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.
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.
Tim Parks “VESPA” 64
Anwen Crawford New Order’s lasting influence. 72
A CRITIC AT LARGE
Alexandra Schwartz The work of Patrick Modiano. 75
Adam Gopnik Urbanism and its discontents. 80
Briefly Noted 82
John Updike “Coming Into New York” 38
Mary Jo Bang “Having Both the Present“ 69
Peter de Sève COVER