"The New Yorker" Essays and Research Papers

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The New Yorker

New Yorker Cover: 9/11/01 Writer, editor, and artist, Art Spiegelman, created the very controversial cover for The New Yorker magazine. Mr. Spiegelman worked for The New Yorker for ten years, resigning a few months after the September 11th terrorist attacks, living within walking distance from the world trade center. The cover of the September 24th issue of The New Yorker was voted in the top ten of magazine covers of the past 40 years by the American Society of Magazine Editors. The cover was...

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Roger Angell: The New Yorker's Best Baseball Writer

Throughout his tenure at The New Yorker, Roger Angell has received the reputation as one of the best baseball writers ever, though his contributions to the magazine do not stop there. His family likely influenced his decision to join the magazine as both his mother and step-father worked for The New Yorker. This Harvard graduate began his work at the newspaper in 1962 as an editor, but now mostly writes about his passion: baseball. (Weich) Roger Angell grew up in a less-than-perfect household....

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Living With Strangers

untold rules. Siri describes how she used to live in Minnesota and how much contact people made with each other in Minnesota, in contrast to New York. She talks about how the people from Minnesota find it almost rude if people don’t greet each other, when they are passing by. In 1978 she moves to New York and quickly realizes that no one says hello to each other in New York, there is just too many people for that. This part of her essay shows us the big differences between cultures and this is in the same...

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The Traveling Mindset

While a traveling mindset will provide one with a new outlook on life, it also will prove itself inefficient. What does it mean to possess a habituated mindset? What does being habituated mean? Is it good to be habituated? A habituated mindset is the mentality of doing the same things every day. One would do the same things every day, every week, or so on. One would develop a schedule and follow it with complete dedication. A resident of New York City may possess a habituated mindset by going...

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

sort of new and rare disease. In this case Mitty would not be satisfied with being a simple doctor. Wanting to lead the way, he sees himself as a pioneer, as though he were the first physician who created breakthrough. One of the most popular and respected humorists of the twentieth century, James Thurber was often called the Mark Twain of his era. Among his admirers were Ernest Hemingway and T. S. Eliot. Along with E. B. White, Robert Benchley, and other writers under the tutelage of New Yorker editor...

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Edward Snowden: A True American

wiretapping and surveillance of the American people and the leaders of foreign powers. Hailed as a hero by some and a traitor by others, Edward Snowden fled to Russia after revealing the NSA’s secret operations in an interview with The Guardian, a UK-based news source, in Hong Kong. These acts were condemned by the United States government who aimed to extradite Snowden on the charges of theft of government property, unauthorized communication of national defense information, and willful communication of...

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Atonement Literary Elements

World War Two and both cecilla and him would never die. Also Briony would have never realize her mistake because it was in the hospital, that Briony comes in contact with the harsh reality of war and allows Briony to finally grow up. According to The New York Times the movie was horrendous. According to the times “… is not a bad literary adaptation……. “Atonement” is, instead, an almost classical example of how pointless, how diminishing, the transmutation of literature into film can be. The respect...

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The Lottery

Monique Lewis Ashcraft English 102 Feb. 25, 2013 The Lottery Following it's publication in the New Yorker in 1948, Shirley Jackson's "the lottery" aroused much controversy, leading to that issue of the new Yorker quickly being sold out. Through the use of comedy and irony, Jackson demonstrates the "pointless violence and general inhumanity in [readers] own lives" The lottery takes place in a small close knit town where tradition is taken quite seriously. Each year an event is held in which...

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A Short Story Analysis: "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid

George Trow who wrote "talk of the town" for The New Yorker (Garner). Later it came to the attention of William Shawn, the editor of The New Yorker, that she had exceptional talent and hired her to be a staff writer (Garner). In 1979 She married Allen Shawn, the son of William Shawn (Garner). Writing for The New Yorker is where she found her true style of writing (Garner). She actually stayed with the magazine until 1995 when she became unhappy with the new editor, Tina Brown, and left (Britannica). ...

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Analysis And Reflection

Dancer, The New Yorker in Tondo, The Scent of Apple, The Will of the River, and Geyluv Submitted to: Professor Dorothy Agnis Submitted by: Leigh Ann B. Cabanilla The Dancer By: Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Analysis: Reflection: The New Yorker in Tondo By: Marcelino Agana Jr. Analysis: • • • • • Plot: New Yorker in Tondo is a play about a girl named Kikay who has fallen in love with the concrete jungle, New York, and has forgotten about her native land, the Philippines. New Yorker in Tondo is...

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