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Nick Paumgarten

The New Yorker

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Joanna Sternberg Is a Music Ninja

Growing up in Manhattan Plaza, an artists’ housing complex, the singer-songwriter sat in with the Marsalis brothers and almost had Alicia Keys as a babysitter. → Read More

Big Bad Berghain Bouncer Shows Brooklyn His Berlin Portraits

Sven Marquardt, the überdoorman of German techno, holds an exhibition/dance party for his Robert Mapplethorpe-inspired photographs, Nick Paumgarten writes. → Read More

Original Garbage-Can Art Found in Sanitation Department Archive!

The National Lampoon artist Rick Meyerowitz hadn’t seen the drawing he did for the city’s first recycling campaign—his most ubiquitous art work—since 1986. → Read More

Getting Serious with Interpol

The rockers Paul Banks and Daniel Kessler meet up at a by-the-piece sushi joint between arena gigs to talk about adult stuff (Banks’s impending engagement) over adult food (nodoguro and o-toro). → Read More

John Bennet, Enemy of the “Blah Blah Blah”

“An editor is like a shrink,” was one of many Bennetisms. He was that, and a lot more. → Read More

The Stanley Cup Comes to Visit, Accompanied by a Handler in White Gloves

Having survived trips to strip clubs and to Afghanistan, the legendary hockey trophy submits to fondling and copy-editing by the New Yorker staff, Nick Paumgarten and Sarah Larson write. → Read More

Spoon Gets Sidelined in New York

Britt Daniel and Jim Eno, from the Texas band Spoon, shot some pool to kill time ahead of a gig on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” before COVID rearranged their plans. → Read More

Letter From Daytona Beach News, Opinion, and Analysis—

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Take Picture Part Ii News, Opinion, and Analysis—

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She Shot John Belushi, and Other Bad Boys

Marcia Resnick photographed the Blank Generation, punks, poets, and provocateurs, including Johnny Thunders, Gil Scott-Heron, Steve Rubell, and Roy Cohn. Finally, she’s getting a retrospective. → Read More

Mikaela Shiffrin’s Stunning Slalom Collapse

Nick Paumgarten on the Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s unforced error during the slalom event at Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics, and her collapse that followed. → Read More

“Torn” Review: Losing a Father to the Mountains

Nick Paumgarten writes about “Torn,” a film by Max Lowe that centers on his mountaineering father’s death in an avalanche in Tibet; Conrad Anker, the man who survived the accident and married his mother; and his family’s process of healing after the tragedy. → Read More

Monsters Of Rock Dept News, Opinion, and Analysis—

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J Mascis Puts Out Energy

The Dinosaur Jr. front man cycles around Central Park—he’s nearing five thousand miles for the year—and talks about Bob Dylan, stage dives, and his taxonomy of hugs. → Read More

Parquet Courts on the Dance Floor

A night out in Brooklyn with the psychedelic-punk band’s frontmen, Andrew Savage and Austin Brown, just before the release of their pandemic opus “Sympathy for Life,” which, naturally, was recorded before the pandemic. → Read More

When the Man in Black Met the Guys in Tie-Dye

Owsley Stanley, the legendary Grateful Dead soundman and LSD chemist, left behind thirteen hundred reels of live recordings from his sonic laboratory, including a newly released recording of the night Johnny Cash came to town. → Read More

Harvard’s Atheist-Chaplain Controversy

The selection of Greg Epstein, a humanist rabbi, as the president of Harvard’s chaplains led to a small uproar among the school’s other religious leaders. Will it inspire a come-to-Jesus moment of the secular variety? → Read More

Cuomo on the Brink of Impeachment

In the new report on sexual-harassment allegations against him, the Governor comes off as a combination of Howard Stern, Colonel Kurtz, and Macaulay Culkin in “Home Alone.” → Read More

The Sights The Smells News, Opinion, and Analysis—

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Smoke-Orange Sky? It’s Always Sunny in Citrovia

Seeking shelter from the mega-fires and superstorms inside the psychedelic, Teletubby-evoking plastic-lemon-grove installation in midtown, contrived to disguise a giant construction shed. → Read More