The Making of the Fox News White House

Trump’s friends are like family. And Trump hires his family.

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Mar 11, 2019
Length: 45 minutes (11,453 words)

The Psychiatrist Who Believed People Could Tell the Future

After people predicted a mining disaster, a psychiatrist began collecting premonitions, and a startling number turned out to be true. To his horror, one seer predicted the psychiatrist’s own death. He spent years looking over his shoulder, living a life that begged the question: can you scare yourself to death?

Author: Sam Knight
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Mar 4, 2019
Length: 28 minutes (7,011 words)

How to Grant Your Child an Inner Life

From software that tracks children’s movements, to cars that only drive so far, American parents have many advanced ways to protect their children, but don’t kids deserve some privacy the way we did before the internet?


Author: Jess Row
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 18, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,036 words)

Private Mossad for Hire

Social media and poor governmental supervision have made American elections a target for a new aggressive breed of private Israeli intelligence firm, whose job is to manipulate reality.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 18, 2019
Length: 34 minutes (8,629 words)

Easy Targets

Most gun stores face no legal requirements to secure the weapons they sell. This sets them apart from other businesses that deal in dangerous products, such as pharmacies and explosives makers. Thieves have taken notice.

Tracking stolen firearms through the black market, from gun-store thefts to crime scenes.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 7, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,500 words)

A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions

A profile of a scam artist: Before Dan Mallory wrote a New York Times best-selling novel, he rose through the ranks of the publishing industry by creating a series of fabrications about his life and deceiving colleagues.

Author: Ian Parker
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 4, 2019
Length: 47 minutes (11,957 words)

How a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Smashed the Gender Divide in American High Schools

Journalist and documentarian — and Stuyvesant High School alumna — Laurie Gwen Shapiro profiles Alice de Rivera, whose 1969 case challenging Stuyvesant to open its enrollment to girls led to so many other male-only secondary schools and colleges to abandon gender-based exclusion.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jan 26, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,795 words)

The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives

Robert Caro describes how he started researching and reporting his multi-volume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson in an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jan 21, 2019
Length: 45 minutes (11,432 words)

What it Felt Like When ‘Cat Person’ Went Viral

A personal essay in which Kristen Roupenian writes about the experience of having “Cat Person” — her fictional short story about a young woman who goes through with sex she’d rather not have at the end of a bad date, published in the New Yorker in 2017 — go viral, become the subject of much public debate in the #MeToo era, and be misinterpreted as memoir.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jan 10, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,095 words)

Missy Elliott’s “Supa Dupa Fly” Came From the Future

The second installment in The New Yorker‘s new interactive music series about individual works explores the way Elliott’s 1997 hit album reimagined hip-hop, R&B, videos, fashion, and black female identity, and why its futuristic vision continues to influence listeners.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Nov 20, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,711 words)