News (New Yorker Humor)
What Your Favorite Marvel Superhero Says About You (I Asked Them) Lucas Gardner imagines what your favorite Marvel superheroes, including Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk, have said about you. Thirteen Guys on Tinder Who’ll Inspire You to Leave Tinder Heather Loase illustrates a humorous list of bros who might make one want to leave the dating app Tinder. The Bad-Boy Chef Jiji Lee satirizes the bad-boy chef narrative with an article about an imagined radical restaurateur who is only four years old. Huge Coward Bans Courageous People from Military Andy Borowitz writes a satirical news item about how Donald Trump, who never served in the military, is intent on banning transgendered people from serving. Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, January 23rd Ivan Ehlers’s Daily Cartoon finds a new location for Trump’s State of the Union address.
America!: New Stamps From the U.S. Postal Service Ali Fitzgerald illustrates humorous designs for future stamps from the United States Post Office. Ann Coulter Demands to Deliver State of the Union Address Andy Borowitz jokes that Ann Coulter, who has boasted about her influence on Donald Trump, is claiming that she should be able to deliver the State of the Union address and that Nancy Pelosi should end the government shutdown to make it happen. Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, January 22nd Lars Kenseth’s Daily Cartoon watches the 2020 campaign season begin. New Age Phobias Juliet Goodman illustrates a series of New Age millennial phobias, including touch screens, climate change, self-driving cars, group karaoke, and more. Next-Generation Cereals Alli Katz illustrates humorous ideas for the next generation of breakfast cereals.
My Deep, Dark, Secret Wish Eugenia Viti humorously illustrates her secret desire to grab various types of birds. How to Freak Me Out The writer Jason Adam Katzenstein and the illustrator Aubrey Nolan compile a humorous list of ways to freak someone out. Huge Coward Bans Courageous People from Military Andy Borowitz writes a satirical news item about how Donald Trump, who never served in the military, is intent on banning transgendered people from serving. 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.” What Do Y’All, Yinz, and Yix Call Stretchy Office Supplies? Rubber bands, elastics, Satan’s bracelets—take this test of regional slang to find out where you’re from.
Slide Show: New Yorker Cartoons January 28, 2019 New cartoons from the magazine. How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Edition The actors and funnymen Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, who co-star in the new film “Holmes and Watson,” in theatres Christmas Day, team up and try their hands at our cartoon-caption contest. How to Write a *New Yorker* Cartoon Caption: Jon Hamm Edition The actor, who stars in the movie “Bad Times at the El Royale,” tries his hand at our cartoon-caption contest. How to Write a *New Yorker* Cartoon Caption: Nick Kroll Edition The actor and comedian Nick Kroll, who stars in the movie “Operation Finale,” tries his hand at *The New Yorker’s* cartoon-caption contest. How to Write a *New Yorker* Cartoon Caption: Rhett and Link Edition Rhett and Link, the hosts of the daily YouTube show “Good Mythical Morning,” take a shot at *The New Yorker’s* cartoon-caption contest.
A Guided Tour of Hebron, from Both Sides of the Occupation Masha Gessen writes on two occupation tours she took in the city of Hebron, in the West Bank, one with the Palestinian organization Youth Against Settlements and the other with the left-wing Israeli organization Breaking the Silence. A New Vanguard of Women in Cuban Jazz Lauren Du Graf writes about Rose Marie Cromwell’s photographs of female jazz musicians in Cuba: Daymé Arocena, Yissy García, Leyanis Valdés Reyes, and more. “No More Food Banks!”: Federal Workers Demonstrate in the Halls of the Senate Osita Nwanevu writes about the federal employees frustrated by the lack of progress on ending the government shutdown and who are gathering to protest in Washington, D.C. More Trump-Pelosi State of the Union Correspondence Eric Lach writes on letters exchanged between President Donald Trump and the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, over the State of the Union address, amidst the government shutdown. The Plight of the Political Convert Corey Robin writes about political conversion, such as that of the former white supremacist Derek Black and the former Republican Max Boot, and why it doesn’t commonly work from left to right.
“When in Doubt, Play Insane”: An Interview with Catherine O’Hara Rachel Syme interviews Catherine O’Hara, who plays Moira Rose on the show “Schitt’s Creek,” about her longtime collaboration with Eugene Levy and the one idea that Christopher Guest would not let her put on film. Review: “Grand Designs,” the Most Potent Study of Gender Roles on Television Zach Helfand recommends the home-design television show “Grand Designs,” available on Netflix. Trump’s Transgender Military Ban and Lessons from a Lifetime of Gender-Policing Masha Gessen on Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military and the consequences of gender-policing.