Connie Converse’s Time Has Come

In the 1950s, polymath Connie Converse recorded songs in her apartment that the American public met with silence. Then she disappeared.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Nov 21, 2016
Length: 6 minutes (1,747 words)

Chris Kraus, Female Antihero

Almost 20 years after the release of I Love Dick—her autobiographical novel about a married woman filmmaker’s unrequited obsession with a critic—Chris Kraus has become an antihero for a new audience of readers, and watchers of Jill Solloway’s adaptation for Amazon Prime.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Nov 14, 2016
Length: 11 minutes (2,917 words)

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

David Remnick follows President Obama in the days leading up to, and after, a shocking presidential election.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Nov 18, 2016
Length: 43 minutes (10,924 words)

When a Populist Demagogue Takes Power

Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected President of the Philippines, has normalized the killings of thousands of people—mostly poor—in a vicious drug war.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Nov 14, 2016
Length: 38 minutes (9,560 words)

My Friend Sam

A beautiful story about a friendship.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Oct 12, 2016
Length: 9 minutes (2,274 words)

The Fantastic Ursula K. Le Guin

A profile of the American writer and author, whose fiction helped transform the mainstream.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Oct 13, 2016
Length: 26 minutes (6,658 words)

Ali Wong’s Radical Raunch

A profile of comedian and writer Ali Wong, whose work takes on the last taboos of female sexuality: pregnancy and motherhood.

Author: Ariel Levy
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 26, 2016
Length: 16 minutes (4,209 words)

A Decade Lived in the Dark

A woman’s memoir about dealing with extreme light sensitivity captivated readers and critics, but medical professionals are questioning the veracity of her story.

Author: Ed Caesar
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 19, 2016
Length: 30 minutes (7,746 words)

Ghost Stories

Over half a century after WWII, a generation of Germans still struggles to come to terms with their ancestors’ atrocities. They are kriegskinder, the children of war. Guilt and spirits haunt them.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 12, 2016
Length: 34 minutes (8,647 words)

Patagonia’s Philosopher-King

Nick Paumgarten’s profile of Yvon Chouinard, the eco-conscious and anti-corporate co-founder of Patagonia. Chouinard was a close friend of, and co-adventurer with, Doug Tompkins, the late founder of the North Face.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 12, 2016
Length: 34 minutes (8,672 words)