News (New Yorker Humor)
Family-Vacation Breakdown Andrea Lewis (Vacation Nation): Jill, Ryan, thank you for taking the time for this press conference. You guys just came off an eight-day visit with Jill’s parents in Florida. You went into this vacation with high hopes. It seemed like you’d put the Disney cruise behind you and had addressed some holes in your game, Noises I Heard People Make While Browsing for Books Jeremy Nguyen provides GIF illustrations of the sounds he hears in the young-adult, self-help, and other sections of a bookstore. The Bolder Type Max Lakin imagines a satirical spinoff of the Freeform dramedy “The Bold Type,” about decreasingly ambitious freelance magazine writers in New York City. Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon Andy Borowitz jokes that President Donald Trump complains the media is only telling the sun’s side of the story in the leadup to Monday’s total solar eclipse. Bonus Daily Cartoon: Bannon Out David Sipress’s Bonus Daily Cartoon considers the news that President Trump has decided to dismiss Steve Bannon.
Controversy Over Confederate Statues Inspires Betsy DeVos to Google Civil War Andy Borowitz jokes that after hearing about the controversy over Confederate statues, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was forced to Google the Civil War. Daily Cartoon: Friday, August 18th Kim Warp’s Daily Cartoon considers the August eclipse and President Donald Trump. The Phone In a video, Sam Bronowski proves that, although New York is a tough city, you can’t let that stop you from focussing on what’s important. Donald Trump’s Art: A Retrospective Joe Veix humorously imagines Donald Trump’s artistic output, from childhood through the present day. A People-Watcher’s Guide to N.Y.C. Park Poses Cerise Zelenetz offers humorous illustrations of New York City dwellers and their posturing.
Podcats Farley Katz offers a humorous illustrated parable of how podcasts are siphoning audiences away from talk radio. Maddeningly Mystifying Time Capsules Nomi Kane humorously illustrates ideas for time capsules that will baffle future civilizations. Let’s Get Drinks Shouts & Murmurs by Kelly Stout: “Friday is no good. I am literally Operation Rolling Thunder mixed with the N.F.L.’s policy on domestic violence.” Tips for Visiting New York City Colin Stokes warns tourists to avoid taking car trips with their parents from the airport, and to watch out for heavy-metal bands in Times Square. Controversy Over Confederate Statues Inspires Betsy DeVos to Google Civil War Andy Borowitz jokes that after hearing about the controversy over Confederate statues, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was forced to Google the Civil War.
Slide Show: New Yorker Cartoons August 21, 2017 New cartoons from the magazine. The Daily Grind In this week’s episode, Emma and Colin discuss some of our latest newsy cartoons. Where Do You Get Off? As New York’s subways become increasingly unreliable, Emma and Colin explore alternative transportation. The M.T.A. Workout Welcome to the new M.T.A.: Metropolitan Transit Athletics! Grab a towel, swipe your MetroCard, and get ready to sweat. Daily membership costs only $2.75. Children and Other Living Things In this episode, Emma and the cartoonist Emily Flake talk about motherhood and their fear of puka-shell necklaces.
A Memoir about Being a Black Gentrifier in Bed-Stuy Doreen St. Félix reviews ”Making Rent in Bed-Stuy,” a memoir about living in Bedford-Stuyvesant by the filmmaker Brandon Harris. Postscript: Jerry Lewis Richard Brody remembers the actor, director, moviemaker, and philanthropist Jerry Lewis, who has died at the age of ninety-one. Tucker Carlson and Trump’s Confused Defenders Kelefa Sanneh writes about Tucker Carlson, Steve Bannon, Julius Krein, and the confusion and equivocation among Donald Trump’s current and former supporters. Chasing Pythons in the Everglades, and Finding an Eerie Dreamscape José Ginarte on Balarama Heller’s series “Zero at the Bone,” shot in the Florida Everglades. Delmore Schwartz and the Biographer’s Obsession A piece drawn from James Atlas’s “The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer’s Tale,” which is out August 22nd, from Pantheon.
Donald Trump’s True Allegiances Who could have predicted the President’s latest outrage? Barack Obama and anyone, really. Embroidering “Game of Thrones” Jessamyn Conrad on Michele Carragher, whose embroidery adorns the costumes on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” How the Voyager Golden Record Was Made Timothy Ferris, the producer of the Golden Record, which was launched aboard the twin Voyager probes, in 1977, describes how the project came to fruition. A New Voyager Golden Record: How Would You Explain Humanity Today to Aliens? In 1977, NASA sent a collection of music, sounds, and images from Earth into outer space. What cultural artifacts would you choose in 2017?