July 3, 2023
Letter from Chengdu
The Double Education of My Twins’ Chinese School
by Peter Hessler
The President of China compared moral education to buttons on clothes. The girls’ buttons were wrong from the start, but they learned the more valuable lessons that two systems can impart.
June 26, 2023
Remembering Robert Gottlieb, Editor Extraordinaire
by David Remnick
At Knopf and The New Yorker, Gottlieb was an editor of unexampled accomplishment—someone who seemed to have read everything worth reading and to have published a fair amount of it, too.
June 19, 2023
Letter from India
How Dowries Are Fuelling a Femicide Epidemic
by Manvir Singh
Every year in India, many thousands are killed in marriage-payment disputes. Why does this war on women persist?
June 12, 2023
Letter from North Carolina
How a Fringe Legal Theory Became a Threat to Democracy
by Andrew Marantz
Lawyers tried to use the independent-state-legislature theory to sway the outcomes of the 2000 and 2020 elections. What if it were to become the law of the land?
May 29, 2023
The Tortured Bond of Alice Sebold and the Man Wrongfully Convicted of Her Rape
by Rachel Aviv
Anthony Broadwater spent sixteen years in prison and twenty-two more as a registered sex offender. For him and for the author of “The Lovely Bones,” justice is a difficult dream.
May 22, 2023
A Parting Glass for the Ritz-Carlton’s Norman Bukofzer
by Zach Helfand
One of the late, great barman’s best customers, Liam Neeson, presided from a “fecking” sickbed upstairs as drinkers toasted the guy who’d served Jodie Foster, Ralph Fiennes, Bono, Joe Torre, and Bette Davis.
May 15, 2023
Letter from Iskenderun
Turkey’s Earthquake Election
by Suzy Hansen
The disaster highlighted the corruption and authoritarianism of President Erdoğan. Can he finally be defeated?
May 8, 2023
The Fugitive Princesses of Dubai
by Heidi Blake
As the emirate’s ruler espoused gender equality, four royal women staked their lives on escaping his control.
April 24 & May 1, 2023
A Dennis Lehane Novel Investigates Boston’s White Race Riots
by Laura Miller
When a working mother goes in search of her daughter, amid the busing protests in 1974, she discovers a toxic brew of clan loyalties and racism, including her own.
April 17, 2023
The Covert Mission to Solve a Mexican Journalist’s Murder
by Melissa del Bosque
After the death of a reporter who investigated narcopolitics, her colleagues formed a secret collective to bring the killers to justice—and challenge a culture of impunity.