Trailer of Interest: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

   Here’s a trailer for the upcoming film based on James Thurber’s short story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” due Christmas day.  Ben Stiller stars as Mitty.  An earlier version, released in 1947, starred Danny Kaye.  The original story appeared in The New Yorker, March 18, 1939. You can see a sampling of Thurber’s New Yorker work here at

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Book of Interest: Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics; New Yorker’s Weiner cover

        Coming from Rodale Press in September, Marion Nestle’s Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics. The book is loaded with cartoons. Contributing New Yorker artists include Rina Piccolo, Liza Donnelly, Mike Twohy, and New Yorker cover artist, Bob Staake.     Rina Piccolo’s website Liza Donnelly’s website Mike Twohy is currently the New Yorker’s

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