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How an Englishman Became America's Most Fearsome Book Criticnew

Normally a literary assassin, New Yorker book critic James Wood proves he's a softie at heart in his new book How Fiction Works.
Charleston City Paper  |  John Freeman  |  08-20-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

What's So Funny About Baseball Cartoons?new

Cartoon of catchers talking to pitchers are a New Yorker tradition -- but why?
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  08-14-2008  |  Media

Political Humor is No Longer Welcome in Academianew

For close to two decades, academia has been in the grips of a political-correctness fury that has strangled the sense of humor that was once the campus's best-known calling card. So if you're wondering why Barack Obama had such a surprisingly negative reaction to that New Yorker cover, consider the Harvard Factor.
Boston Phoenix  |  Harvey Silverglate  |  07-31-2008  |  Civil Liberties

Eddie Murphy's Skin Color -- Not His Movies -- Makes the Media Hate Himnew

By beautiful coincidence, the critical drubbing of Murphy's Meet Dave preceded controversy over the New Yorker magazines cover cartoon of Barack Obama as a terrorist-agent.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  07-24-2008  |  Movies

This Week's Rejected New Yorker Coversnew

A political cartoon spoofing the New Yorker cover flap.
INDY Week  |  V.C. Rogers  |  07-17-2008  |  Commentary

The Truman Shownew

Philip Seymour Hoffman brings the author of In Cold Blood to life in Capote, having worked his way into the character from "the outside in."
Montreal Mirror  |  Matthew Hays  |  12-19-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

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