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#751 Behemoth

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:01 AM

did they change editors?
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#752 joethefoodie

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:40 AM

Every issue that arrives, the next day at breakfast I scan through all the cartoons. If there's anything that even garners a chuckle out of me, I pass it over the table to Significant Eater.

 

There hasn't been much passing lately.

 

But I did read to her (yesterday) the 2006 Nora Ephron piece entitled "My Cookbook Crushes," and we laughed heartily at a few of the late Ms. Ephron's observations.



#753 Wilfrid

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:02 PM

That issue seemed a bit pointless.  If you subscribe, you can read the entire archive.  Some of the pieces I knew. 

 

I disagree about the cartoons; nostalgia is at work.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:11 PM

did they change editors?

 

A new cartoon editor last year, but the previous incumbent was around for 20 years, so it's not an explanation if people think the cartoons have been weak for some time.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:53 PM

I thought someone named Annie Hall had something to do with the cartoons??


Then that happened.

 

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#756 Sneakeater

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:02 PM

I would vote over the last year or so.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:19 PM

That issue seemed a bit pointless. If you subscribe, you can read the entire archive. Some of the pieces I knew.

Somebody searched the archive, so I don’t have to!

The weakness of the cartoons started a year ago pretty much exactly.
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#758 Wilfrid

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:48 PM

I’ve recently shared cartoons with people so I guess I like them.

Also, proof that I myself am a great cartoon editor, because a piece I commissioned from the wonderful (Brooklyn-based) Hilary Allison was just republished by The Nation. First one here.

https://www.thenatio...axonomy/oppart/

#759 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:15 AM

The archive issue should be a free giveaway. I find it kind of annoying as a substitute for a regular issue.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:08 AM

Bob Mankoff left last year and went to Esquire.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:40 PM

Love the Edward Gorey cover on this week's issue (to go with the article on Gorey inside).


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:23 PM

There has been some strange stuff in the magazine recently, but perhaps nothing stranger than the first paragraph of Vinson Cunningham’s theater review in the holiday issue. Trying to figure out how it applies to my marriage.

Reminds me of the time a black stand-up comedian picked us out in the audience and asked if I was a slave owner. Expect better from the New Yorker.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:46 AM

The Adam Gopnik piece about café culture contains the following sentence:

 

Emma Goldman, as a young Russian immigrant, found herself at home in New York when she arrived at a Lower East Side café that was well known as an anarchist hangout.

 

Gopnik doesn't mention it, but the space is still a place of hospitality, now operating under the name Wu's Wonton King.


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#764 joethefoodie

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:28 PM

I wonder if it was BYOW back then?



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:25 PM

The Adam Gopnik piece about café culture contains the following sentence:

 

Emma Goldman, as a young Russian immigrant, found herself at home in New York when she arrived at a Lower East Side café that was well known as an anarchist hangout.

 

Gopnik doesn't mention it, but the space is still a place of hospitality, now operating under the name Wu's Wonton King.

 

I did not know that!

 

The curious thing about that piece is that it's as if bars (let alone pubs) didn't exist.  I know the book is about cafes, but it just seemed odd to me.