New Yorker Discussion Group
Thursday, May 27, 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 24 issue:

  • Page 18: Letter from England: "A Giant Mystery" by Rebecca Mead
  • Page 25: Shouts & Murmurs: "The Heartful Home" by Paul Rudnik **optional**
  • Page 26: American Chronicles: "It's Just Too Much" by Jill Lepore
  • Page 30: The Sporting Scene: "Blood on the Tracks" by WIlliam Finnegan
  • Page 42: Profiles: "Hot Topic" by Michael Schulman
  • Page 60: The Critics: Books: Joan Acocella on the corporeal art of Francis Bacon
  • Page 68: The Critics: On Television: Doreen St. Félix on Barry Jenkins adapts "The Underground Railroad"

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.