The New Yorker

What Happened to Philippa Schuyler?

Arts, Culture & Media

In 1940 The New Yorker ran a piece by the great writer Joseph Mitchell entitled “An evening with a gifted child.” The child was an eight year old musical prodigy, a rising star named Phillippa Duke Schuyler whom Mitchell suggested was bound for an astounding career. Tamar Brott wanted to find out what happened to […]

Patricia Marx Wants You to Be Less Stupid

Arts, Culture & Media

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Arts, Culture & Media
Illustrator Barry Blitt at his home studio in Connecticut

Barry Blitt may call himself ‘old-timey,’ but his political artwork is up-to-the-minute


A little-known Japanese-American lawyer helped make way for interracial marriage

Some former Islamic State fighters, like this captive Abdel Rahman in Kirkuk, say if they hadn't agreed to join ISIS they would have been killed.

Sitting across from ‘the Ghost of ISIS’


Abu Islam al-Iraqi, a former ISIS commander who ran clandestine cells of suicide bombers in the Iraqi town of Kirkuk has had some time to think about what he’s done. Author Robin Wright says he has few regrets.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with one of American history’s greatest statesman, Henry Kissinger, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 17, 2015.

Mao had a little red book. Xi Jinping has a little red app.

Global Politics

Once seen as a unexceptional Communist Party man, Xi Jinping is now positioning himself among the pantheon of the great — and most authoritarian — leaders of modern China. Evan Osnos of the New Yorker talks about the “rise of the Red Prince.”

A portion of "Solidarité," the New Yorker cover image by Ana Juan in tribute to the Charlie Hebdo victims.

The story behind the New Yorker’s bloody Charlie Hebdo cover


New Yorker art editor Francoise Mouly tells about the selection of the New Yorker cover after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, “Solidarité”

The fictional film TRUE LIES featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis bears an uncanny resemblance to a real case of some British police officers who stand accused of deceiving and having sexual relationiships with women while working undercov

Here’s what happens when a spy sleeps with his targets


This is the story of Bob and Jacqui — Bob Lambert was a British police spy who worked in counterterrorism and Jacqui fell in love with the man she thought was a Greenpeace activist. Now, decades later, their relationship is at the center of a lawsuit over “rape by the state.”

The World

Renata Adler Is Back in the Spotlight

Arts, Culture & Media

In literary circles, two of this summer’s buzziest books are more than thirty years old. Speedboat (1976) and Pitch Dark (1983) are the only published works of fiction by Renata Adler.