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Naomi Fry

Staff writer, The New Yorker

Naomi Fry

Naomi Fry became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 2018. Her writing on popular culture, books and art has appeared in the Times Book Review, the Times Magazine, Artforum, and n+1, among other publications. She attended Tel Aviv University, holds a master’s degree in English from Johns Hopkins University, and has taught at New York University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Fry grew up in Israel and now lives in Brooklyn.


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The New Yorker presents CRITICS AT LARGE: Crazy for Crime

Crosscut Festival 2024
Sat May 4, 2024 | 2:45pm

True crime is more popular than ever — but audiences are also reckoning with the ethics of the genre. Patrick Radden Keefe, author of books like Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Family and Say Nothing: A True Story of Memory and Murder in Northern Ireland, has made a career of telling nuanced stories about unconscionable acts and the people who commit them. In this live taping of The New Yorker’s podcast Critics at Large, hosts Alexandra Schwartz, Naomi Fry and Vinson Cunningham talk to Keefe about his work, the state of the genre and writing about terrible things.


Alexandra Schwartz
Naomi Fry
Vinson Cunningham
Featuring: Alexandra Schwartz, Naomi Fry, Vinson Cunningham, Patrick Radden Keefe

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The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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