The New Yorker

Post-Truth Politics

By Features November 18, 2016

In the final hours of the U.S. election, Republican nominee Donald Trump speculated on Fox News that the contest was rigged against him. “There are machines,” he noted. “You put down Republican and it registers them as a … Read more

What Every Journalist Should Know About Science

By Features March 7, 2016

A condition called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is—or is not—a precursor of breast cancer. It does—or does not—require treatment. Doctors differ on these questions because definitive scientific evidence doesn’t exist. Some women with DCIS, a collection of abnormal … Read more

How Cartoons Helped Define The New Yorker

By Books November 10, 2015

The New Yorker’s cartoons and covers have been well-loved since its founding in 1925. It was Rea Irvin, the first employee (his title was “art editor”), who is responsible for the magazine’s visual character. Irvin created hundreds of New Yorker covers, … Read more

Mosaics and Marginalia

By Sounding July 17, 2014

I have lived most of my adult life out of a single suitcase, zigzagging a career through the Caucasus and the Middle East. But I had never plumbed for inspiration or reason. In the introduction to my first book I … Read more