David Owen has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1991. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including “,” which grew out of a magazine piece published in 2015; “,” about the four months he spent pretending to be a high-school student; “,” an exposé of the standardized-testing industry; “”; “”; and “.”
Previously, Owen was a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a senior writer at Harper’s. He is also a contributing editor at Golf Digest and Popular Mechanics. In 2011, he was named, in a edited by Andy Borowitz, one of the fifty funniest American writers.
What New York City Misses by Not Doing Hearing Tests on Students
- Dept. of Public Health
Is Noise Pollution the Next Big Public-Health Crisis?
- The Sporting Scene
Why We Care (and Don’t Care) About the New Rules of Golf
- Culture Desk
Jim Copp, the Forgotten Virtuoso of Children’s Storytelling
- Annals of Technology
Should We Be Worried About Computerized Facial Recognition?