New Yorker

560 articles

Can You Forgive Him?

“Be careful. The toe you stepped on yesterday may be connected to the ass you have to kiss today.”

A profile of the late Buddy Cianci, who was twice forced to resign as mayor of Providence after being convicted of felonies.


The Bouvier Affair

How an art shipper took advantage of the market’s opaque rules and shadowy deal-making to rip off a Russian oligarch.


Baby Doe

Government agencies have been trying to protect children for nearly 200 years. They are still failing.


Secrets of Magus

A 1993 profile of Ricky Jay, one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand conjurers, historian of unusual entertainments and confidence scams, and bibliomaniac; who rarely performs and never for children.


The Fight for Mosul

A report from the border of ISIS territory in Iraq, where civilians are battling to survive.


A Bug in the System

Why last night’s chicken made you sick.


The Wall Dancer

Ashima Shiraishi is the most talented rock climber in the world. She’s also 14.


Ready for Prime Time

After 25 years as a road comic, Leslie Jones becomes a star.


“Spotlight” and Its Revelations

The real journalists who inspired the movie look back on their investigation.


Chicago Christmas, 1984

How John, a father of 14, lost Christmas.


The Duke in His Domain

A profile of Marlon Brando, 33, holed up in a hotel suite in Kyoto where he was filming Sayonara.

My guide tapped at Brando's door, shrieked "Marron!," and fled away along the corridor, her kimono sleeves fluttering like the wings of a parakeet.

Miami Underwater

South Florida and the danger of the rising sea.