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Unabomber Note: 'Ready to Speak' After 20 Years

But the letter-writer has conditions

(Newser) - The Unabomber is apparently ready for a prison interview for the first time in 20 years—as long as a few conditions are met. "I am ready to speak to someone from the media regarding my brother's recent comments and to discuss how they are being used to... More »

Reporter's ObamaCare Tweet Goes Awry

New Yorker's Lizza becomes inadvertent 'poster boy' for site: ProPublica

(Newser) - The ObamaCare website needs all the good news it can get, which might explain why the White House was thrilled to see this tweet last week from New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza: "Huh, I just tested http://healthcare.gov for the first time and I was able to set... More »

Facebook Blocks New Yorker's Cartoon Boobs

Site apologizes for mistake, says it's taken steps to correct

(Newser) - Even the New Yorker's getting too raunchy for puritanical Facebook administrators, Gawker has discovered. The Facebook page for the magazine's cartoons was temporarily blocked when the New Yorker posted a drawing of Adam and Eve sitting against an apple tree, with Eve remarking: "Well, it was original.... More »

First Line of The Stranger Is Still Translated Wrong

'Mother died today' should be 'Today, Maman died': Ryan Bloom

(Newser) - Albert Camus' The Stranger opens with the famous—and relatively easy to translate—"Aujourd’hui, maman est morte." It's so easy, in fact, that not a single English translation has gotten it right, writes Ryan Bloom in the New Yorker . He argues that the precise wording of... More »

107 Tries Later, Ebert Wins New Yorker Caption Contest

Film critic had entered it more than 100 times

(Newser) - Roger Ebert has entered 107 of the New Yorker 's 281 cartoon caption contests, and this week, he finally won. The film critic opined two years ago on his blog that he had "done more writing for free for the New Yorker in the last five years than... More »

Boehner Fist Bump Hits New Yorker Cover

Mag reprises controversial cover

(Newser) - The New Yorker has reprised the "terrorist fist bump" cover that irked Obama in 2008 —this time with House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner standing in for Michelle. The cover, by artist Barry Blitt, features the president offering his hand to Boehner and being offered a fist in return, the... More »

Jason Schwartzman Strips for iPad Ad

Video for 'New Yorker' app is appropriately quirky

(Newser) - Jason Schwartzman capitalizes on his quirkiness in a new YouTube advertisement for the New Yorker. Demonstrating the magazine’s new iPad app, Schwartzman scrolls across the screen by licking it and using his feet, among other things. But the most entertaining moment comes when he strips down (for the... More »

Courtney Love Is Writing New Yorker a Pretty Story

Proud of her literary talents

(Newser) - Listen up, New Yorker editors: Courtney Love is preparing a story for the mag. She's always wanted to be a writer, she tells New York Magazine . She's quite proud of the literary heft of her song lyrics and never, ever writes things like "CU later" in her lengthy text... More »

Koch: I'm Not the Tea Party's Secret Sugar Daddy

David Koch refutes New Yorker profile

(Newser) - Jane Mayer’s New Yorker piece accusing David and Charles Koch of secretly funding the Tea Party and loads of other shadowy conservative groups has created lots of buzz, but David Koch says it’s all hogwash. “If what I and my brother believe in, and advocate for, is... More »

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