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Ex-NRA head Wayne LaPierre and his wife secretly turned an elephant they shot in Botswana into home decor: report

AP Wayne LaPierre and his wife secretly shipped elephant parts from their Botswana hunt to avoid public outcry. Records obtained by The New Yorker showed Susan LaPierre requesting the shipment have no clear links to the couple. Taxidermy records showed the parts were turned into home decor, like stools, an umbrella stand, and a trash can. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wayne LaPierre, the former head of the National Rifle Association, and his wife, Susan, secretly shippe...
Tags: News, Trends, Elephant, New Yorker, James, Botswana, The New Yorker, Nra, Susan, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, Letitia James, Arulanandam, Tony Makris, Susan LaPierre

It's one of those rare mornings when — quite by chance — a theme appears on the blog.

I've written 2 posts: 1. "The strongest case for noncitizen voting today is representation: The more voters show up to the polls, the more accurately elections reflect peoples’ desires," and 2. "'People get very wrapped up in the idea of spontaneously desiring sex,' Dr. Nagoski said, but, especially in women, it’s fairly rare." In the presence of this blessed convergence of the Forces of Blog, I perform the ritual of deliberately searching for more manifestations of the day's theme. You see what...
Tags: New York, Writing, Law, Sex, Cars, Netflix, Atlantic, Museums, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Paris Hilton, Times, New Yorker, Financial Times, Moma, Simone Biles

Family says final victim in Florida collapse is identified

By Kelli Kennedy | Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives and became the largest non-hurricane related emergency response in state history. Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing 54-year-old with a love of travel, was the last to be identified, ending what her relatives described as a torturous four-week wait. ...
Tags: Florida, News, Accidents, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Paraguay, Miami, Associated Press, God, New Yorker, Estelle, Fort Lauderdale Fla, Surfside, National News, Daniella Levine Cava

The New Yorker Unveils its Third Quiz Product in its Latest Bid to Build Habit

The New Yorker has added another piece to its department of puzzles and games. The publisher announced this morning the addition of a new product to the growing section, a daily quiz called Name Drop that presents up to six clues about an unnamed figure whose identity the player must guess. The new quiz joins...
Tags: Publishing, Advertising, New Yorker

"The spelling vendor is the standard spelling. The New Yorker, as part of its bizarre house style, uses the spelling vender. No one else does, besides those trying to emulate The New Yorker’s style."

"Of the 45 examples in COCA, only 17 were actual uses of the spelling vender outside of The New Yorker (compared with over 2000 examples of vendor, a ratio of over 100 to 1). Two were proper names, eleven were from The New Yorker, and fifteen were in foreign languages." The website English Language & Usage gave me answered the spelling question that I had as I wrote the previous post. I'd thought "vendor" seems right, but maybe it's like "advisor," and it's wrong in that pretentious way that is ...
Tags: Law, New Yorker, The New Yorker, Spelling, Ann Althouse

In the weeds...

Driving down to visit Henry Holsters' new production facility yesterday, I noticed something red and old in the grass alongside U.S. 231, so on the way back I pulled over and snapped a photo. I didn't get out of the car because I didn't want to go tromping around in some dude's yard, but I did have the 24-120mm f/4 VR on the D700 and it had adequate reach. That's a 1949 Chrysler New Yorker sedan. Chrysler was the last of the Big Three to tool up fresh designs after World War Two; the '48 ...
Tags: Guns, US, Chrysler, Vr, New Yorker, Tam, Good Times, Zoom zoom, Pickcher Takin, Henry Holsters, Presto Matic

‘There’s a lot more to it’: docuseries goes behind the 2017 Weinstein exposé

Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes provides visual, striking context to the book and podcast series by journalist Ronan Farrow on the work and legacy behind the Weinstein reportsIt is, by now, a familiar timeline: within five days of each other in early October 2017, the New York Times and the New Yorker published two separate, shocking exposés on film producer Harvey Weinstein’s predatory, abusive behavior. The horrific details of his violations, of his sprawling web of non-disclosure agreements...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Media, Documentary, Women, Culture, Television & radio, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, US television, Factual TV, The news on TV, New Yorker, Weinstein, Ronan Farrow, Tarana Burke

Billionaires Carl Icahn and John Catsimatidis appear in Jeffrey Epstein's 1997 address book

Carl Icahn with Donald Trump in March 1990 Rick Maiman/Getty Images On July 6, Insider published an never-before-seen address book from 1997 that likely belonged to the late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The book contains more than 200 names that do not appear in Epstein's original "little black book" from the early 2000s, which was published in 2015. Among the new names are New York billionaires Carl Icahn and John Catsimatidis. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: New York, News, Finance, Trends, Manhattan, Donald Trump, New Yorker, Carl Icahn, Icahn, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, TWA, John Catsimatidis, Angela Wang, Catsimatidis, Gristedes

Caption Contest commentator Lawrence Wood's Corcoran career

"Museum Tour" Caption Contest Commentary with Lawrence Wood April 27, 2021 by Lawrence Wood Years ago, I worked at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. In the summer of '89 I returned to D.C.... Lawrence Wood has won The New Yorker's Cartoon Caption Contest a record-setting seven times and been a finalist four other times. He has collaborated with New Yorker cartoonists Peter Kuper, Li...
Tags: Comics, Washington, Bliss, New Yorker, Corcoran, Mike Rhode, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Harry Bliss, Lawrence Wood, Peter Kuper Lila Ash Felipe Galindo Gomez, Steve Martin Nine

As McAfee awaits tax evasion extradition, more ways to snare rich tax cheats are proposed

While one accused wealthy tax cheat awaits a Spanish court's decision on whether he'll be returned to the United States to face charges, U.S. lawmakers look for ways to snare more rich tax evaders. Or at least get more from them up front. Rather than letting the wealthy have more money to burn, efforts are underway in Washington, D.C., to make it easier to catch rich tax scofflaws, as well as to simply tax them even more. Billionaires who've managed to use tax laws to avoid paying any ...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Taxes, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, America, Barcelona, Joe Biden, United States, House, Warren, Capitol Hill, Biden, Madrid, New Yorker

Critical race theory is a lucrative obsession for Republicans because the party is 'offended by the political focus on racism and racial justice'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Joe Raedle/Getty Images Critical Race Theory has become one of the most animating issues for Republicans nationwide. The academic practice is front and center on Fox News and in GOP fundraising efforts. Much of the backlash is not new, but has worsened "especially since the George Floyd murder." See more stories on Insider's business page. Republicans across the US are waging an escalating culture war against critical race theory, an academic concept or f...
Tags: Florida, Politics, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Analysis, Fox, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Fox News, Columbia University, Republican Party

Jeffrey Toobin Returns to CNN After Exposing Himself on Zoom Call

CNN said it would bring legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin back to its roster of contributors after he was suspended from his main place of employment for exposing himself during a Zoom call with colleagues. “I hope to be a better person off camera as well as on camera,” Toobin told anchor Alisyn Camerota in one […]
Tags: News, Cnn, New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin, Toobin, Alisyn Camerota

Jeffrey Toobin returns to CNN and apologizes for his 'moronic' behavior 7 months after Zoom masturbation incident

Jeffrey Toobin. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Jeffrey Toobin returned to CNN after 7 months of leave following a Zoom masturbation incident. The CNN chief legal analyst exposed himself to his former New Yorker colleagues in October 2020. Toobin, who was fired by the New Yorker, said he's "trying to be a better person." Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Embattled writer and CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin returned to the network on Thursday nearly seven month...
Tags: Politics, Jay Leno, Media, Trends, Cnn, New Yorker, Oklahoma City, Jeffrey Toobin, Toobin, CNN Newsroom, WNYC, Oliver Darcy, Dexter Filkins, CAMEROTA, Grace Panetta, Jeffrey Toobin Paul Marotta Getty

Buxom Spiced Up Full-On Plumping Lipgloss Returns and Brings PSL Season Early And a Little Pearl Jam Grunge

Buxom Spiced Up Full-On Plumping Lipgloss for Fall 2021 with for brand new shades inspired by autumn, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and basic b1tchery! Buxom released this fun collection last year if you remember but it came at in July. I’m noticing a lot of Fall and Halloween items are popping up A LOT faster than year. Typically we start to see Fall decor in August but this year a lot of different stores have it out already and I find it weird. Ok, granted, I love Fall. Sorry, correction, I LOVE...
Tags: Beauty, New Yorker, Pearl Jam, Ulta, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Fall Collections 2021, MidnightSonia Kashuk Brush Couture

Editorial staffers at The Atlantic are forming a union

Hillary Clinton is interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, at The Atlantic Festival on October 2, 2018. Paul Morigi/Getty Images Editorial staffers at The Atlantic said Monday they plan to form a union. About 85 staffers are eligible to join the unit, organizers said. A wave of US newsrooms have mounted union drives in recent years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Editorial staffers at The Atlantic announced on Monday their intentions to form a un...
Tags: New York, Media, Unions, US, Trends, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, Magazine, Magazines, The Atlantic, Union, Conde Nast, Unionization, Fortune, New Yorker, Writers Guild of America East

Top Stories this AM: Yang fails the subway test; Credit Suisse returns to the office; Elon Musk moves Bitcoin - again

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today:And his favorite New York pizza is Sbarro's, probably: Andrew Yang was ridiculed after he said Times Square is his favorite NYC subway station. Yang's answer during an interview with Ziwe Fumudoh prompted jokes from New York's residents, who said no "real New Yorker" likes Times Square."Don't d...
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, Trends, Bitcoin, Credit Suisse, Donald Trump, ESG, New Yorker, Musk, Times Square, Minsk, Yang, House Judiciary Committee, MicroStrategy, Sbarro, Don McGahn

Thinking Outside the Home

Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the backroom of the Pennington Furnace Supply, a short walk from his home in Pennington, New Jersey. Though he lived in a bucolic converted carriage house situated on nearly an acre of land, he preferred writing amidst the clamor of this industrial hideaway . He’s not alone among authors in this retreat to an eccentric workspace near his home: Maya Angelou wrote in hotel rooms with all pictures removed from the walls; David McCullough toiled in a garden shed; John S...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, New Yorker, Maya Angelou, John Steinbeck, David McCullough, Peter Benchley, Pennington New Jersey

Junkyard Find: 1983 Chrysler New Yorker

When Lee Iacocca’s K-cars finally hit American showrooms for the 1981 model year, the ax that had seemed poised over Chrysler’s neck for much of the late 1970s seemed to pull back. For model year 1983, a stretched version of the K chassis became the basis of such luxurious machines as the Dodge 600, Plymouth […] The post Junkyard Find: 1983 Chrysler New Yorker appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Plymouth, Mitsubishi, New Yorker, 1980s, 1983, Lee Iacocca, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Iacocca, Malaise, Malaise Era, Luxury Sedan, Chrysler K Platform

Military scientists are planning experiments on primates involving pulsed microwaves to look for links to Havana Syndrome

People walk past the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba Thomson Reuters Scientists at a US military lab are planning to experiment on primates to investigate the cause of the mysterious Havana Syndrome that has injured US public servants in Cuba, China, and elsewhere, according to a report from The New Yorker.As part of the experiments, scientists would expose the primates to pulsed microwave radiation and study their brains to see if the results are consistent with a report from the National Aca...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, US, Trends, Experiments, Cuba, New Yorker, Havana, National Academy of Sciences, Cuba China, Kelly McLaughlin, Havana Syndrome, Speed desk

US seizes $90,000 from insurrectionist who sold footage of Ashli Babbitt's fatal shooting to news outlets

John Earle Sullivan, left, recorded the chaos of the Capitol riot and sold the footage to news agencies. Tooele Sherriff's Office, AP Photo/John Minchillo John Earle Sullivan, charged with eight criminal counts, claimed to be at the Capitol riot as a documentarian. He recorded Ashli Babbitt's fatal shooting and sold it to news outlets, Reuters reported. US authorities have now seized around $90,000 - the amount he is believed to have made from selling the video. See more stories on...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Law, Washington Post, US, Trends, Fbi, News UK, Rolling Stone, US District Court, New Yorker, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Babbitt

Melinda Gates reportedly sought out divorce lawyers in 2019 when news of Bill Gates's ties to Jeffrey Epstein surfaced. Here's how the two men were connected.

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images/Insider Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein met multiple times since 2011. Melinda Gates reportedly said she was uncomfortable with Epstein and his ties to her husband. Gates said in 2019 that he met Epstein but did not have "any business relationship or friendship with him." See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda and Bill Gates stunned the world last week when t...
Tags: Florida, News, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Bloomberg, Mit, New York Times, New Jersey, Bill Gates, Jp Morgan, Manhattan, Bill, Times, Melinda Gates

A Texas judge threw out the NRA's bankruptcy case, clearing the way for New York's attempts to dissolve the group

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2017. Associated Press/Alex Brandon A Texas judge rejected the NRA's attempt to go bankrupt, siding with New York state prosecutors. Prosecutors said the bankruptcy filing was an attempt to squirm out of other litigation. In August, New York's attorney general accused the NRA of corruption and negligent oversight. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Texas judge threw out ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, News, Trends, Bankruptcy, Speed, Breaking News, Republican, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, Justice Department, Irs, James, Nra, Democratic

Expertise and fear doomed the Dyatlov party

This New Yorker article covers the most recent, always-definitive research on the mysterious deaths of the Dyatlov party. In 1959 a group of adventure-seeking, experienced outdoors young Russians, led by Igor Dyatlov, were not just found dead but oddly mutilated, near a campsite that seemed like it was just fine — minus the frantic slashes in their tent made as they apparently scrambled away. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Mystery, New Yorker, Igor Dyatlov

Expertise and fear doomed the Dylatov party

This New Yorker article covers the most recent, always-definitive research on the mysterious deaths of the Dylatov party. In 1959 a group of adventure-seeking, experienced outdoors young Russians, led by Igor Dylatov, were not just found dead but oddly mutilated, near a campsite that seemed like it was just fine — minus the frantic slashes in their tent made as they apparently scrambled away. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Mystery, New Yorker, Igor Dylatov

Legendary investor Bill Gurley rejected Robinhood's pitch because it made him feel 'emotionally bad' and he thought the app mislead users

Legendary tech investor Bill Gurley YouTube/CNBC Bill Gurley did not invest in Robinhood because it made him feel "emotionally bad." Gurley told The New Yorker he thought the commission-free trading app was "misleading to people." Gurley has called to ban payment for order flow, a model Robinhood relies on to make money. See more stories on Insider's business page. Venture capitalist Bill Gurley reportedly did not invest in Robinhood because it made him feel "emotionally bad."Gurley, a...
Tags: UK, Boston, Trends, Canada, Reddit, SEC, Warren Buffett, Robinhood, New Yorker, Cnbc, Gamestop, Bill Gurley, Gurley, Charlie Munger, Venture, US Securities and Exchange Commission

"Facebook’s oversight board has upheld the company’s decision to restrict Donald Trump’s access to the social media platform."

The Guardian reports. (To comment email me here.)ADDED: I'm not surprised. If the decision had gone the other way, Facebook could have found some new offense and banned him again. AND: From gives some details about the decision, which is not as harshly anti-Trump as it may have first looked: Facebook’s Oversight Board, which acts as a quasi-court to deliberate the company’s content decisions, said the social network was right to bar Mr. Trump after he used the site to foment an insurrection in...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Comedy, Law, Washington, Furniture, Donald Trump, Names, New Yorker, The New Yorker, Trump, The Board, Joe Blow, Michael Nathanson, Ann Althouse, Facebook 's Oversight Board

Facebook Oversight Board rules to keep Trump's account suspended but says the company must review its decision in 6 months

Former President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Facebook Oversight Board ruled to uphold Facebook's suspension of Trump's account. But it said it was inappropriate for Facebook to "impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty." The board said Facebook must review its decision to suspend Trump in six months. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fac...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Trends, Social Media, Donald Trump, New Yorker, Zuckerberg, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Orlando Florida, Donald J Trump, Hyatt Regency, Tech Insider, Mark Zuckerberg Facebook, Oversight Board

Machines Are Getting Pretty Damn Good At Writing

In July of 2019, Microsoft invested a billion dollars, which allowed OpenAI to create a supercomputer with two hundred and eighty-five thousand C.P.U. cores, ten thousand G.P.U.s, and four hundred gigabits per second of network connectivity per server. Microsoft claims that it ranks in the top five supercomputers in the world, processing more than twenty-three thousand teraflops per second. The power of the supercomputer has been transformative. GPT-2, which John Seabrook took for a test drive ...
Tags: Art, Microsoft, Words, New Yorker, John Seabrook, GPT, 04.30.21

NRA chief Wayne LaPierre's wife Susan killed an elephant and gloated as it died. LaPierre himself couldn't hit an elephant.

On safari in Botswana eight years ago, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre showed that he is a shockingly inept marksman, unable to cleanly shoot a bus-sized animal, even at point-blank range, even after it is immobilized. The New Yorker posted the footage, from an abandoned pro-NRA documentary. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, New Yorker, Poachers, Botswana, Nra, Susan, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre

Origins of Christianity Series in the Works From Scorsese and Schrader

It has been over 30 years since the theatrical release of Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader’s controversial The Last Temptation of Christ, and now it seems like the long-time collaborators are looking to adapt another biblical drama project. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, when asked about the possibility of him making content for streaming platforms, Schrader revealed that he and Scorsese are actually working on their potential reunion project which is a multi-season series about th...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, Drama, Religion, Apple TV, Ethan Hawke, Leonardo Dicaprio, TV News, Robert De Niro, Streaming, Scorsese, Oscar Isaac, Christ, New Yorker, Martin Scorsese