Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list

...biography of the playwright by Lahr, theater critic for The New Yorker. Williams' upbringing, his talent, his affairs Atul Gawande. Gawande, a superb writer for the New Yorker who is also a surgeon, examines the realities of aging...
My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...dictator. "It's very hard for Americans to accept that we are not the root cause of all the world's good or evil," New Yorker columnist George Packer wrote in his recent analysis of Obama's efforts to combat ISIS. He referred to this as "a...
Would the world be better off without pro football?

...won't be watching football anymore. The continuing violence of football is what prompted President Obama to tell a New Yorker reporter earlier this year that if he had boys, he would not support their playing pro ball. The sustained violence...
No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

...including keeping pot away from minors. Obama, an acknowledged pot smoker in his younger days, subsequently told The New Yorker magazine that he doesn't view marijuana as any more dangerous than alcohol and explained his acceptance of the Colorado...
In the Stacks: New nonfiction for adults

New nonfiction for adult readers includes "The Big New Yorker Book of Cats" as well as the titles below. "Bibliocraft," by Jessica Pigza, photographs by Johnny Miller. Pigza, a dedicated...
Empire Editorial: We can fix Juneau's homeless problems

...create a healthier, more productive population.In February 2006, economist Malcolm Gladwell wrote an essay in the New Yorker about a man named Murray Barr. Barr lived on the streets of Reno, Nevada until he died in 2005.Before he died, Barr...
Drink up, NYC

...ruling against a measure it said would have "limited New Yorkers' freedom of choice." Curbing obesity should she and numerous other council members oppose it.New Yorkers, meanwhile, greeted Thursday's ruling with mixed...
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Impressions of The Last Frontier Theater Conference

...talent. (At first I was mystified, why would these good New Yorkers and Los Angeles types come here? Within a few days...talented people: 20-year-olds, 80-year-olds, New Yorkers, Texans, locals and more. There was Catherine with...
Five good reads: Jeff Brady, Coming Into the Country, with this little three-part book in the early 1970s. Working as a journalist for the New Yorker, McPhee was able to convince three developers of proposed projects in Washington, Georgia and Arizona to spend time...
Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

...conversations that matter to you."Anonymity has always been a major appeal of online life. Two decades ago, The New Yorker magazine ran a cartoon with a dog sitting in front of a computer, one paw on the keyboard. The caption read: "On...


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