Emdashes—Modern Times Between the Lines

The Basics:
About Emdashes | Email us

Before it moved to The New Yorker:
Ask the Librarians

Best of Emdashes: Hit Parade
A Web Comic: The Wavy Rule


Martin Schneider writes:

A new issue of The New Yorker comes out tomorrow. A preview of its contents, adapted from the magazine's press release:

In "The Untouchable," Ben McGrath examines Michael Bloomberg's campaign for a third term as Mayor of New York. "After seven and a half years in office, Bloomberg, who is now sixty-seven, has amassed so much power and respect that he seems more a Medici than a mayor," McGrath writes.

In "Plugged In," Tad Friend examines the state of the electric-car industry, by profiling Elon Musk, the colorful chairman, C.E.O., and product architect of Tesla Motors.

In Comment, Hendrik Hertzberg takes note of our foundering state governments, and asks if one of our largest states, California, has become ungovernable.

Alec Wilkinson explores the world of competitive free diving.

In Shouts & Murmurs, Amy Ozols offers a cure for hangovers.

David Sedaris reflects on his childhood and a trip to Australia.

Alex Ross examines depictions of fictional composers in literature.

Sasha Frere-Jones looks back at Leonard Cohen's career in music.

Peter Schjeldahl visits the exhibit "Augustus Saint-Gaudens in the Metropolitan Museum of Art."

David Denby reviews Inglourious Basterds and Julie & Julia.

There is also an excerpt from The Wild Things, Dave Eggers's new adult novel based on the storybook by Maurice Sendak.

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, it may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Thanks for waiting.)

2008 Webby Awards Official Honoree