Even the review app doesn’t work. no bookmarks, graphics the size of ants, weekly events with no dates, cartoons that repeat week after week. Well I just don’t know. Sorry about typos. I am entering information on a blank screen.
I love reading the New Yorker. It makes my day.
I’ve been a New Yorker subscriber for many decades. My spouse reads the print edition, and I read the electronic edition on my iPad. The new app is a significant step backwards. It preserves its predecessor's inadequacies: Bookmarks (previously called "favorites") work only for entire articles, not for words or phrases in an article. This usage of the term "bookmark" is highly unconventional. There's no indication of print-edition page boundaries, which makes it hard to follow along in New Yorker meet-up discussions. The new app's designers have come up with some new annoyances: The print edition's table of contents is no longer available. Bookmark navigation is confusing. When I finish reading an article which I reached via a bookmark, swiping left or right takes me not to neighboring articles in the same issue, but to neighboring articles in my bookmark list. It would be more convenient at that point to have an option to display bookmarks, but for the default to be the normal transition to neighboring articles in the same issue. The new app's designers seem to think that everyone reads every entire article in one sitting—the app usually forgets my place in an article. This behavior is especially annoying when I accidentally swipe slightly to the left or right of straight up and inadvertently open the preceding or following article; when I correct the error, the original article opens not where I left it but at the top 😡. I hope the next revision of this app will be along soon, and that it will live up to the very high standards of its content.
Outstanding reporting and great movie reviews.
Everything works fairly well with the app, except articles won’t save your place if you switch to another article in the same issue. It starts you back at the beginning of articles already in progress. Scrolling trough an article, the interface is sensitive, and I accidentally move to the next article. Move back to the intended one and have to find my place again. Happens to me a few times per article. Oddly enough, place is saved if you switch to another issue and switch back.
Always well written. Even if the topics aren’t what you are looking for they will most likely hold your interest. I recommend it. Makes a great birthday gift for the literary inclined as well.
This review is unnecessary. For close to a century, the New Yorker has been unchallenged as the best. But why limit it to 100 years. Best magazine ever.
WhatWgrand companion to take us away when we need it in the midst of the difficulties of oura grand companion to have during the Covid crisis to keep us informed but also to take us away when we need a shelter in the words and ideas to keep us all sane.