Entries tagged with 'the new yorker'

Search the New Yorker archives with Google

I made a pleasant discovery yesterday while looking up the word salmagundi ("A dish composed of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions with oil and condiments", and by analogy any assorted mixture). The full archives of the magazine, while accessible only...

Reading the New Yorker

Via the Fireball that is Daring, Heather Powazek Champ of Flickr offers her technique for reading the New Yorker. She skips around a lot; I'm a straight-through cover-to-cover type myself. Lately I've had to force myself to start skipping some...


I was very happy to receive the Complete New Yorker as a gift when it came out. But now I'm miffed. The complete DVD set is going for an absolute steal of forty dollars, while the replacement first DVD, updating...

Ginormously belletristic

In last week's Talk of the Town, Lauren Collins used the word belletristic: ...the book ["Amo, Amas, Amat...and All That", a primer in Latin] turned out to be the Tickle Me Elmo of the belletristic-stocking-stuffer trade, selling more than ninety...

A year of reading

Near the end of 2003, after hearing from my friends about all these great stories in the New Yorker and whining that I really should get around to subscribing, a friend took pity on me and gave me a subscription...

Tolerance for some, miniature American flags for others

Malcom Gladwell had a short piece recently about the stupidity of zero-tolerance policies. Though it's not the main point of this entry, I can't help commenting on several aspects of the article. The attention-getter that bookends the piece is the...

More Topology

The New Yorker has an article on the web about the Perelman affair, and it includes in the 13th paragraph a similar but much better explanation of basic topology concepts than the Times article I criticized in the previous entry....

Looking For: DVDs with emotional talking heads

I've been interested for a few years, on and off, in the work of Paul Ekman. He did a lot of research into how our faces react to our emotions. He discovered that the meaning of emotional facial expressions is...

New Yorker

I think it's safe to say that no one could have foreseen, when we got into this, that we'd still be there now, disgruntled and discouraged, with the costs soaring ever higher, and no end in sight. I'm speaking of...

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