Volume XCI, №31.
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.
GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN 13
THE TALK OF THE TOWN 35
Philip Gourevitch on the U.S., Russia, and Syria; chefs at the U.N.; the Milk Carton Kids; staging sex; James Surowiecki on pharmaceutical profiteers.
Jiayang Fan THE ACCUSED 42
A way of life on trial in Chinatown.
Jack Handey EXTREMELY LOUD DOORBELLS 51
John Colapinto TRENDING 52
A young French designer breaks the rules.
Margaret Talbot THE POPULIST PROPHET 64
Bernie Sanders, the single-issue candidate.
Nicholas Lemann THE NETWORK MAN 74
Silicon Valley’s people person.
Rivka Galchen “USL AT THE STADIUM” 86
Alex Ross An onslaught of Italian opera, at the Met. 92
A CRITIC AT LARGE
Emily Nussbaum What advertising does to TV. 95
Louis Menand Garth Risk Hallberg’s “City on Fire.” 100
Briefly Noted 103
Hilton Als Elevator Repair Service’s “Fondly, Collette Richland.” 104
THE CURRENT CINEMA:
Anthony Lane “The Martian,” “Taxi.” 106