On the Internet, We’re Always Famous

“Never before in history have so many people been under the gaze of so many strangers.”

Source: New Yorker
Published: Sep 24, 2021
Length: 15 minutes (3,983 words)

Trying—and Failing—to Save the Family of the Afghan Who Saved Me

“We saw the city full of these strange armed men. With strange clothing and hair styles. We are back in the nineties, you can’t believe these people are back.” The last time the Taliban had seized power, in 1996, their reign had begun with relative calm, but they quickly started conducting house raids, making arrests, and inflicting other abuses.”

Source: New Yorker
Published: Aug 17, 2021
Length: 10 minutes (2,539 words)

On the Trail of a Mysterious, Pseudonymous Author

“Late last spring, a strange, beguiling novel began arriving, in installments, in the mail. Who had written it?”

Author: Adam Dalva
Source: New Yorker
Published: Jul 15, 2021
Length: 7 minutes (1,979 words)

Behind the Scenes at a Five-Star Hotel

For years, employees of the Pierre enjoyed some of the most enviable union jobs in New York City. Then the pandemic brought it all to an abrupt halt.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Mar 15, 2021
Length: 22 minutes (5,631 words)

The Rabbit Outbreak

“As RHDV2 is poised to become endemic in the United States, the vaccine, which is the one thing that might stop it, is now caught up in the contradictions of rabbits.” The latest New Yorker feature from Susan Orlean tracks a highly contagious, deadly virus among rabbits.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Jun 29, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,751 words)

The Twilight of the Iranian Revolution

“Even as Iranians speculate about who will succeed Khamenei, many believe that, whoever becomes Supreme Leader, the revolution is no longer salvageable.”

Source: New Yorker
Published: May 18, 2020
Length: 39 minutes (9,920 words)

Prepping for Parole

A group of volunteers is helping incarcerated people negotiate a system that is all but broken.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Nov 25, 2019
Length: 40 minutes (10,000 words)

Why Marlon James Decided to Write an African “Game of Thrones”

Jia Tolentino profiles Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Marlon James upon the publication of his newest book, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf.”

Source: New Yorker
Published: Jan 28, 2019
Length: 38 minutes (9,727 words)

My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about how her family is reckoning with her Igbo great-grandfather’s work in the transatlantic slave trade.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Jul 15, 2018
Length: 14 minutes (3,692 words)

Harvey Weinstein’s Former Employees Reckon With What They Knew and What They Didn’t

Without naming names, Dana Goodyear recounts how former employees of Harvey Weinstein are feeling since more than four dozen women have come forward with allegations against him.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Oct 19, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,514 words)