From newyorker.com, this tongue-in-cheek video explaining how the magazine’s Talk of the Town stories are selected. Appearing are The New Yorker’s Nancy Franklin, Hendrik Hertzberg, Rebecca Mead, Susan Morrison, Nick Paumgarten, Lizzie Widdicombe, and David Remnick. Also appearing is Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who plays The Most Interesting Man in the World on TV
Richard Gehr interviews Roz Chast as part of The Comics Journal’s new series “Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist.” (June 14, 2011)
From Youtube, this 25 minute video of an appearance on “CityWide” with David Sipress and The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff.
From the Republican Journal, June 10, 2011, “Comedian Bill Cosby hits the civic center stage” ( with some George Booth content, including word on the upcoming Cosby book, I Didn’t Ask to be Born, but I’m Glad I Was, illustrated by Booth).
From Westfield Patch, June 6, 2011, “Crowds Peer Into Addams Family History” — Charles Addams’ Westfield, New Jersey boyhood home opens its doors.
HarperCollins is releasing The Unabridged James Thurber Audio Collection on June 7, 2011. Read all about it here. Keith Olbermann reads Thurber’s fables and selected stories.
BEK (Bruce Eric Kaplan) will be at the Greenwich Village Barnes & Noble, 6th Ave and 8th St., this coming Tuesday, June 7 @7:00 pm to sign and discuss his latest book, Everything Is Going to Be Okay; A Book for You or Someone Like You. Details here
From SFGate, June 2, 2011, “New Yorker cartoonist cut out for kids books” — this interview with Mike Twohy.
Jason Polan, “Living & Working” at the Nicholas Robinson Gallery June 9 – July 30 2011. Info here. In an email about the exhibit, Polan says:
“While in the space, I will work from a desk. I will have the materials around me that I like to make work. The exhibition will change daily as I produce things. I will make drawings, paintings, sculptures, books, and more while I am in the space. I will talk to visitors (if they would like to) and their presence will affect the exhibition in different ways. People will be invited back to the exhibition to see how it changes. The art show will be different everyday.
Marcellus Hall will be guest editing The Magnet all this week. His drawings will accompany his posts. Visit here
From The Huffington Post, May 29, 2011, this post by BEK ( Bruce Eric Kaplan).
From The Comics Journal, May 26, 2011, Jeet Heer interviews R. O. Blechman