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Orson Welles was born a hundred years ago, in 1915. His movies are among the most acclaimed ever made, and, thirty years after his death, lost and unfinished works by Welles continue to resurface. But has the reputation of his most famous film
Your favorite team can stir your soul or break your heart. With the Mets—New York’s perennial baseball underdogs—in the playoffs, many New Yorkers are walking around with their sports-loving hearts on their sleeves. Sports lovers and New Yorker
The Weeknd, a formerly shadowy figure whose songs are dark and sometimes disturbing, has reached the top of the pop charts. He’s part of a new crop of artists who are set to redefine a genre whose limits can be hard to define in the first place
From bugs and rats to mold and mucus, everyone is disgusted by something. But why? And why are we also attracted to the things that disgust us? Nicola Twilley and Joshua Rothman join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss our complicated re
On the occasion of a new biography, Louis Menand and Thessaly La Force join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss the pervasive influence of Joan Didion, both on and off the page.
Podcasts have been around for a decade now, but in the past year they have attained a new degree of mainstream popularity. What makes the format distinct? And why are there so many podcasts aimed at self-improvement? Sarah Larson and Andrew Mar
Over the next two weeks, tennis fans around the world will tune in to the U.S. Open. With Serena Williams in position to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam, and the foursome of Djokovic, Federer, Murray, and Nadal atop the men’s field, the sta
Which do you prefer: a rich Chardonnay with fine acidity or a Garnacha with notes of orange zest and crushed stone? Wine criticism has become increasingly baroque, and it can be difficult to simply describe what you like to drink. Bianca Bosker
Adam Gopnik and Sarah Larson join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to talk about how children’s books have evolved and why they’re worth revisiting as adults.
Joshua Rothman and Nicholas Thompson join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss just how scared we should be of robots.
Richard Brody and Sarah Larson join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss “Trainwreck” and the comedy stylings of Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow.
Ta-Nehisi Coates joins David Remnick for a discussion of his life and career.
Alan Burdick and Nicola Twilley join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to talk about the New Horizons mission to Pluto and what we’ve learned so far about the former planet.
Adam Gopnik accompanies Amelia Lester and David Haglund to the observatory at the top of One World Trade Center, and discusses the history of the New York City skyline.
Joshua Rothman and Andrew Marantz discuss theories of distraction and the benefits and drawbacks of concentration.
Kelefa Sanneh and Reeves Wiedeman discuss the state of boxing and its place in the wider world of sports.
Alec Wilkinson, Nick Paumgarten, and David Remnick join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss the Grateful Dead and their place in pop-music history.
Emily Nussbaum and Daniel Wenger join David Haglund and Amelia Lester to discuss portrayals of gay culture on TV, from “Soap” to “Cucumber.”
Kathryn Schulz and James Wood join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss the joys and challenges of summer reading.
In this episode, first aired last year, Ann Goldstein and D. T. Max talk with Sasha Weiss about the fiction of Elena Ferrante.
Sarah Larson and Joshua Rothman talk with David Haglund and Amelia Lester about David Letterman and late-night television.
Peter Schjeldahl talks with David Haglund and Amelia Lester about the new Whitney and how museum structures influence the art inside.
Michael Schulman and Alex Barron talk with Amelia Lester and David Haglund about the Tony Awards and the state of American theatre.
Jill Lepore talks with Amelia Lester and David Haglund about the role of women in contemporary science fiction.
Ben McGrath and Daniel Okrent, the writer, editor, and inventor of Rotisserie League baseball, join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to assess the state of America’s national pastime.
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