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2007 Cover The New Yorker Rare Birds

16 april 2007 “Rare Birds” Jacques de Loustal

Hendrik Hertzberg on the 2008 primaries; James Surowiecki on the boom in India.

My First Passport
Orhan Pamuk
What it means to belong to a country.

There and Back Again
Nick Paumgarten
The soul of the commuter.

The Train to Tibet
Pankaj Mishra
Beijing comes to Lhasa.

Emotional Baggage
Patricia Marx
Shopping for a suitcase.

No Obstacles
Alec Wilkinson
The art of parkour.

The Interpreter
John Colapinto
The puzzling language of an Amazon tribe.

“The Stolen Pigeons”
Marguerite Duras

Martin Duberman’s “The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein.”
Claudia Roth Pierpont

Hermione Lee’s “Edith Wharton.”
John Updike
Leslie Bennetts’s “The Feminine Mistake.”
Rebecca Mead

Feist’s new album.
Sasha Frere-Jones

“This American Life.”
Nancy Franklin

The vitality of New York’s new-music scene.
Alex Ross

“Grindhouse,” “The TV Set.”
David Denby

“Burial Rites”
Philip Levine
“The United States”
C. K. Williams

“Rare Birds”
Jacques de Loustal

Charles Barsotti, Leo Cullum, Drew Dernavich, Caroline Dworin, Sam Gross, Kim Warp, Robert Leighton, Roz Chast, Jason Patterson, Tom Cheney, Robert Weber, Barbara Smaller, Bruce Eric Kaplan, William Haefeli, Gahan Wilson, David Sipress, P.C Vey, Michael Crawford, Alex Gregory

Philippe Petit-Roulet


New Yorker Magazine from April 16, 2007. Cover Artist: Jacques de Loustal