This event was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.Zadie Smith is the author of three novels: White Teeth, which won the 2000 Whitbread First Novel Award; The Autograph Man, which won the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize; and On Beauty, which won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. She is currently at work on a book of essays on ethical thought in 20th-century fiction. She has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1999. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zadie Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000061de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Appointments´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: How to fill a Senate seat.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Notorious´´, by Ben McGrath: The star of the Notorious B.I.G. movie.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´News You Can Lose´´, by James Surowiecki: The newspaper industry´s uncertain future.FICTION´´Some Woman´´, by Alice Munro.PERSONAL HISTORY´´Dead Man Laughing´´, by Zadie Smith: The things a family found funny.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´A Better Life´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Revolutionary Road, Gran Torino, and The Class. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/081217de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT´´Mother May I´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: Talking with the founder of a movement devoted to curbing helicopter parenting.LETTER FROM LIBYA´´The Unravelling´´, by Jon Lee Anderson: An anti-Islamist general is mounting a divisive campaign in a failing state. ANNALS OF ENTERTAINMENT´´Brother from Another Mother´´, by Zadie Smith: Key and Peele’s chameleon comedy. ON TELEVISION´´Last Girl in Larchmont´´, by Emily Nussbaum: Joan Rivers radical career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/150225de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT ´´Telling the Story´´, by Amy Davidson: A journalist´s trial in Iran.THE TALK OF THE TOWN ´´Yours Truly´´, by Rebecca Mead: On the auction of letters by the author of To Kill a Mockingbird.A CRITIC AT LARGE ´´Go Ask Alice´´, by Anthony Lane: What really went on in Wonderland.FICTION ´´Escape from New York´´, by Zadie Smith.´´The Prospectors´´, by Karen Russell.ON TELEVISION ´´Where the Boys Are´´, by Emily Nussbaum: The gay fantasia of Cucumber and Banana.THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Crackups´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Love & Mercy and San Andreas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/150603de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´The Pay Is Too Damn Low´´, by James Surowiecki: Low-wage workers make headlines.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Origin Stories´´, by Andrew Marantz: Rap lyrics on location.ONWARDS AND UPWARDS WITH THE ARTS´´Compositions in Black and White´´, by Paige Williams: Outsider artists and their collector.THE SPORTING SCENE´´Throw Like a Girl´´, by Ben McGrath: A new age of women’s professional softball.FICTION´´Meet the President!´´, by Zadie Smith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130814de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´When the Towers Fell´´, by David Remnick: Looking back on the September 11th attacks. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Speechless´´, by Jonathan Safran Foer: The difficulty of trying to relate indescribable nightmares.´´Dessert´´, by Colum McCann: Remembering a strange moment.´´Passengers´´, by Ian Frazier: A popular bus driver’s experience during the morning commute.´´Paying Attention´´, by Edward Conlon: How 9/11 changed the New York City Police Department.´´Monsters´´, by Zadie Smith: Multiculturalism in two of the World’s greatest cities.´´Power Grid´´, by Daniyal Mueenuddin: The changing relations between Pakistan and the United States.A REPORTER AT LARGE ´´Coming Apart´´, by George Packer: A decade of missed opportunities. THE SKY LINE´´Shaping the Void´´, by Paul Goldberger: The buildings at Ground Zero. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110907de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue, stories by Orange Prize winner Zadie Smith, National Book Award finalist Ben Lerner, and New York Times journalist Luke Mogelson; poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner John Ashbery, Frederick Seidel, and Dorothea Lasky. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Melancon, Steve Coulter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000078de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue, stories by Orange Prize winner Zadie Smith, Plimpton Prize winner Ottessa Moshfegh, and J. D. Daniels; an essay by Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrea Barrett; and poetry by United States Poet Laureate Charles Simic, Whiting Writers´ Award winner Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Melancon, Steve Coulter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000077de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Behind Closed Doors´´, by Steve Coll: Bob Woodward and Obama´s Wars. ANNALS OF BUSINESS´´Talent Grab´´, by Malcolm Gladwell: Why do we pay our stars so much money?SOMETHING BORROWED´´Hissing of Summer Lawns´´, by Jonathan Frazen: The author recalls staying in the houses of friends when he had no money.LETTER FROM BUFFALO´´Pay Up´´, by Jake Halpern: A debt collector struggles to stay out of debt.SOMETHING BORROWED´´Sweet Charity´´, by Zadie Smith: The author recalls lending money to a childhood friend. FICTION´´Corrie´´, by Alice Munro. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/101006de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Another Round´´ by Jeffrey Toobin: The end of the presidential campaign. THE TALK OF THE TOWN ´´Bad Guys´´ by Nicholas Schmidle: After the pundit watched Michelle Obama´s speech about Trump´s treatment of women, Glenn Beck rethought some things. LETTER FROM VENEZUELA ´´A Failing State´´ by William Finnegan: Food shortages in a land of plenty. BOOKS ´´Two Step´´ by Alexandra Schwartz: Zadie Smith´s Swing Time. POP MUSIC ´´Pink Lemonade´´ by Kelefa Sanneh: Miranda Lambert´s audacious new album. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Talk to Them´´ by Anthony Lane: A review of Denis Villeneuve´s Arrival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/161109de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.