Posts tagged "new yorker"

Lena Dunham Remembers Nora Ephron

"When searching my inbox last night for an e-mail from Nora, to get the specifics of her phrasing, I came upon this sign-off to a short but sweet one thanking me for lunch: “see you somewhere… xox.” Somewhere, it turns out, is everywhere. I see Nora in the home I wouldn’t live in if not…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 29, 2012

Jason Schwartzman Strips Down To Show Us An iPhone App

When The New Yorker tapped funny guy Jason Schwartzman to promote its new iPad application, the magazine probably figured he'd make a few jokes and some silly commentary. But the editors probably didn't expect they'd get Schwartzman wearing nothing but a jean jacket and a strategically placed iPad. In this hilarious clip, directed by Roma…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2010

Is This What “Curvy” Looks Like To You?

Fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson is a 14-year-old fashion phenom. She's the adorable and precocious writer behind the blog "Style Rookie". She was also recently described by New Yorker writer Lizzie Widdicombe as "curvy." In fact, said Widdicombe, "the dress was sleeveless and you could see that her figure had changed dramatically since the earliest day…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 13, 2010

In India, Some Women Are Sacred Prostitutes

A new essay in the New Yorker takes a look at India's "sacred sex workers." In "Serving the Goddess," author William Dalrymple spends time with the country's devadasis. What's a devadasi? An ancient Hindu practice in which women are "dedicated" to a god or goddess, some of those women become prostitutes. "The nature of that…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2008