New Yorker Discussion Group
Thursday, May 20, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to “meet up” with interesting individuals to talk about current events and upcoming museum exhibits worth a look while in the comfort of your own home. If so, the list of the articles to be discussed is below. Contact us at if you don’t subscribe to your own copy of the magazine and we can help. Register here.

Selected readings from the May 17 issue:

  • Page 20: Personal History: "Pearls" by David Sedaris
  • Page 24: Department of Exploration: "Cold Case" by Douglas Preston
  • Page 42: Annals of Gastronomy: "Yuck!" by Jiayang Fan
  • Page 50: Fiction: "Children of the Good Book" by J. M. Holmes
  • Page 58: The Critics: Books: Brooke Jarvis on living longer or choosing not to
  • Page 64: Thomas Meaney on the anti-colonialists who made modern Asia

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.