Joan Acocella, whose article "Cather and the Academy" was included in the Best American Essays anthology of 1996, has been The New Yorker's dance critic since 1992.
New Yorker staffer Susan Orlean is a globetrotting master of the must-read profile piece and has written on everything from bullfighters to Rin Tin Tin.
Equally adept at both short and long nonfiction narratives, Nick Paumgarten writes about sports, music and culture for The New Yorker.
The New Yorker critic Hilton Als offers a fresh perspective on culture in books like White Girls, a category that includes Flannery O'Connor and Eminem.
Dante in translation and in Dan Brown’s new novel.
John Banville’s complicated lives.
The lure of the fairy tale.
The battle over the way we should speak.
Over the past twenty years, multiple-personality disorder has been used to explain the behavior of thousands of women. How was it allowed to happen?
What it takes to go solo.
The rise of overparenting.
Why do New Yorkers seem rude? A noted critic and essayist has a few ideas.
Why do people love Stieg Larsson’s novels?
Should we hate Judas Iscariot?
Why do vampires still thrill?
Is there any hope for the hung over?
How writers used to write.
Why do writers stop writing?
Louise Bourgeois and her art.