The New Yorker Summaries and Reviews

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9 Article

The Great Siberian Thaw

Permafrost contains microbes, mammoths, and twice as much carbon as Earth’s atmosphere. What happens when it starts to melt?
Joshua Yaffa
The New Yorker, 2022
9 Article

Is It Time for a New Economics Curriculum?

“The Economy,” a new textbook, is designed for the post-neoliberal age.
Nick Romeo
The New Yorker, 2021
8 Article

When Shipping Containers Sink in the Drink

We’ve supersized our capacity to ship stuff across the seas. As our global supply chains grow, what can we gather from the junk that washes up on shore?
Kathryn Schulz
The New Yorker, 2022
9 Article
Salman Rushdie
The New Yorker, 2022
9 Article

The Miseducation of Maria Montessori

Her method was meant for the public. Then it became a privilege.
Jessica Winter
The New Yorker, 2022
10 Article

Can Gettr Become the Online Gathering Place for Trump’s G.O.P.?

With Big Tech cracking down on COVID-19 and election misinformation, sites with more permissive posting rules are courting prominent figures on the right.
Clare Malone
The New Yorker, 2022
9 Article

What It's Like to Fight a Megafire

Wildfires have grown more extreme. So have the risks of combatting them
M.R. O'Connor
The New Yorker, 2021
9 Article

How Venture Capitalists Are Deforming Capitalism

Even the worst-run startup can beat competitors if investors prop it up.
Charles Duhigg
The New Yorker, 2020
7 Article

Burnout: Modern Affliction or Human Condition?

As a diagnosis, it’s too vague to be helpful – but its rise tells us a lot about the way we work.
Jill Lepore
The New Yorker, 2021
9 Article

Has the Pandemic Transformed the Office Forever?

Companies are figuring out how to balance what appears to be a lasting shift toward remote work with the value of the physical workplace.
John Seabrook
The New Yorker, 2021