On the sudden death of an up-and-coming rapper.
Arts & Culture
In 1902, a poet attempts to stage the world’s first “perfume concert.”
Friday, November 29
A profile of the world’s top photo retoucher, who typically can retouch over 100 images in a single issue of Vogue.
Thursday, November 28
Tuesday, November 26
An investigation into how Hollywood abuses animals.
Monday, November 25
On new art boom and one of its most powerful players, David Zwirner.
Sunday, November 24
Saturday, November 23
After circulating Lolita in secret amongst a small circle of New Yorker editors and publishers, Vladamir Nabakov finally placed it at Olympia Press. Three weeks before publication, a slumping and broke Dorothy Parker appeared in The New Yorker with a story entitled “Lolita” about a teenage bride, her jealous mother, and a much older man.
Wednesday, November 20
How a comedy writer making $300,000 a year ended up homeless.
Tuesday, November 19
Monday, November 18
On the assassination of a half-Palestinian, half-Jewish cultural revolutionary.
INTERVIEWER: I imagine that people try to set you up as some sort of guru, whether political or metaphysical.
LESSING: I think people are always looking for gurus. It’s the easiest thing in the world to become a guru. It’s quite terrifying.