only that someone has been elided. We are lucky even to know that there is something we don’t know.
Pixar’s “Soul” is the latest in a long tradition of American race-transformation tales, each of which finds a pretext to put a white person in a black body.
Pixar’s “Soul” is the latest in a long tradition of American race-transformation tales, each of which finds a pretext to put a white person in a black body.
WeWork’s dominant position in the co-­working industry wasn’t a result of operational prowess or a superior product. It defeated its rivals because it had access to a near-limitless supply of funds—all provided by venture capitalists.
WeWork’s dominant position in the co-­working industry wasn’t a result of operational prowess or a superior product. It defeated its rivals because it had access to a near-limitless supply of funds—all provided by venture capitalists.
The narrative self-assurance and linguistic deftness of the novelist Edith Wharton, who was born on this day in 1862, was already palpable in early letters to her governess.
The narrative self-assurance and linguistic deftness of the novelist Edith Wharton, who was born on this day in 1862, was already palpable in early letters to her governess.
A selection of pieces about home, by Jamaica Kincaid, Nora Ephron, and other writers, from the #NewYorkerArchive.
A selection of pieces about home, by Jamaica Kincaid, Nora Ephron, and other writers, from the #NewYorkerArchive.
For some 25 years, Louis Theroux has been politely interrogating America’s subcultures, returning to the U.K. with irony-laden footage of interactions with professional wrestlers, white supremacists, and evangelicals.
For some 25 years, Louis Theroux has been politely interrogating America’s subcultures, returning to the U.K. with irony-laden footage of interactions with professional wrestlers, white supremacists, and evangelicals.
“My goal has always been to help improve people’s lives,” Andrew Yang said, of whether recipients of his thousand-dollar grant would become his supporters. “It never even occurred to me to ask, ‘Are you going to vote for me?’ ”
“My goal has always been to help improve people’s lives,” Andrew Yang said, of whether recipients of his thousand-dollar grant would become his supporters. “It never even occurred to me to ask, ‘Are you going to vote for me?’ ”
“There is no way that McConnell has had an epiphany and will now change his fundamental approach,” one political scientist and scholar said. “He will always act ruthlessly when it serves his own interest.”
“There is no way that McConnell has had an epiphany and will now change his fundamental approach,” one political scientist and scholar said. “He will always act ruthlessly when it serves his own interest.”
Shortly after her marriage ended, Nora Ephron came across an apartment in the Apthorp, a celebrated Beaux-Arts building on the Upper West Side, and fell in love (again). #NewYorkerArchive
Shortly after her marriage ended, Nora Ephron came across an apartment in the Apthorp, a celebrated Beaux-Arts building on the Upper West Side, and fell in love (again). #NewYorkerArchive
Barry Blitt, who has spent much of the past four years studying, drawing, and riffing on Donald Trump’s antics and demagoguery, discusses his latest cover.
Barry Blitt, who has spent much of the past four years studying, drawing, and riffing on Donald Trump’s antics and demagoguery, discusses his latest cover.
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