Djamel Ameziane’s painting of a tranquil landscape is the sort of soothing, contemplative image that you might expect to find in the dining room of a country inn, not in a cell of one of the world’s most notorious prisons. But Ameziane painted it inside of Guantánamo. It’s just one of the works currently on display in “Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantánamo Bay,” a startling exhibit at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Click the link in our bio to learn more about the eight Guantánamo detainees (half of whom have been released) who contributed their art. Art work by Djamel Ameziane.
This week, @siandavey1 took over our photo department's account to share pictures of her daughters, Alice and Martha. Follow @newyorkerphoto to see more.
A guide to heartbreak, as drawn by Ruby Elliot. 💔
It’s unusual for a short story to generate the kind of online commotion created by Kristen Roupenian’s “Cat Person,” which appeared in the magazine last week. For many readers, it felt not just true but revelatory. And the accompanying photograph? It caused nearly as much fuss, online, as the story itself. Click the link in our bio to read "Cat Person," and to find out more about Elinor Carucci, the photographer behind the image. Photograph by @elinorcarucci for TNY.
In what could appear as either a squeaker or a rout, Democrat Doug Jones won tonight’s special election in Alabama, beating Republican Roy Moore by a few thousand votes. African-American turnout was extremely strong for Jones, and so was turnout in the educated white sections of the state. The votes were depressed in rural, conservative areas. Tonight, Alabama looked a bit different, all around. This isn’t the America of 2016 any longer. Click the link in our bio to see our coverage of the evening. Photograph By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty.
This year, Nicholas Nixon shot his forty-third portrait of the Brown sisters. In July of 1975, when he took the first photograph, his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters were 25, 23, 15, and 21. In the ensuing years, the project has become one of photography’s most affecting bodies of work. Click the link in our bio to read more. Photographs by Nicholas Nixon/Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery.
In 1977, just weeks before "Star Wars" premièred, the actress Carrie Fisher contacted Columbia University's philosophy department. She was looking for a private philosophy coach, and found one in a second-year graduate student named Mark Notturno. “We had a lot of discussions about life. And her life,” Notturno said recently. Click the link in our bio to find out what it was like to be Fischer's private philosophy coach. Photograph by Lucasfilm/Twentieth Century Fox/Alamy.
Marcus Yam’s picture of the California fires is a kind of counterpoint to the classic SoCal image: a sunset tucking into the horizon. The charred silhouettes of the palm trees stand like reminders that even paradise, unwatered, passes away. Click the link in our bio to read more. Photograph by @yamphoto.
In Arielle Bobb-Willis’s photography, the body seems to be at once a shelter and a cage. Her subjects, styled in bright, polychromatic thrifted garments, are in physically challenging positions—but their bodies seem to be at ease, even graceful. The artist says that living with depression can evoke a similar sensation. Click the link in our bio to see more of her work. Photograph by @relbw.
Washington D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront is heating things up this winter as one of the District’s most exciting entertainment, dining, and shopping destinations. Cozy up beside one of The Wharf’s fire pits, or gather with friends around the Torch on Recreation Pier. Grab dinner at one of the area’s delicious restaurants, or catch a show at the state-of-the-art concert hall The Anthem. Follow @visitwashingtondc for more reasons to make holiday memories in D.C. #MyDCcool