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5 Ridiculous Cold War Myths You Learned in History Class

Those of a certain age may have studied the Cold War in your schools’ history classes (not me, they weren’t “history” yet). If so, you may have learned some things that were blown out of proportion or passed along because it made a good story, like the speech John F. Kennedy made in West Berlin [...]

Robert Crumb’s Rejected New Yorker Cover

The New Yorker rejected this great same sex marriage cover art by Robert Crumb, so he subsequently declined to do any more work for the magazine. I think Robert Crumb is an unlikely candidate for New Yorker cartoonist, because his illustrations are neither boring nor conservative enough for the average subscriber, but what do you [...]

Map of the United States According to A New Yorker

Dan Abramson drew a map of the United States of America as seen by New Yorker over at Funny or Die. As far as I can tell based on my interactions with New Yorkers, it’s entirely accurate. I love New York and New Yorkers. I found them to be amongst the nicest and most helpful people [...]

Light Heart, Dark Humor: The Man Behind The Addams Family

Cartoonist Charles Addams was almost as bizarre as the characters he drew. His most famous creation, The Addams Family, has been reincarnated time and again during the past 70 years, coming back to life from the grave. Are his drawings morbid? Sure. But they’re also immortal. As The New Yorker’s star cartoonist from the 1930s [...]

A Very Literal Spin on New Yorker Cartoons

As a bona fide comedy nerd I like to occasionally read The New Yorker to peruse the humorous bits and pieces it offers. While I generally enjoy it, I have to admit that the humor of their cartoons sometimes goes over my head, or right around me, or misses me in some other way. Maybe [...]