The New Yorker

  • The Making of a New Yorker Cartoon

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    Since 1998, David Sipress has published more than five hundred cartoons in The New Yorker. For each one that makes it into the magazine there are dozens that don't, but every week he sits down to draw again. We recently spoke to Sipress about what keeps him inspired after all these years, and those rare ideas so good they "make your brain explode."

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  • The New Yorker Reports: Documentaries Play all

    Dispatches and short films.
    • Cats of the Urban Wild - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Tens of thousands of feral and stray cats roam the streets of New York. How we should deal with the overpopulation has been contentiously debated for decades.

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    • High-Rise-Window Washers of Manhattan - Duration: 4 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Thirty years ago, John McDermott and John Wren were young daredevils in need of union benefits, so they signed up for one of New York’s most dangerous professions: high-rise-window washing.

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    • Why Two Men Are Walking Every Block in New York City - Duration: 6 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      New York City has over 6,000 miles of streets across five boroughs. William Helmreich and Matt Green plan to walk every last block. Though they are doing the same thing, Helmreich and Green have va...
    • The Most Recognizable Voice in New York - Duration: 4 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Meet the man behind New York City's subway announcements.

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    • Writer's Block - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      Writer's Block is a poetry workshop that meets every Wednesday at the Macomb Regional Correctional Facility, just outside Detroit. Many of its participants are serving life without parole for crime...
    • Guerrero: The Monster in the Mountains - Duration: 7 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      On September 26, 2014, forty-three students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School​ went missing in the town of Iguala, in Guerrero, one of Mexico's poorest and most violent states. Six months later, on...
    • Magic Mushrooms and the Healing Trip - Duration: 6 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      Eddie Marritz, a cinematographer and photographer in remission from small-cell carcinoma, was a participant in one of N.Y.U.'s Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety research studies. Marritz, and the researche...
    • California: Paradise Burning - Duration: 7 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      The state’s Central Valley is gripped by one of the worst droughts on record, and the livelihood of the region’s farmers and shepherds is in jeopardy.

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    • A Violent Thread - Duration: 7 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Jon Lowenstein, a resident of the South Side of Chicago for nearly a decade, captures the neighborhood "residents’ deep connection to their community, as well as the deep impact of violence.&q...
    • Soleá: The Flamenco of Seville - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 10 months ago
      Flamenco dance and music have existed since the eighteenth century, and today is a tradition around the globe. But flamenco’s roots remain strongest in its birthplace, in Andalusia, in southern Spa...
    • Cassandro’s Big Fight - Duration: 7 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Behind the scenes with one of lucha libre’s biggest stars, Cassandro, an openly gay wrestler who competes in drag.

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    • A Crossroads in Independent Cinema - Documentaries - The New Yorker - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      The director James Gray and others on what the conversion from film to digital means for independent theatres, as exemplified by the Fairview Cinema 3 in Hudson, New York.

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  • The New Yorker's Notes from All Over Play all

    Stories from around the world.
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  • Comma Queen Play all

    A series devoted to language in all its facets, starring Mary Norris.
    • On Prepositions | Comma Queen - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

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      Keeping the preposition away from the end of the sentence is a noble endeavor, but not strictly necessary and often impossible.

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    • Comma Queen: Mad Dash, The Sequel - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Dickens doubled them, Dickinson juggled them. Everybody loves those crazy dashes. Here’s a primer on how to get the most out of your hyphen key.

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    • Comma Queen: The Semicolon; or, Mastering the Giant Comma - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Traditionally, the semicolon has three uses: it can replace a comma in a series that includes interior commas, such as this one; it can replace a comma and a conjunction in a compound sentence, cre...
    • Comma Queen: Mad Dash - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Comma Queen Mary Norris clarifies the difference between the hyphen (-), the en dash (–), and the em dash (—).

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    • Comma Queen: If Less Is More, Sometimes Fewer Is Better - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      The rule is simple: use “fewer” for items that can be counted, like beans, and “less” for things that can’t—bacon, say.

      There are subtle exceptions, of course—droves of them—but all we can do i...
    • Comma Queen: An Episode of Diaeresis - Duration: 115 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      A diaeresis (also spelled “dieresis”) is a diacritical mark in the form of two dots, like an umlaut, placed over a vowel to indicate that it is pronounced as a separate syllable.

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    • Comma Queen: Who/Whom for Dummies - Duration: 4 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      “Who” and “whom” are relative pronouns, and the trick for choosing the right one is to switch the clause around so that you can substitute a personal pronoun.

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    • Comma Queen: The Lay of the Lie/Lay Land - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      Tired of being corrected for misusing “lay” for “lie” and “laid” for “lay”? It’s a matter of tense and the principal parts of two overlapping verbs.

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    • Comma Queen: Let's Get Restrictive - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      How do you know whether or not to set something off in commas in a sentence? Are the added words essential (restrictive) or not (nonrestrictive)?

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    • Comma Queen: Possessed - Duration: 113 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      Mary Norris takes us through the common misuse of the apostrophe “s” in proper nouns. She'd like for us to remember the "s," please.

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    • Comma Queen: Series Premiere - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      The debut of our new series on language in all its facets: grammar, syntax, vocabulary, spelling, usage, and punctuation. In this episode, Mary Norris talks about commas.

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  • The Cartoon Lounge Play all

    Bob Mankoff talks about New Yorker cartoons.
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  • The Screening Room Play all

    Short films we love and the stories behind them.
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  • Annals of Gastronomy Play all

    The New Yorker on food and drink.
    • Annals of Gastronomy: Spice Mix - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      The master spice blender Lior Lev Sercarz works with Ignacio Mattos, the chef at Estela, in Nolita, to create a custom flavor for a new dish.

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    • “Sunday Supper” with Ariel Levy - Duration: 8 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Ariel Levy, a staff writer, and her old friend Matt Hyams, prepare dinner for Levy's neighbors, Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, at her home on Shelter Island.

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    • The Pretzel Croissant of City Bakery - Annals of Gastronomy - The New Yorker - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      Maury Rubin, the owner of the sleek downtown Manhattan bakery, reveals the secrets of his famous pretzel croissant.

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    • The East Village Queen of Borscht - Annals of Gastronomy - The New Yorker - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Veselka, the Ukrainian restaurant on the corner of Ninth Street and Second Avenue, in the East Village, turns fifty this year. For three of those five decades, there’s been just one woman behind Ve...
    • Lox and Neon at Russ & Daughters' New Café - Annals of Gastronomy - The New Yorker - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Russ & Daughters, the acclaimed appetizing institution on the Lower East Side, turned a hundred years old this year. To celebrate the occasion, the fourth-generation co-owners are giving custom...
    • Object of Interest: Cheese Powder - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      "If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't," writes Michael Pollan in his "Food Rules, an Eater's Manual." Few foods violate this edict more flagrantly than cheese powder, w...
    • Tartine Bakery: New Bread, Ancient Grains - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Chad Robertson, of San Francisco's Tartine Bakery, talks bread, natural fermentation, and ancient grains.
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    • Dinner Lab: A New Kind of Eating Experience - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Dinner Lab is the next generation of pop-up restaurant, the 2.0 of supper clubs. The company’s objective is to give people who cook in restaurant kitchens an opportunity to create their own art.

    • Cereal - A Brief History - The New Yorker - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Breakfast cereal—typically made of puffed, extruded, or flaked grains—is a quintessentially American invention. Here, Dave Arnold and the Museum of Food and Drink team demonstrate the puffing gun, ...
    • Dominique Ansel, inventer of the cronut, makes a frozen s'more - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Dominique Ansel, of Dominique Ansel Bakery, in SoHo, takes us beyond his ever-popular Cronut and discusses his latest creation, the Frozen S'more, and the art of innovating with sugar.

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    • Foraging for Watercress - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Richard Lamb, the forager and co-owner of Foragers City Grocer, takes us through the wilds of Columbia County in search of watercress.

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    • The Art of the Doughnut - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      The people behind Dough, a doughnut shop in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, in Brooklyn, demonstrate the art of the artisanal doughnut.

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  • Five-Borough Freestyle Play all

    An exploration of New York’s diverse and ever-evolving dance scene, set in interesting locations around the city.
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  • Annals of Sound Play all

    Performances and discussions with musicians and critics.
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  • The New Yorker Festival 2014 Play all

    Conversations on culture and politics.
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