The Best Firm And Springy Mattresses
The tester: Steven John, Strategist contributor
How I sleep: Chest down, with one arm under a pillow thats under my head and one leg bent 90 degrees at the knee .
What to know: What sets the Bear Hybrid Mattress apart from Bears OG mattress is alayer of dozens of individually wrapped coils or springs in addition to its four layers of foam. These coils, which comprise the Bear Hybrids thickest layer, compress to accommodate thicker parts of your body, like your shoulders and hips, and allow for ideal spinal alignment and reduction of pressure points. The coils also allow for superior heat transfer away from your body because they create pockets of empty space. Because the coil layer allows the Bear Hybrid to effectively map to any body, it is a great mattress for people who prefer different levels of firmness to share. Like the Bear Original Mattress, the hybrid has a top layer made with Celliant fibers woven into the quilting . Many studies support the stuff, but Im still on the fence.
The tl dr: If you want to fall asleep fast, this mattress is worth the price. Its multiple foam layers provide custom comfort, while the coils offer support contoured to various body types and create space for excess body heat to flow into. The jury may still be out on whether the Celliant topper actually helps restore muscle and joint health, but its definitely soft and inviting.
The tester: Louis
The tester: Anthony Rotunno, Strategist senior editor
Holding On To The Blank Pages
A short profile of writer/editor Roger Angell, still coming in to work most days at The New Yorker at age 93:
Angell saw Babe Ruth in his prime, but he never writes sentimentally about baseball, a sport that has inspired many sports-writers to produce reams of awful, faux-poetic prose. His habit of telling it straight is what makes his nine books hold up and keeps him relevant today. I dont go for nostalgia, he says. I try not to. Its so easy to sentimentalize the good old days, but I dont ever do that. Im aware that things have changed, but I try not to go there. Its very easy, and you get sort of a mental diabetes. All that goo. I am a foe of goo, maybe too much so.
Angells extended essay This Old Man offers an extended dose of that lucidity.
Here in my tenth decade, I can testify that the downside of great age is the room it provides for rotten news. Living long means enough already. When Harry died, Carol and I couldnt stop weeping we sat in the bathroom with his retrieved body on a mat between us, the light-brown patches on his back and the near-black of his ears still darkened by the rain, and passed a Kleenex box back and forth between us. Not all the tears were for him. Two months earlier, a beautiful daughter of mine, my oldest child, had ended her life, and the oceanic force and mystery of that event had not left full space for tears. Now we could cry without reserve, weep together for Harry and Callie and ourselves. Harry cut us loose.
The New Yorker Tv Show
The New Yorker had launched a TV show called The New Yorker Presents, available . The first two episodes feature directors Alex Gibney and Steve James .
Were tremendously excited to share The New Yorker Presents with you, and we hope that youll watch the two new episodes that will be released each Tuesday for the next five weeks. The first of the episodes available today also includes a segment on the Truman Show delusion, in which people believe that they are constantly being filmed a cartoon being drawn by Roz Chast and a performance by Paul Giamatti as Honoré de Balzac drinking his fabled fifty daily cups of coffee. The second episode includes a documentary on youth bull riding, by Steve James Edwidge Danticats essay Black Bodies in Motion and in Pain and a visit to Atlantic City, with Nick Paumgarten.
This launch is actually a bit of a rebootthey did a pilot of The New Yorker Presents last January.
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The Full Banksy Art X Nyc Subway Saga
Ill give my thoughts on this even though they dont matter at all. After watching all of these videos, I do think she purchased genuine Banksy art and happened to be in the right place at the right time.
My initial reaction to seeing all of this news was it felt too manufactured. I got the sense that it was viral marketing to drum up discussion about his Banksy Expo: Genius or Vandal? exhibit in NYC. And Ive come to accept that can be true while her story is also 100% authentic. I imagine if her story didnt go viral they wouldve done this again in another subway station until they got the press they were looking for and people like myself wound up writing about it.
And to that point, something similar to this sale had happened recently in Union Square. Nobody knows if this was a fraudulent sale, viral marketing, but pictures have circulated of this similar sale in NYC over the past few weeks:
Union Square this afternoon. A dude selling Banksy paintings. Its not him as I know what Banksy looks like. But I wonder if hes selling them for Banksy, he done this before in NYC. Or if its a chancer making some cash. I wonder #banksy
Should Be Able To Activate Via Account Number Even If Linked To Email
Had subscription label handy, couldn’t use it to access the account like I can on the Conde Nast website it made me enter an email address. So yet another login and password to remember. It is also nagging me to turn on notifications. If it asks too often, I will delete. I am a long time print subscriber.ETA:I cannot believe that the “crosswords,” accessible only via search on “crossword,” are not listed in chronological order. What possible advertising, data collection, or other benefit to Conde Nast is derived from a random list of puzzles from past dates, making it almost impossible to remember which you’ve already completed?
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Wes Andersons The French Dispatch
Trailer . Well, if you like Wes Anderson this looks terrific. And if you dont, well, perhaps not. The French Dispatch is about a weekly literary magazine in the style of the New Yorker. From the actual New Yorker:
Wes Andersons new movie, The French Dispatch, which will open this summer, is about the doings of a fictional weekly magazine that looks an awful lot like and was, in fact, inspired by The New Yorker. The editor and writers of this fictional magazine, and the stories it publishes three of which are dramatized in the film are also loosely inspired by The New Yorker. Anderson has been a New Yorker devotee since he was a teen-ager, and has even amassed a vast collection of bound volumes of the magazine, going back to the nineteen-forties. That he has placed his fictional magazine in a made-up French metropolis , at some point midway through the last century, only makes connecting the dots between The French Dispatch and The New Yorker that much more delightful.
Amazinghe basically made a movie about the New Yorker archives. And btw, writing teen-ager instead of teenager is the most New Yorker thing ever but at least it wasnt teën-ager.
Opens July 24cant wait!
The Best Mattresses For Achy Backs
The tester: Katy Schneider, New York Magazine features editor
How I sleep: I change positions a lot during the night, and have happily slept on soft beds all my life. The beds at my parents house are so soft I have to actually roll out of them. My boyfriend, on the other hand, would gladly sleep on a mattress fashioned out of a block of cement. Our mattress, which used to be my mattress, is soft, with a pillow topper on it, and tortures him nightly with back pain. Needless to say, he was thrilled when I told him wed be testing Winks most popular mattress: the luxury firm.
What to know: Wink is an interesting company. Its mattresses are handmade to order in Wisconsin, and many of the people working at its factory have been building beds by hand for most of their careers. Wink CEO Dan Adler says certain techniques like hand-sewing the mattress quilt and tape edge, and laying the innersprings by hand ensure the quality of construction on every mattress. From top to bottom, these have a thin layer of foam , air springs , a support pad , andtempered steel coils . Wink beds come in soft, luxury firm, and firm.
The fine print: Wink ships free, but offers room of choice delivery for a fee, and old-mattress removal for an additional fee. Customers get 120 days to decide if they like it. If not, theyll pick it up for free and give a full refund.
The tl dr: Winks middle-ground hybrid option was firm and supportive enough to rid one sleeper of nightly backaches.
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John Colapinto Won A National Magazine Award Writes For The new Yorker And His Last Novel Was A Hit So Why Can’t You Buy His New Book
File this under “Courage, lack of.”
John Colapinto’s latest novel, “Undone,” was recently published in Canada and Japan — but it was rejected by 41 publishers in this country and a similar number in the United Kingdom and Europe. And not because he was a first-time novelist with a book that ever so gently pressed the envelope. His last novel, “About the Author,” was loved. He’s won a National Magazine Award. For a decade he’s been a staff writer at The New Yorker.
What went wrong?
Let John tell you.
Here are a few salient graphs from Part Two Chapter 1. They describe Dez — my Bad Guy — undergoing some experimental sex aversion therapy to try to cure of him of his taste in teenaged girls. Dr Geld is a sexologist quack.
After filling out the mountain of paperwork that absolved Dr. Geld of all legal liability, Dez had his chest and loins shaved, then hooked up to a set of electrodes. Geld sat, his delicately tapering fingers on a small switch. Dez was shown photographs and film clips of teenaged females and was administered electric shocks every time his humiliatingly exposed manhood betrayed him. At the end of three weeks of treatment, Geld pronounced himself “stunned” at the tenacity of Dez’s fixations — his erections seemed to be growing more powerful under the combined stimulus of the imagery and the electric jolts.”I cannot say that the prognosis is good,” Geld told him.
The New Yorkers Slow Design
On the occasion of the latest New Yorker redesign, a worthy re-link to Michael Bieruts appreciation of the magazines practice of slow design.
Publication design is a field addicted to ceaseless reinvention. Sometimes a magazines redesign is generated by a change in editorial direction. More often, the motivation is commercial: the publisher needs to get the attention of fickle ad agency media buyers, and a new format usually characterized as ever more scannable and reader-friendly is just the thing. In contrast, one senses that each of the changes in The New Yorker was arrived at almost grudgingly. Designers are used to lecturing timid clients that change requires bravery. But after a certain point 80 years? not changing begins to seem like the bravest thing of all.
The New Yorkers design changes over the years have been so slight that, as Bierut notes, the latest issue looks remarkably like the first issue from 1925.
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View Of The World Cover
Saul Steinberg created 85 covers and 642 internal drawings and illustrations for the magazine. His most famous work is probably its March 29, 1976, cover, an illustration most often referred to as “View of the World from 9th Avenue“, sometimes referred to as “A Parochial New Yorker’s View of the World” or “A New Yorker’s View of the World”, which depicts a map of the world as seen by self-absorbed New Yorkers.
The illustration is split in two, with the bottom half of the image showing Manhattan‘s 9th Avenue, 10th Avenue, and the Hudson River , and the top half depicting the rest of the world. The rest of the United States is the size of the three New York City blocks and is drawn as a square, with a thin brown strip along the Hudson representing “Jersey”, the names of five cities and three states scattered among a few rocks for the United States beyond New Jersey. The Pacific Ocean, perhaps half again as wide as the Hudson, separates the United States from three flattened land masses labeled China, Japan and Russia.
The illustrationhumorously depicting New Yorkers’ self-image of their place in the world, or perhaps outsiders’ view of New Yorkers’ self-imageinspired many similar works, including the poster for the 1984 film Moscow on the Hudson that movie poster led to a lawsuit, Steinberg v. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., 663 F. Supp. 706 , which held that Columbia Pictures violated the copyright that Steinberg held on his work.
The New Yorkers New Site
Beginning this week, absolutely everything new that we publish the work in the print magazine and the work published online only will be unlocked. All of it, for everyone. Call it a summer-long free-for-all. Non-subscribers will get a chance to explore The New Yorker fully and freely, just as subscribers always have. Then, in the fall, we move to a second phase, implementing an easier-to-use, logical, metered paywall. Subscribers will continue to have access to everything non-subscribers will be able to read a limited number of pieces and then its up to them to subscribe. Youve likely seen this system elsewhere at the Times, for instance and we will do all we can to make it work seamlessly.
Previously, only select articles from each issue were available for free onlineeverything else was for subscribers only. Longform has a solid list of their 25 favorite now-unlocked pieces.
See also: In Praise of Slow Design, a piece by Michael Bierut about The New Yorkers careful design evolution.
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Finally An Easy Way To Buy Glasses On The Internet
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The Footnotes To The French Dispatch
Wes Andersons tenth film, The French Dispatch, is about a fictional magazine published by a group of Americans in France. The movies magazine is based on the New Yorker and in advance of its release, Anderson has published an anthology of articles from the actual New Yorker that inspired the characters in the film. Its called An Editors Burial.
A glimpse of post-war France through the eyes and words of 14 expatriate journalists including Mavis Gallant, James Baldwin, A.J. Liebling, S.N. Behrman, Luc Sante, Joseph Mitchell, and Lillian Ross plus, portraits of their editors William Shawn and New Yorker founder Harold Ross. Together: they invented modern magazine journalism.
Because the world is constantly folding in on itself these days, Anderson explained why he is publishing the book to Susan Morrison in the New Yorker:
As Morrison then noted, it would be very cool if every movie came with a suggested reading list. The French Dispatch is set for release in the US in late October and An Editors Burial will be out September 14 and is available for preorder.
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