The New Yorker

  • assad
    April 11, 2016  

    Five years of brutal civil war in Syria have killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions more. Now, a new journalistic project aims to document President Bashar al-Assad’s principal role in the systematic campaign of detention, torture and murder that has left his nation in the throes of chaos. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Ben Taub of The New Yorker to discuss “The Assad Files.” Continue reading

  • LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 30:  TMZ Executive Producer Harvey Levin unveils IGT's TMZ Video Slots at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2015 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on September 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
    February 18, 2016  

    Of all the gossip sites, TMZ goes beyond many of the tabloids by offering documentary-based celebrity news, where claims are backed up by evidence like court documents and raw cellphone footage. The New Yorker’s Nicholas Schmidle sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss what he learned about TMZ in investigating his recent feature, “The Digital Dirt.” Continue reading

  • mary norris
    June 9, 2015  

    In “Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen,” Mary Norris recounts a life of grammatical grief and glory as a copy editor for The New Yorker. Norris joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the magazine’s style standards, and whether she’s worried about language and literature in the age of spell check and autocorrect. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    After Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. Embassy in Beijing Wednesday, the Chinese dissident said he left under duress. Jeffrey Brown, Xiao Qiang of The China Digital Times and The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos discuss the blind activist’s unclear fate and how his saga has affected U.S.-China relations. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    One hundred years after the Titanic sank, the story of the technological triumph-turned-tragedy still captivates many people. Margaret Warner and writer Daniel Mendelsohn, author of the recent New Yorker piece “Unsinkable: Why We Can’t Let Go of the Titanic,” discuss the story’s staying power. Continue reading

  • April 19, 1996   BY  

    Ken Auletta has written the "Annals of Communications" column for The New Yorker since October, 1992. Continue reading