Thurber Thursday: Personal History…An Unlikely Intersection; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Back in 1980, I was booted out of my apartment on West 11th Street in Greenwich Village (see my 11th Street downstair’s neighbor, Donald Barthelme’s December 4, 1978 Talk Of The Town piece about the building’s landlord — I’m one-half of trembling “…young cohabiting couple…” he mentions). Needing a break from Manhattan I took up an offer from an illustrator

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The Tuesday Spill: An Obscure 1942 Program With Art By Addams, Arno, Thurber, Soglow…And More; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Yesterday’s

An Obscure Program With Art By Addams, Arno, Thurber, Soglow…And More Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery takes a close look at a rare Navy Relief Show Program from 1942, provided to him by Joel Jacobus. As you can see from the page below, the event included work by a number of The New Yorker‘s star artists, including Charles Addams, Constantin Alajalov,

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Thurber Thursday: The Letters; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

After breezing through a book or three of Thurber’s drawings, it’s sometimes fun to settle down with either of the two books of his letters. The first published, Selected Letters Of James Thurber (Atlantic, Little & Brown, 1981) was edited by his second wife, Helen Thurber, and Thurber’s friend (and Atlantic editor), Edward Weeks. Although Selected Letters was published half

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Thurber Thursday: “Thurber At 125” & “Dorothy Parker On…Thurber”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Daily Shouts Roundup; Keith Knight’s “Woke” NYTs Review

Here’s a short film and article I missed: from the Ohio State University Alumni Magazine, Summer 2019, “James Thurber At 125” …and one more post missed: from Literary Hub, August 2019, “Dorothy Parker On Her Old Pal James Thurber” (a reprint of Ms. Parker’s wonderful introduction to Thurber’s  1932 collection The Seal In The Bedroom with some fun pieces from

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