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From H.R.H. to S & M

On a cold Thursday morning, the filmmaker Ondi Timoner entered the Guggenheim Museum, a large to-go cup in one hand. “Coffee was vital today,” she said, as she pulled off a woollen headband. She had on a tight white jumpsuit, pointy…

The Radical Style of Andrea Dworkin

Apologies to Andrea Dworkin, who did not like book critics and who, fourteen years after her death, from myocarditis, at fifty-eight, is being subjected to a round of us again. “I have never written for a cowardly or passive or stupid…

Keeping Up with Amy Hempel

I have not stopped thinking about the title story of Amy Hempel’s new collection, “Sing to It” (Scribner). Is it a short story, really? Or a poem? Here it is, entire:At the end, he said, No metaphors! Nothing is like anything else.…

“The Match,” by Colson Whitehead

Audio: Colson Whitehead reads. The boys rooted for Griff, even though he was a miserable bully who jimmied and pried at their weaknesses and made up weaknesses if he couldn’t find any, such as calling you a “knock-kneed piece of shit”…

Jay Inslee, Candidate and Eco-Dude

The last Friday of winter was unseasonably warm, and Naomi Hollard, a senior at Columbia, stood on campus in jeans and a T-shirt. “We have twelve years to save the planet,” she said, facing a camera.“That’s great,” a documentary producer…

Bruce McCall’s “Brooklyn or Bust”

Bruce McCall is a rare bird—both an artist who has done more than seventy-five covers for the magazine and a spry, widely admired writer of comedy. McCall began contributing to The New Yorker in 1980, after stints as a writer on…

Colson Whitehead on Human Cruelty

“The Match” is adapted from your novel “The Nickel Boys,” which will be published this summer and was inspired by the true story of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, in Marianna, Florida. Can you tell us a bit about that place and…
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