Jacob Lawrence, "And Harlem Society Looks On" (1943)
Jacob Lawrence, And Harlem Society Looks On (1943)
Can a Game Be Literature?

Mark's Pages

May 22, 2006:

The New Yorker and ESPN exist for the same purpose: profit.

The goal places narrow constraints on content, which must be entertaining without being demanding.

The peculiar genius of the New Yorker is to somehow be so militantly middlebrow while simultaneously appealing to snobbery.