The New Yorker November 1, 2021

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Jennifer Gonnerman (“The Witness,” p. 54), a staff writer since 2015, received the 2021 National Magazine Award for profile writing for her article “Survival Story,” about a New York City bus operator. David Means (Fiction, p. 64) has written several books, including the novel “Hystopia” and the short-story collection “Instructions for a Funeral.” Parul Sehgal (Books, p. 75), a staff writer, was previously a book critic at the Times. She teaches creative writing at New York University. Alex Ross (Musical Events, p. 84) became the magazine’s music critic in 1996. His latest book is “Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music.” Alexandra Schwartz (The Theatre, p. 86), a staff writer since 2016, is a theatre critic for The New Yorker. Romeo Oriogun (Poem, p. 46), a Nigerian poet, is the author of the…

the mail

DEFENDING THE DEAD Thank you for recognizing the efforts of the activists featured in Jill Lepore’s piece about African American burial grounds (“The Underworld,” October 4th). Their work in reclaiming cemeteries and other hallowed spaces is essential in moving the United States toward truth and justice. As the executive director of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, I can attest to the consequences of the past and present erasure of history in this country, driven by those who wish to conceal the shameful truth of racial terror and systemic racism. Our organization’s aim is not only to tell the full histories of sites but to foster the engagement of descendant communities and others in demanding a reckoning. We know from our two decades of work in the U.S. and other…

goings on about town: this week

OCTOBER 27 – NOVEMBER 2, 2021 Halloween scares abound in the “Folk Horror” series at Anthology Film Archives (Oct. 28-Nov. 11). This subgenre, which links mystery and monstrosity to ancient ways that endure beneath the surfaces of modern life, is explored in Kier-La Janisse’s new documentary, “Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched.” It’s featured alongside fourteen dramatic classics, including “The Wicker Man” (above), from 1973, in which a policeman searches for a missing child on an island where paganism is practiced, complete with fertility rites and human sacrifices. MUSIC Jacques Greene: “ANTH01” ELECTRONIC The Vancouver house-music producer Jacques Greene emerged at the dawn of this past decade, stippling R. & B. vocal lines over hazy, melancholic dance tracks suffused with an emotionality that’s rare in modern club music. “ANTH01” is the first collection of Greene’s…

goings on about town: television

The new Hulu drama “Dopesick” constantly deploys the trusty time stamp, telling you in what year a scene is taking place, because it jumps around like a hyperactive tree frog. In other series, this might feel chaotic or like lazy screenwriting, but here it feels necessary: the sprawling tragedy of the opioid crisis has unfolded over so many years and with so many bad actors as it has decimated and destabilized American lives that it would be otherwise impossible to keep it all straight. The showrunner, Danny Strong, and his team make a valiant effort in the face of so much material, managing to wrangle the malignant epic (an adaptation of Beth Macy’s best-selling exposé) into eight compact episodes. The show follows several key players: Richard Sackler (Michael Stuhlbarg), who…

tables for two: le pavillon

It might seem that the French chef Daniel Boulud, a master of the fine-dining universe in New York City and beyond, has so many exceptional restaurants—including Bar Boulud; Boulud Sud; his flagship, Daniel; and even his grab-and-go café, Épicerie Boulud, which peddles impeccable madeleines and sirloin panini—that he has nothing left to prove. And yet when, five years ago, developers approached him to open a restaurant in the new midtown skyscraper One Vanderbilt (which also features, a thousand feet in the air, a mirror-and-glass public observatory “experience” called Summit), the chef saw an opportunity to infiltrate the heart of Manhattan. Boulud’s vision for Le Pavillon—named for a French restaurant that originated at the 1939 New York World’s Fair and went on to become a Manhattan stalwart from 1941 to 1971—was “to…

comment: cancel bait

Dave Chappelle, early in his new, predictably incendiary Netflix special, “The Closer,” says, in an understatement of the obvious, “I’m rich and famous.” He says it en route to the larger observation that, if the pandemic has been trying for him—he contracted COVID-19 in January but was asymptomatic—it has been far more so for people who fall into neither category. But from there he detours into an extended series of jokes about the L.G.B.T.Q. community—he refers to being trans as the gender equivalent of wearing blackface—which have mired the special in controversy. For two weeks after its release, on October 5th, “The Closer” was among the ten most viewed programs on Netflix—but it was also met with outrage. Jaclyn Moore, the showrunner for the Netflix series “Dear White People,” who is…