The New Yorker March 14, 2022

The New Yorker March 14, 2022 | the new yorker


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  • The current cinema

    ‘The Batman’ is a waste of Robert Pattinson

    Matt Reeves’ film pits the latest actor to don the Batsuit against an array of supervillains, but the seriousness of himself rules out a lot of chances for fun.
  • Books

    The influencers of their time

    Duchamp, Francis Picabia and Beatrice Wood seated while posing for a photo.
    How Marcel Duchamp, Walter and Louise Arensberg and their many friends empowered the American avant-garde.
  • Books

    Harry Truman helped establish our world order, for better and for worse

    Harry S. Truman seated in a limo with Secretary of State Dean Acheson.  Both men smile.
    The institutions supposed to ensure peace, from NATO to the UN, date back to the presidency of Truman. The same goes for the conflicts that threaten this peace.
  • Books

    Briefly noted

    The cover of "The crooked man" by Peter Mann.
    “White Lies”, “The Founders”, “Free Love” and “The Torqued Man”.
  • Musical events

    Music fills the Rothko Chapel

    Portrait of Tyshawn Sorey as director.
    In a space of abyssal stillness, Tyshawn Sorey conducted his captivating new work.
  • Pop music

    The youthful melancholy of the Lemonheads

    Close-up of Evan Dando's face with a hand raised to the left side partially covering one eye.
    “It’s a Shame About Ray,” which is being re-released this month, is perhaps the perfect record – a delightfully self-contained work about idleness, hunger, and pathos.

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The talk of the town

David Remnick on Volodymyr Zelensky; reflections on a week’s sleep in the Kiev metro; the twilight zone of Russian state television.

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Screams and whispers

No more screams and whispers



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Department of Puzzles and Games


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About the city

  • Art

    An Ivorian artist who has preserved his cultural heritage

    Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi seated in front of the Frédéric Bruly Bouabré exhibition installation at MoMA.
    AT MOMA“Frédéric Bruly Bouabré: World Unbound” traces the career of Bouabré, who devised a writing system for the spoken language of the Bété, in hundreds of colorful drawings.
  • To dance

    Spring Dance Preview

    People are dancing flamenco.
    The transvestite flamenco show by Manuel Liñán, “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” by Mark Morris, the stories of tap dancing by Michela Marino Lerman, etc.
  • Theater

    Spring Theater Preview

    Two characters from the musical
    Michael R. Jackson’s salty musical “A Strange Loop,” Beanie Feldstein in “Funny Girl,” Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga in “Macbeth,” and more.
  • Night life

    Spring Contemporary Music Preview

    Bad Bunny, Mitski, Jazmine Sullivan perform.
    Bad Bunny at Barclays Center, Mitski at Radio City Music Hall, Jazmine Sullivan on tour, and more.
  • Classical music

    Overview of Spring Classical Music

        JS Bach and other personalities from the New York skyline.
    An AI opera, the Met’s production of Brett Dean’s “Hamlet,” a Bach rise in the city, and more.
  • Art

    Spring Art Preview

    Various scenes from the Whitney Museum.
    The current state of American art at the Whitney Biennale, the role of conflict in Winslow Homer’s paintings at the Met, a Matisse reunion at MOMA, and more.
  • Movies

    Spring Film Preview

    A man who steals a portrait;  a woman looking through a broken mirror;  someone who plays the guitar;  a person building a fort in the forest.
    The season’s lineup features genre twists, such as Regina Hall’s horror film ‘Master’, and Judd Apatow’s comedy ‘The Bubble’, as well as international releases, including ‘Hit the Road’ by Panah Panahi.
  • Tables for two

    Italian Zhuzhed-Up, in Ci Siamo

    Ci Siamo's whole trout dish on a table surrounded by other dishes.
    For his new restaurant near the Hudson Yards, Danny Meyer has tapped chef Hillary Sterling, whose menu of wood-fired roasts and homemade pasta is packed with something everyone will love.

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