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  • At end of life, Oliver Sacks craved gefilte fish, and Judaism

    September 11, 2015 | 10:56 am

    On August 30, at age 82, noted neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks died after succumbing to a cancer that first plagued him nearly a decade ago, paused, and recently reappeared.

    One of his last essays, published posthumously, appears in the September 14 issue of The New...

  • Lessons from Arthur Schnitzler’s Vienna

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 27, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    One of my favorite New Yorker cartoons features two men in conversation walking down a city street. Surrounding them are dollar signs — in every window, on every car, on everything. The caption reads: “Remember when everything was sex, sex, sex?”

    This image came to mind the other...

  • New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer resigns following Tablet exposé

    July 30, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, resigned hours after Tablet Magazine published an article revealing that he had fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in a recent book.

    “This was a lie spoken in a moment of panic,” Lehrer, 31, said in a statement July 30 announcing his...

  • Jonah Lehrer resigns from New Yorker over fabricated Dylan quotes

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    I closely followed the revelations last month that Jonah Lehrer, the wonder boy pop-neuroscience writer who had just landed at the New Yorker, had a habit of being a bit repetitive. On several occasions, it was discovered that Lehrer had almost verbatim copied from himself.


  • Pearl lecture features New Yorker editor Remnick

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 1, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    “I learned a lot from WikiLeaks,” David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker magazine, told a full auditorium at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management when he spoke on Jan. 30 at the 10th annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Pearl Foundation, in partnership with...

  • Some New Female Archetypes For Romantic Comedies

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    September 28, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Mindy Kaling (aka Kelly from The Office and whom I love) has a great piece in the New Yorker about the classic types of female roles in romantic comedies.  These include the Klutz, Ethereal Weirdo, the Sassy Best Friend, and so much more and you should definitely read her piece.


  • Mormon musical from ‘South Park’ creators ‘surprisingly sweet’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 21, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    The Book of Mormon” opens in three days. It’s from the creators of “South Park,” two writers who have definitely had fun at the expense of the Mormon religion.

    The Broadway play has been getting good reviews. It doesn’t pull punches, but it’s also “surprisingly sweets,” writes...

  • Green transit, Hollywood Jew, New Yorker cover

    July 24, 2008 | 12:00 am

    Take Back L.A.

    I'm pleased Rob Eshman plans to get involved in making local transportation better ("Take Back L.A.," July 11).

    This is prime time for action, with the push for a new half-cent sales tax that would fund a subway extension and many other transit and highway projects...
  • Fear of an Obama Planet grips some Americans

    July 17, 2008 | 12:55 am

    As soon as I saw The New Yorker cover spoofing right-wing fear mongering over Barack and Michelle Obama, my first thought was that my friend, Sanjay, in Mumbai, India, had a point about Americans and stupidity.

    What was it but stupidity that left so many Americans gullible to...

  • And the winner is ...

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 9, 2008 | 5:30 pm

    So if I tell you who did it, do I still get to go to heaven?

    OK, so The God Blog’s first caption contest didn’t draw a ton of interest, and it took me a month to announce the winner but ... congrats to EJR who offered the quip above and will soon become the proud owner of “The Jerusalem Book of Quotations” by Jack Friedman.

    Another caption contest coming soon.

  • Adam Gopnik: Doctor, Doctor! There’s a joke in my Judaism

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It all began with a Purim spiel. Seven years ago, the much-loved New Yorker magazine writer Adam Gopnik was living in a kind of secular New York Jewish limbo.

    Then he got an invitation from the Jewish Museum to serve as Purimspieler -- the one who tells the Purim story. That...
  • David Remnick’s Profile of Prime Minister Binyamin

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

    Photo by Peter Halmagyi