Pocket Roundup: The Best of The New Yorker

Great news! Starting today, The New Yorker has made its online archive free and open to all for the summer.

To help you get the most out of this treasure trove of awesome reads, we’ve made a hit list of the very best New Yorker pieces that have been saved to Pocket.

We’ve also collaborated with Flipboard to put these links and many more into a “Best of The New Yorker” magazine. Hope you didn’t have plans this week!

Pixel Perfect

Lauren Collins
May 12, 2008

“Pascal Dangin is the premier retoucher of fashion photographs. Art directors and admen call him when they want someone who looks less than great to look great, someone who looks great to look amazing, or someone who looks amazing already to look superhuman.”

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A Few Too Many

Joan Acocella
May 26, 2008

“Is there any hope for the hung over?”

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Brain Gain

Margaret Talbot
April 27, 2009

“The underground world of ‘neuroenhancing’ drugs.”

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How David Beats Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell
May 11, 2009

“When underdogs choose not to play by Goliath’s rules, they win even when everything we think we know about power says they shouldn’t.”

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The Rubber Room

Steven Brill
August 31, 2009

“The battle over New York City’s worst teachers.”

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The Mark of a Masterpiece

David Grann
July 12, 2010

“The man who keeps finding famous fingerprints on uncelebrated works of art.”

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What Good Is Wall Street?

John Cassidy
November 29, 2010

“Much of what investment bankers do is socially worthless.”

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The Apostate

Lawrence Wright
February 14, 2011

“On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis.”

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The Story of a Suicide

Ian Parker
February 6, 2012

“Two college roommates, a webcam, and a tragedy.”

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Battleground America

Jill Lepore
April 23, 2012

“Ever since the shootings at Columbine High School, in a Denver suburb, in 1999, American schools have been preparing for gunmen.”

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Big Med

Atul Gawande
August 13, 2012

“Restaurant chains have managed to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation. Can health care?”

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A Pickpocket’s Tale

Adam Green
January 7, 2013

“In magic circles, Apollo Robbins is regarded as a kind of legend, though he largely remains ‘the best-kept secret in town.'”

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Up All Night

Elizabeth Kolbert
March 11, 2013

“Of the many ways that things can go wrong in bed, sleep troubles are probably the most prevalent.”

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The Curse of Reading and Forgetting

Ian Crouch
May 22, 2013

“Looking at my bookshelves, I am aware of another kind of forgetting: the assembled books, and the hundreds of others that I’ve read and discarded, given away, or returned to libraries, represent a vast catalogue of forgetting.”

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O.K., Glass

Gary Shteyngart
August 5, 2013

“Confessions of a Google Glass Explorer.”

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Sarah Stillman
August 12, 2013

“Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven’t been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes. Is that all we’re losing?”

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Why Teach English?

Adam Gopnik
August 27, 2013

“We need the humanities not because they will produce shrewder entrepreneurs or kinder C.E.O.s but because they help us enjoy life more and endure it better.”

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We Need Computers That Fix Our Brains, Not Break Them

Tim Wu
September 9, 2013

“We have built a generation of ‘distraction machines’ that make great feats of concentrated effort harder instead of easier.”

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How Chris McCandless Died

Jon Krakauer
September 12, 2013

“On September 6, 1992, the decomposed body of Christopher McCandless was discovered by moose hunters just outside the northern boundary of Denali National Park.”

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Auto Correct

Burkhard Bilger
November 25, 2013

“Has the self-driving car at last arrived?”

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