Introduction

What is The New Yorker? I know it’s a great magazine and that it’s a tremendous source of pleasure in my life. But what exactly is it? This blog’s premise is that The New Yorker is a work of art, as worthy of comment and analysis as, say, Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” Each week I review one or more aspects of the magazine’s latest issue. I suppose it’s possible to describe and analyze an entire issue, but I prefer to keep my reviews brief, and so I usually focus on just one or two pieces, to explore in each the signature style of its author. A piece by Matthew Trammell is not like a piece by James Wood, and neither is like a piece by Peter Schjeldahl. One could not mistake Finnegan for Frazier, or Lepore for Paumgarten, or Goodyear for Khatchadourian. Each has found a style, and it is that style that I respond to as I read, and want to understand and describe.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

At the Archive: Laurie Rosenwald's Delightful "On the Horizon" Illustrations


Laurie Rosenwald, "The Bacon Takedown" (2010)






The New Yorker used to have a “Goings On About Town” section called “On the Horizon,” highlighting notable upcoming events. It was discontinued in 2013. One of the best “On the Horizon” illustrators was Laurie Rosenwald. Here are three examples of her work:

Laurie Rosenwald, "Picasso at the Met" (April 12, 2010)







Laurie Rosenwald, "The Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival" (May 17, 2010)







Laurie Rosenwald, "Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party" (July 12 & 19, 2010)


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