Revisiting the New Yorker’s Coverage of the Apollo 11 Landing

In the Talk of the Town section of The New Yorker’s 26 July 1969 issue, reporters visited eight moon-landing parties—and documented the excitement that unfolded. From 50th Street and Sixth Avenue to the headquarters of NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, audiences tuned in to the incredible quest and watched anxiously as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin ventured into the unknown. Spliced with footage from the …

Twitter: Stronger or Weaker?

While there may be an intense Wall Street-applied weight impacting the future of Twitter, a quick glance at the service during any milestone event (which can be read as “Presidential debate”) or all that falls between (such as every other television program or cultural touch-points) reveals something very different. According to an essay in the New Yorker by James Surowiecki, “Though it’s grown revenue to …

The New Yorker’s Impressive Animated Cover

The New Yorker’s latest magazine cover extends beyond its physical manifestation to an animated video viewable on the website—and an entertaining one at that. A collaboration between the magazine and the radio program “This American Life,” the lighthearted animation explores the real-life implications of a mother’s subconscious slip-up, in which she says, “Wow, you look so much better,” after seeing her daughter put on makeup …