News (New Yorker Humor)
Praise Be: A Letter from Trump’s Primary Evangelical Adjunct Paul Rudnick humorously writes an imaginary letter from the President’s primary spiritual consultant to his wider White House evangelical advisory group. Original Sin, As Told Through Eve’s Instagram Account Hayley Phelan humorously documents Adam and Eve’s downfall in the Garden of Eden through posts on Eve’s Instagram account. Revenge Food Diary Katie Barsotti and Ria Sardana offer some humorous entries in a revenge food diary. Dear Pepper: A Holiday Naysayer and Indecision Liana Finck’s advice-column comic strip offers ideas for dealing with a relationship quandary and the agony of choice. Daily Cartoon: Thursday, March 22nd Peter Kuper’s Daily Cartoon tries to get the President to read his briefings.
Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, March 21st In Jeremy Nguyen’s Daily Cartoon, Cynthia Nixon announces her run for governor. Copey: The Eighth Dwarf Who Just Deals With It Maggie Larson humorously depicts Copey, the little-known eighth dwarf who has useful coping mechanisms. Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, March 20th Brendan Loper’s Daily Cartoon laments the state of Facebook. Wendy’s Guide to Art Grad School Walter Scott’s comic strip about what graduate students can expect from their art program, featuring his character Wendy. A Dentist’s Day Out Emma Hunsinger humorously illustrates a day in the life of a dentist who sees his work in everyday life.
What to Watch While Hating Yourself This Weekend Jason Adam Katzenstein and Hartley Lin’s humorous illustrated list of things to watch this weekend, from TV to Instagram. Dear Pepper: Negotiating Pay and Attracting Stray Dogs Liana Finck’s illustrated advice column tackles tough questions about fair pay and a person’s allure to stray dogs. 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. 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.” N.R.A. Proposes Having Second Armed Teacher in Every Classroom to Stop First Armed Teacher from Misfiring Andy Borowitz jokes that the N.R.A. executive Wayne LaPierre called for a second armed teacher in classrooms after a California teacher fired a gun and injured a student.
Slide Show: New Yorker Cartoons March 19, 2018 New cartoons from the magazine. A Word from the Russian Olympic Team Matt and Maht, ambassadors from the Russian Ministry of Sport and Culture, would like to respond to some of the fake news floating around. The Man Who Shazamed the World Introducing a new version of Shazam that recognizes every sound on Earth. Roz Chast on Dancing Moms and the Ukulele The cartoonist joins Emma and Colin to talk about the characters in her cartoon world. Net Neutrality, Explained Matt and Maht, experts from the Federal Communications Commission, break down the issue ahead of the agency’s vote.
“Genius Junior” and the Genial Throwback Kitsch of the Game-Show Revival Troy Patterson writes that NBC’s new preteen-focussed game show “Genius Junior,” which is hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, finds a middle path between earnestness and irony. Aquacade Basil Twist’s underwater puppet show, “Symphonie Fantastique,” returns. At New Directors/New Films, a Cinema of Civic Life Richard Brody on the New York premières of “An Elephant Sitting Still” and “Black Mother.” This Week “Spring is like a perhaps hand,” E. E. Cummings wrote. Sure enough, this year, on the second official day of spring, New Yorkers were dealt a big maybe-not, when the fourth nor’easter of March arrived. Meanwhile, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Japanese pink pussy willows were already afuzz; soon, the cherry trees will begin “Unsane” and “Gemini,” Reviewed Anthony Lane on Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller, starring Claire Foy and shot on an iPhone, and Aaron Katz’s Hollywood mystery.
The High Hopes of Simon & the Whale The restaurant seems designed to awe, like its namesake creature of the sea does. But it doesn’t always deliver. Lovers Rock 419 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn (347-915-0325) Rites of Spring A new crop of talented young composers emerges from Russia. Cambridge Analytica and a Moral Reckoning in Silicon Valley David Remnick writes that the latest Trump-adjacent scandal will have consequences far outside the White House.