The New Yorker

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The Last Amazon

On Wonder Woman’s feminist past.

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The Eternal Paternal

On Bill Cosby’s complicated family life.

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The Patron and the Panhandler

Fifty years after Joseph Mitchell published "Joe Gould's Secret" in The New Yorker, one last question about Gould—the identity of his anonymous benefactor—is answered.

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The Letter

How Robert Gottlieb quelled a rebellion and saved The New Yorker.

Note: Elon Green is a contributing editor to Longform.

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Smugged by Reality

On New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik.

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The Last Gentleman

On New Yorker writer George W. S. Trow’s descent into madness.

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The Buzz Factory

This past Memorial Day weekend, Steven T. Florio, the president and CEO of Conde Nast Publications, made a dramatic change at The New Yorker, the most illustrious of the 17 magazines he runs for billionaire S.I. "Si" Newhouse Jr. He fired his own brother.
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John McPhee: The Art of Non-Fiction No. 3

An interview with McPhee on his writing process, how he got his start at The New Yorker, and why he never understood how New Journalism could be called a revolution. “Anytime I was called a New Journalist I winced a little with embarrassment.”

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An Interview with David Remnick

“But the journalism itself is not free. It can’t be free. And if it is free, it’s not going to be very good.”

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Making It Look Easy at the New Yorker

David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, has written a new Obama biography expected to be a best-seller. His frugal streak has kept his staff intact. And yet, after a dozen years, he’s still the new guy at Condé Nast.