In this issue: COMMENT ´´Activism v. Restraint´´, by Jeffrey Toobin: President Obama faces a Supreme Court dominated by political adversaries.THE WAYWARD PRESS´´Rage Machine´´, by Rebecca Mead: Andrew Breitbart’s empire of bluster. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Immigration Blues´´, by Alec Wilkinson: On the road with Los Tigres del Norte.SHOUT & MURMURS´´Your New College Graduate: A Parents’ Guide´´, by Simon Rich. ON TELEVISON´´Talking Dirty´´, by Nancy Franklin: Chelsea Handler sexes up late night. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Straight Arrow´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of Ridley Scott´s Robin Hood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100519de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Enemy of the State´´, by Nicholas Lemann: Ron Paul’s hostility to government.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Supercop”, by Lauren Collins: Bill Bratton, David Cameron, and British Gangs.PROFILES´´All Due Respect”, by Peter Hessler: An American reporter takes on the yakuza. ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS´´War of Choice´´, by Ken Auletta: Marco Rubio’s battle with Univision.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Center of the Universe´´, by Simon Rich: How the world was created.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Tehran Tales´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of A Separation and The Hunter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120104de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Three-Way Race´´, by Simon Schama: The British elections could end two-party dominance in the United Kingdom.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Hef´s Peak´´, by Dana Goodyear: Hugh Hefner saves the Hollywood sign.´´Make My Day´´, by Tad Friend: Vigilante films have to stack the deck to justify the hero’s rampage. ANNALS OF CRIME´´Incident in Dodge City´´, by Calvin Trillin: What led to a showdown in the riverbed?PERSONAL HISTORY´´The Last Babylift´´, by John Seabrook: Adopting a child in Haiti.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Fighting Form´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Iron Man 2 and The Duel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100505de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Zero Grounds´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Ground Zero Mosque.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Down the Aisle´´, by Dana Goodyear: The wedding industry cheers the gay-marriage ruling.LETTER FROM TEHRAN´´After the Crackdown´´, by Jon Lee Anderson: Talking to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - and the opposition - about Iran today. SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Who Is Alex Trebek´´, by Simon Rich. THE ANNALS OF GASTRONOMY´´The Truffle Kid´´, by Dana Goodyear: Supplying fine food in a town where money is no object. ON TELEVISON´´Old Mortality´´, by Nancy Franklin: A review of the new Showtime series The Big C starring Laura Linney. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100811de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This edition contains eight articles:THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Sick and Twisted´´, by Atul Gawande: Michael Moore and our health-care morass.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Fuel for Thought´´, by James Surowiecki: On fuel efficiency and the automobile industry.THE PICTURES´´Ghostly´´, by Mark Singer: Looking for Goya at the Frick. With Milos Forman.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Hey, Look´´, by Simon Rich: Teenage self-consciousness.LETTER FROM PAKISTAN´´Days of Rage´´, by William Dalrymple: Challenges for Pakistan´s future.A CRITIC AT LARGE´´A Fine Romance´´, by David Denby: The new comedy of the sexes.ON TELEVISION´´Dangerous Liaisons´´, by Nancy Franklin: Law and disorder on FX.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Dream On´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Hairspray and Ratatouille. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/070718de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discussing the News:The Uneasy Alliance of Participatory Journalists and the Critical Public Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy. 1st ed. 2017 Simon Smith
In the third Quarterly Essay of 2004, Margaret Simons takes a long hard look at Mark Latham, the self-proclaimed ´´club buster´´ and the man who would be prime minister. Few doubt Latham´s intelligence and ambition, but what will this amount to in government? Simons argues that if Labor is elected, it will not be ´´business as usual´´. Rather we can expect a reformist government in the spirit - if not the letter - of Latham´s political tutor, Gough Whitlam. It is also likely to be a government that has little time for the totemic issues of the Labor elites. This is an essay that takes the political pulse of the nation - it is clear-eyed, probing, anchored in observation and an original analysis of the political state of play. It ventures into the murky world of Liverpool Council, where Latham made enemies and ran the show. It reserves harsh words for those in the media who have ignored Latham´s ideas and community campaigning in favour of rumour-mongering. Above all, it reveals Latham as a conviction politician and an acute thinker, with a prescient understanding of how the urban fringe now drives the politics of the nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margaret Simons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001188de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Poetry of Systems´´ by Ariel Levy: For Ophelia Dahl and Partners in Health, the time to fix global health care is in between crises.PROFILES´´The Numbers King´´ by D. T. Max: Algorithms made Jim Simons a Wall Street billionaire. His new research center helps scientists mine data for the common good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jaime Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/171220de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Scandals´´, by John Cassidy: The financial regulation-reform bill.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Déjà Vu´´, by James Surowiecki: Why investors never learn.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Visiting Dignitary´´, by Ben McGrath: Oxford alumni take a peek at the Magna Carta.LETTER FROM BOSTON´´Tea and Sympathy´´, by Jill Lepore: Who owns the American Revolution? FICTION´´La Vita Nuova´´, by Allegra Goodman.A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Master of Revels´´, by John Lahr: Neil Simon´s comic empire. THE THEATRE´´Caged Heat´´, by Hilton Als: Reviews of La Cage aux Folles and Sondheim on Sondheim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100428de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Tee Time´´, by Emma Allen: A billionaire businessman visits one of his clothing stores.URBAN CHRONICLES´´The Crooked Ladder´´, by Malcolm Gladwell: The criminal’s guide to upward mobility. PROFILES´´Paper Palaces´´, by Dana Goodyear: The architect of the dispossessed meets the one per cent. AMERICAN ANNALS´´A Raised Voice´´, by Claudia Roth Pierpont: How Nina Simone turned the movement into music. THE THEATRE´´The Family of Man´´, by Hilton Als: Stephen Adly Guirgis on fathering the fatherless. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/140813de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.