Volume XCI, №30. New York: Condé Nast. — ISSN 0028-792X.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry published by Conde Nast. Starting as a weekly in 1925, the magazine is now published 47 times annually, with five of these issues covering two-week spans.
Although its reviews and events listings often focus on the cultural life of New York City, The New Yorker has a wide audience outside of New York. It is well known for its illustrated and often topical covers; its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric Americana; its attention to modern fiction by the inclusion of short stories and literary reviews; its rigorous fact checking and copyediting; its journalism on politics and social issues; and its single-panel cartoons sprinkled throughout each issue. CONTENTS: GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN 5 THE TALK OF THE TOWN 21 Amy Davidson on Carly Fiorina’s rise; hotel diplomacy; a rapper in the kitchen; pro hockey in Brooklyn; theatrical marketing. Alec Wilkinson SOMETHING BORROWED 26 A poet’s adventures in uncreative writing. Scaachi Koul THE DAD RESTAURANT 33 Rania Abouzeid OUT OF SIGHT 34 Iraq’s women and a former prostitute’s mission. William Finnegan THE MAN WHO WOULDN’T SIT DOWN 40 Jorge Ramos gives immigrants a voice. Jason Fulford SHOWCASE 47 Paper airplanes found on the streets of New York. Jennifer Gonnerman A DAUGHTER’S DEATH 52 A grieving father brokers peace in the projects. FICTION: Tim Parks “VESPA” 64 THE CRITICS: POP MUSIC Anwen Crawford New Order’s lasting influence. 72 A CRITIC AT LARGE Alexandra Schwartz The work of Patrick Modiano. 75 BOOKS: Adam Gopnik Urbanism and its discontents. 80 Briefly Noted 82 POEMS: John Updike “Coming Into New York” 38 Mary Jo Bang “Having Both the Present“ 69 Peter de Sève COVER “Catnap”