Sarah Larson, The New Yorker

Sarah Larson

The New Yorker

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Judy Blume’s Unfinished Endings

Sarah Larson profiles the writer Judy Blume, discussing her work, her Key West bookstore, the film adaptation of “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” and more. → Read More

An Upper East Side Temple of Culture Gets a Touch-Up

As 92NY prepares for its splashy sesquicentennial, modern-day Michelangelos restore a ninety-three-year-old ceiling mural of menorahs, lyres, and tablets. → Read More

“Rumble Strip,” a Limitless Podcast About Life in Vermont

In its attention to local detail and character, the show both honors place and transcends it. → Read More

The Unbearable Blandness of “Barney”

A new documentary explores how a singing dinosaur charmed—and perhaps rightfully enraged—a nation. → Read More

Unboxing Lou Reed’s Posthumous Parcel to Himself

After the death of the Velvet Underground front man, two archivists and his widow, Laurie Anderson, discovered a mysterious sealed package from 1965. Inside was treasure: never-before-heard, folky versions of “Heroin” and other classics. → Read More

The “House of the Dragon” Première Recap: A Bad-Heir Day

The “Game of Thrones” spinoff tries to recapture the magic through nostalgic detail, family fights, and grisly scenes of childbirth. → Read More

Selling Lies with Jon Hamm

The actor meets up with the writer John Mankiewicz to prep for the propaganda-themed première party for their podcast, “The Big Lie,” in which Hamm, as a Commie-fighting G-man, plays a different kind of man in a hat. → 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

What Do Shakespeare and Mamet Have in Common?

“American Buffalo” ’s Laurence Fishburne, Darren Criss, and Sam Rockwell ruminate on junk and iambic pentameter on a visit to a thrift shop, Sarah Larson writes. → Read More

“The Trojan Horse Affair” Works Best When Studying Itself

Sarah Larson reviews the podcast “The Trojan Horse Affair,” an investigative series by Serial Productions and hosted by Brian Reed and Hamza Syed, which revolves around a 2014 letter that purported to reveal an alleged Islamic-terrorist plot to take over schools in Birmingham, U.K. → Read More

Band Camp on Broadway

Blake Lively and Seth Meyers came out to salute the première of “The Music Man”; so did forty-five New York teen-agers armed with clarinets and sousaphones. → Read More

The One-Woman Glories of Monobob, the Olympics’ Newest Sport

Sarah Larson on the one-woman sport of monobob and the success of the Americans Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor at the 2022 Winter Olympics. → Read More

In Nathan Chen’s Olympic Triumph, a Welcome Blast of Joy

Sarah Larson writes about the men’s figure-skating finals at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, in Beijing, where the American skater Nathan Chen took home the gold medal. → Read More

Patricia Clarkson Holds Court

Over a Jack-and-ginger, the serial character actor and star of Season 2 of SundanceTV’s “State of the Union,” chats about her crush on her co-star Brendan Gleeson, a childhood spent tooling around in a VW bus, and her habit of playing mothers and wives. → Read More

The Best Podcasts of 2021

The shows about music, family, crime, and more that pushed the medium forward. → Read More

Kenny G Stops Traffic on the Escalator

On the occasion of the documentary “Listening to Kenny G,” the smooth-jazz saxophonist (or is he the Fabio of music?) serenaded startled tourists, security guards, and a small dog in a Manhattan mall. → Read More

After a Wild Ride, Eric Adams Takes the Wheel

For Adams, Tuesday included a momentous vote, a P.R. gaffe, and a promise to bring New York together. → Read More

Hopper on the Couch, O’Keeffe Against the Floor Lamp

Elie Hirschfeld offers a tour of his home-grown collection of New York City-themed art works in his apartment across from the Met—Warhols, a Hopper, and a Hockney—before they’re donated to the New-York Historical Society. → Read More

A Thousand Words, a Million Times Over

The New York Public Library’s Picture Collection, an archive of more than a million printed images that Andy Warhol used as a proto-Pinterest, is celebrated in a new book and Gagosian exhibition by the artist Taryn Simon. → Read More

A Hundredth-Birthday Serenade, from Bill Murray

The actor and Ivan Reitman, the director, throw a Zoom bash for their centenarian “Stripes” cinematographer, Bill Butler, and swap stories about John Candy and the Teamsters. → Read More