The New Yorker Summaries and Reviews

See all summaries and reviews from The New Yorker at a glance.

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

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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

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Why the Leadership Industry Rules

Joshua Rothman

The New Yorker, 2021

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The challenges aren’t just technological. They’re managerial.

Cal Newport

The New Yorker, 2020

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The critique of economic growth, once a fringe position, is gaining widespread attention in the face of the climate crisis.

John Cassidy

The New Yorker, 2020

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Cheap and simple medical devices could improve performance and lower health-care costs, but first they have to overcome deeply rooted biases.

Tom Vanderbilt

The New Yorker, 2019

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What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.

Jill Lepore

The New Yorker, 2014

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CO2 could soon reach levels that, it’s widely agreed, will lead to catastrophe.

Elizabeth Kolbert

The New Yorker, 2017

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Why assessing the state of the world is harder than it sounds.

Joshua Rothman

The New Yorker, 2018

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Meitu’s apps are changing what it means to be beautiful in the most populous country on Earth.

Jiayang Fan

The New Yorker, 2017

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