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Best New Yorker articles of the last 2 years?

I have a digital subscription to the New Yorker. I love it dearly when I make time to read it. I haven't made the time in... about two years... and I would like to read the best articles I've missed in that time. So: which articles published in the New Yorker in 2012 and 2013 are absolute must-reads?
posted by third word on a random page on Jan 22, 2014 - 20 answers

 

New Yorker publication schedule

I know that the New Yorker Magazine publishes 47 times per year. But what weeks does it skip? There doesn't seem to be calendar of publication/non-publication weeks. I have a recurring fear of finishing an issue at the end of a week only to find that I have to wait 7 more days for another one. (the horror!)
posted by schrodycat on Nov 30, 2013 - 6 answers

Help Me Find A Book

I am looking for a book that was published in the late 1980s. I cannot remember the title or the author, only that it is a memoir, and that the cover of the book (oft advertised in the New Yorker) had a small picture of a boy jumping between two rocks. The design of the cover was very much like this one for Lewis Thomas' The Fragile Species, with the picture of the jumping boy there in the center. The only other thing I can remember is that the author's name started with two initials, i.e. T R Something or A R Something. Please help!
posted by chavenet on Aug 21, 2013 - 2 answers

Need help finding story.

Need help tracking down a short story I read in the New Yorker a few years ago. [more inside]
posted by derivation on Mar 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Forgotten Sociology Book Review in the New Yorker

Would you please help me remember either this event, book, or article? [more inside]
posted by slowlikemolasses on Jan 12, 2013 - 2 answers

How best to access (possibly outmoded) Complete New Yorker DVD set?

I have a Complete New Yorker DVD set. My current Mac OS (10.7.5) doesn't support it any longer. ("PowerPC applications are no longer supported.") Is there a way to download individual issues on my ipad? (I know that, theoretically, I could go back and look at old issues via the New Yorker app, although it isn't clear how far back the electronic archive goes.) Or is there a way to view this stuff on my current Mac?
posted by Mr. Justice on Jan 12, 2013 - 10 answers

A Conservative Classic Lost to Time

Does anyone know where to obtain a copy of Pat Buchanan's memo to Richard Nixon, "Dividing the Democrats"? [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Nov 7, 2012 - 3 answers

What is this poem about a car accident?

Please help me find this poem about a car crash. I think it's from the New Yorker. Two drivers are in a car crash, and then they yell at each other until one of them says "wow, we were both scared," and then they feel better. Well, something like that. [more inside]
posted by Charity Garfein on Jul 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Best New Yorker profiles

Best profiles in The New Yorker? [more inside]
posted by fso on Jul 5, 2012 - 30 answers

Where does one buy specialty magazines without bookstores around?

Where can I find a copy of the new sci-fi New Yorker in the Financial District of San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes on Jun 5, 2012 - 9 answers

What is depicted on the cover of the New Yorker from February 6, 1937?

What is depicted on the cover of the New Yorker from February 6, 1937? [more inside]
posted by morninj on Apr 24, 2012 - 18 answers

Who nearly crashed himself & his son & wrote about it?

Who wrote about a change in perspective due to a near-miss in a private airplane he was piloting? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Maybe because they shoot horses?

James Thurber fans, gather 'round. I'm reading his The Years with Ross and in the chapter titled "More Miracle Men" is a Thurber drawing of a star above a horse, and the horse is shedding a tear. I can scarcely believe I'm using a question for this, but I greatly wish to know: Why is the horse crying?
posted by bryon on Aug 20, 2011 - 8 answers

No Yorker

My New Yorker Ipad app is crashing and closing within 20 seconds of opening an issue. I wrote new yorker tech support and they sent these instructions but they don't work: Please try resetting your app using the following instructions. 1. From the iPad home screen, tap twice on the home button and the apps that are running on your device will appear along the bottom row. 2. Hold down the icons until they "shake". 3. Tap on the red circle to reset your application. This does not delete the app. 4. Double tap the home button again to return to all of your apps. 5. Open the app and allow for your library to update. All of your issues should now be available for download. I think they addressed the wrong problem. I've rewrote them but because of the holiday there is no reply. Any suggestions of what to try next? I'd like to be able to read what I've paid for
posted by Xurando on Jul 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for books to knock me out.

Please recommend some books that give a similar experience to reading the New Yorker. [more inside]
posted by medusa on Apr 4, 2011 - 24 answers

Help me find this New Yorker cartoon.

Help me find an electronic version of this New Yorker cartoon. It was published within the past couple of years and is an illustration of a teacher receiving an apple from one of her students; she says something like, "Billy, I don't want an apple. I want money." Thank you!
posted by hapax_legomenon on Feb 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Searching for the writer of a half-remembered short story

Trying to find an author that wrote at least one story for the New Yorker perhaps 20 to 30 years ago, about being in the Marines, not fitting in somehow, getting a rifle butt to the temple, being discharged and suffering brain trauma. [more inside]
posted by $0up on Feb 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Is "New Yorker" a euphemism for Jew?

Is "New Yorker" a euphemism for Jew? Bonus question: Help me define Antisemitism in the workplace. [more inside]
posted by Mom on Dec 20, 2010 - 52 answers

Help figuring out this novel by a poet that just came out

Help figuring out this novel by a poet that just came out [more inside]
posted by jng on Nov 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Looking for a New Yorker article about the man who knew his heirloom apples.

New Yorker readers: do you remember an article about an "apple man", who had extensive knowledge of heirloom varieties, and could recommend what type of apple would be best suited for different locales? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Oct 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me find a laugh in this New Yorker cartoon

I don't get this New Yorker cartoon! [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Aug 29, 2010 - 20 answers

What was the best short story you read in the last 10 years?

What is the single best short story you've read in the last ten years? Preferrably published in the last ten years, bonus points if the writer is doing something innovative or exciting. [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Aug 28, 2010 - 58 answers

Where can I find this new yorker style poster?

Where can I find the "View from 9th Avenue" style poster that was based on Harvard instead of New York? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Jul 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me find a poem about winter that might be Theodore Roethke?

Looking for a poem about winter that I believe was Theodore Roethke but was in the New Yorker within the last ten years. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Jun 8, 2010 - 5 answers

What are the best short histories and articles in the history of the New Yorker?

What are the best short histories and articles in the history of the New Yorker? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Mar 14, 2010 - 20 answers

What are your favorite non-fiction anthologies?

I really enjoy reading those anthologies of the best American non-fiction stories that come out every year -- particularly because they a) are easy to finish in 20-40 minutes and b) introduce me to new magazines/writers/concepts. I'm looking for other compendiums of magazine-style writing or articles or suggestions on where to go to find new collections of feature-length non-fiction pieces. [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on Jan 14, 2010 - 17 answers

A tale of mystery, intrigue and suspense

'New Yorker' short story posted in the last year, or the last few years, about a man who lives with the ghost of his parents. Link? [more inside]
posted by caveat on Dec 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Christmas Flamethrower Cartoon?

Looking for a specific Christmas cartoon printed in the New Yorker a couple of years ago. [more inside]
posted by cr_joe on Nov 21, 2009 - 0 answers

Your City's 'View of the World from 9th Avenue'

In 1976 Saul Steinberg showed everyone how New Yorkers see the world. Does your city have its own 'View of the World from 9th Avenue?' [more inside]
posted by jfrancis on Sep 8, 2009 - 12 answers

I've lost a poem I loved.

[NewYorkerPoetryFilter] Sometime in the 1990s, the New Yorker published a poem of several verses consisting of the same lines in different order. Please help me find it. [more inside]
posted by woot on Aug 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me find a reprint of Saul Steinberg's Help me find a reprint of Saul Steinberg's New Yorker poster

Help me find a reprint of Saul Steinberg's 1976 New Yorker poster, if such a thing exists. This is my awesome birthday gift idea for my husband... but I can't afford an original, which sell on fleabay for $200ish. I'm in the UK right now but will be moving to NYC in September, so a store there or online place would be great.
posted by hibbersk on Aug 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Maybe you would like to purchase yours now, and then hate me forever.

Please explain what happened in Edna O'Brien's short story "Old Wounds", published in the June 8-15 issue of the New Yorker (link). [more inside]
posted by medusa on Jun 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Breaking up with John Updike

I'm over the New Yorker. What are some other magazines I'll enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner on Jan 23, 2009 - 33 answers

Help me find the article about the column written by "We"

I need a hand trying to hunt down an article about a column published by "We," probably in New York. [more inside]
posted by Su on Jan 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Your huddled masses are yearning to eat cake.

I need help coming up with a clever caption for a birthday cake for my sister-in-law's 50th birthday party. The cake will be based on this New Yorker cover. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Nov 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Does the human brain respond to certain note progressions in music?

Is there a physiological response to certain phrases in music? [more inside]
posted by slo on Jun 26, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me find this story...

A few years ago there was a short story in the New Yorker set in the near future. The characters were children raised in a world where they seemed to be market research test subjects... I really can't recall any more details than that... Does this ring any bells?
posted by psergio on Jun 5, 2008 - 3 answers

New Yorker in Berlin in English?

Does anyone know of an English-language newspaper directed toward residents of Berlin? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Mar 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Capote article in which New Yorker issue?

Does anyone know which recent issue of the New Yorker has a Truman Capote article in it? [more inside]
posted by lisaj32 on Mar 17, 2007 - 3 answers

Manga convention question: golden teardrop

One feature of the New Yorker's recent 'Cartoon Issue' was a two-pager by their regular, Roz, documenting her reaction to manga. So... what was that thing sticking out of her friend's head? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Dec 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Load Complete New Yorker on harddrive

Can you give me step-by-step instructions for copying my Complete New Yorker to my harddrive? (scroll down to Copy Issues to Local Hard Drive Issues Folder). I'm afraid I will screw this up and it will never work again.
posted by found missing on Jan 12, 2006 - 11 answers

New Yorker Subscription

When does your subscribed copy of the New Yorker arrive? I've recently subscribed and it seems that I'm getting my copy well after they hit the newsstands. When did the issue dated 11/14 arrive, was that the usual, and what part of the country are you in?
posted by boombot on Nov 14, 2005 - 26 answers

Who owns Abu Ghraib photos?

How does the New Yorker control the rights to the infamous Abu Ghraib photos? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Jul 7, 2005 - 1 answer

We're in that cartoon over there!

I'm trying to locate two cartoons (both possibly from the New Yorker). 1 - A group of lost hikers are examining a map. One, pointing to a mountain in the distance, is saying, "I've got it! We're on that mountain over there!" 2 - Tribal setting. A witch doctor wearing a mask and a weeping widow are standing over a dead villager. The witch doctor is saying, "There's still so much we don't know." I have the Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker CDs, but I can't find either of these cartoons using the search capabilities. If you can give me date and author information, that'd be great.
posted by painquale on Apr 14, 2005 - 2 answers

Did Bo know typing?

If you're "of a certain age," you probably remember that "Bo knows football." And he knew a lot of other stuff, too. But I'm not really interested in all that. What I am interested in is that Bo also knew typing. You know?
posted by *burp* on Jan 18, 2005 - 10 answers

Seeking Contemporary Stories of Young People's Successes In Tech Sector

I liked reading this article about Collegehumor.com and this article about Delicious Monster. Any suggestions for any other great articles on what successes young people are having these days with respect to the tech sector? I'd prefer current articles to Jobs / Gates era stuff.
posted by banished on Jan 17, 2005 - 6 answers

arrival of the New Yorker

New Yorker subscribers: When do you get your issue? (+) [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Dec 15, 2004 - 27 answers

New Yorker Calendar

BigFatFavorFilter: one of my close family members has a photo in the calendar insert of the New Yorker (Dec. 13 issue). The calendars apparently only go to subscribers, though, so I can't acquire it from a newsstand issue. Would anybody be willing to send me their copy of the calendar insert? Please comment -- I'll email you with a mailing address -- and I can reimburse you a couple bucks for postage, too. [more inside]
posted by oldtimey on Dec 10, 2004 - 17 answers

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