The dandy eustace tilley first graced our cover ninety-three years ago today. since then, the original, by rea irvin—or some riff on it—has appeared with the anniversary issue of the magazine every year. follow @newyorkerart to go inside the world of our art department.
When isis began targeting yazidis in iraq, intending to wipe them out, the u.s. state department struggled to intervene. then a group of yazidi immigrants marched to the white house with a three-point plan to save their people. click the link in our bio to read about the daring plan to save a religious minority from isis. photograph by @moisessaman/magnum.
Missing the former president today? the new podcast “making obama,” from wbez chicago, helps the obama-nostalgic to push past wistfulness and despair by reacquainting us with who @barackobama was before he became mythologized. in six episodes, the series traces his career from his arrival in chicago to his keynote speech at the 2004 d.n.c. click the link in our bio to read @asarahlarson’s review. photograph by charles ommanney/getty.
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If you can’t afford to try masa takayama’s sushi mecca masa—which at at $595 per person, before drinks and tax, must be the most expensive prix fixe in the city—head to tribeca, where the chef opened his much more casual tetsu last november. the sushi is impeccable. click the link in our bio for our full review. photograph by @jamespomerantz for tny.
On november 13, 2015, henry worsley set out from the coast of antarctica, hoping to achieve what his hero, ernest shackleton, had failed to do a century earlier: to trek on foot from one side of antarctica to the other. the journey was more than a thousand miles, and would traverse what is arguably the most brutal environment in the world. click the link in our bio to read david grann’s story of how a solitary trek became a singular test of character. photograph courtesy shackleton foundation.
Peter hujar is best known for his deeply felt, often sexually charged portraits of bohemian east village habitués. but some of his first, and most enduring, subjects were animals. the photographer's richly varied oeuvre is finally getting its full due, partly thanks to a travelling retrospective that is at the morgan library & museum through may 20th. click the link in our bio to see more. photographs courtesy peter hujar archive, pace/macgill gallery, and fraenkel gallery.
The painter tarsila do amaral is so famous in brazil that forty-three years after her death, an homage was paid to her 1929 painting “setting sun” during the closing of the 2016 rio de janeiro olympics. the landscape hangs now at moma, in the artist’s first-ever museum exhibition in the u.s. see it through june 3rd. image courtesy tarsila do amaral licenciamentos.
Kesha (mama) morse is the president of an organization that teaches inner-city kids about a neglected aspect of american history: black cowboys. according to scholars, one in four cowboys working in texas during the golden age of westward expansion was black. many others were mexican, mestizo, or native american—a far more diverse group than hollywood stereotypes of the cowboy would suggest. click the link in our bio to see images from a 2017 exhibit at the studio museum in harlem, entitled “black cowboy.” photograph by @bradtrent.
Mikaela shiffrin, who just won olympic gold in the women's giant slalom, dominates her sport with the kind of predictability and grace that draws in casual viewers, awes the experts, and inspires a lot of super-slo-mo check-that-out. before she competes again on friday, revisit nick paumgarten's profile of the american alpine ski racer. link in bio. photograph by tim clayton/corbis/getty.