96 Years Ago Today Issue #1 Of The New Yorker Appeared On Newstands; Thurber Writes Petty; Latest From A New Yorker State Of Mind

96 Years Ago Today:  Issue # 1 OF The New Yorker Appeared On Newstands Last night, while re-reading Scott Elledge’s terrif E.B. White bio I came across this passage: “The first issue of The New Yorker appeared on the newstands on Thursday, February 19, 1925. [E.B.White] remembers vividly the momentous afternoon when he ‘swung into Grand Central Terminal’… and ‘laid

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A Hmmmmm About Spinach

The Monday Tilley Watch, which usually appears in this place at this time, will be back next Monday as we’re in the second half of the last New Yorker‘s double issue week (the issue dated July 9 & 16, 2018).  In its stead, this brief puzzlement: A Hmmmm About Spinach Above: Carl Rose, E.B. White, A Can of Spinach  

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Fairfield County (CT) Cartoonists; E.B. and Katharine White’s Home for Sale; Lots of Peter Arno on Pinterest; William Steig’s Connecticut Home For Sale

Fairfield County Connecticut’s Cartoonists Here’s a really nice article in Vanity Fair, “When Fairfield County Was the Comic-Strip Capital of The World” – written by Cullen Murphy, whose father drew “Prince Valiant” — a number of New Yorker artists show up (as you might expect as the county also had a large concentration of  cartoonists from the magazine…see this link

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