This post to be expanded as I see fit, with my favorite pieces, etc., from last week and what I’m looking forward to reading first this time around. But I can tell you now that my favorite cartoon from last week was Drew Dernavich’s “How were you supposed to know he was the sex critic for the ‘Times’?” I also liked “Mind if I change melons?” (Peter Mueller), “You can’t spend your political life hiding behind being Canadian” (William Haefeli), and “Am I having an affair? Why? Am I allowed?” (Carolita Johnson). Ed Koren, I always like.
By the way, I just opened my email to find that “New Cocktails” is also the magazine’s own Cartoon of the Week, which is a coincidence, but also suggests that everyone can see how funny it is.
Hello! I’m Emily Gordon, an editor, critic, copywriter, and pre-web internet nut. Emdashes, born in 2004, spent many years as a New Yorker fan blog. The project garnered some nice compliments and press.
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