Donald trump has made us laugh until we cried, and then continued to cry in perpetuity. on his 100th day as president, we could all certainly use a little humor. cheer up with some of our best trump cartoons. swipe for more.
Today is donald trump’s 100th day in office. david remnick took a look back on this span, noting that every day brings some new outrage or embarrassment. “trump flouts truth and liberal values so brazenly that he undermines the country he has been elected to serve and the stability he is pledged to insure,” he writes. click the link in our bio to read more.
According to anthony lane, this is how you should attend jean-pierre melville movies: tell nobody what you’re doing. if it comes to a choice between smoking and talking, smoke. dress well but without ostentation. if you don’t have a hat, you can’t go. click the link in our bio to read more. illustration by @malikafavre.
A cartoon by bob mankoff, who, after 40 years with us, is stepping down from his current role. today, @newyorkercartoons is posting some of his most iconic creations, and having him explain what makes them special. follow along—it’s #bobmankoffday on @newyorkercartoons!
Morgan parker has fourteen tattoos. she lives in bed-stuy. and she just published a book of poems about beyoncé. yet she prefers to avoid what she calls “living in the bubble of now” and focus on “historical connections and repetition and same ol’, same ol’.” click the link in our bio to read more. illustration by trey wright; source photograph by rachel eliza griffiths.
“portrait (nabokov), 2017” is a riotously beautiful work by the american painter jackie saccoccio. it’s currently on show as part of “sharp objects & apocalypse confetti” at the 11r gallery in new york until april 30. click the link in our bio to see more of what is currently at galleries around the city. courtesy 11r gallery, n.y.
In his 1967 book, “making it,” norman podhoretz hoped that by confessing to his own ambition, he would make it safe for others in his literary set to confess to theirs. almost everyone he showed the book to advised him not to publish it. one friend said it would take ten years for his reputation to recover—that was low-balling it. click the link in our bio to read about the book that scandalized new york’s intellectuals. illustration by @yannkebbi.
The role of dolly levi plays to a diva’s strengths: it demands pathos and defiance, grief and comedy. and who better than #bettemidler to give us all that? she has remade the character in her own image—as a scrappy trickster—and it’s breaking our hearts. click the link in our bio to read @hilton.als's review of the broadway revival of “hello dolly.” illustration by @ben_kirchner.
This week, @davidwilliamsphoto took over @newyorkerphoto to share pictures of the ancient society of york florists, the oldest existing horticulture society in the world. follow the account to see more.
Growing up in moscow, the photographer anastasia samoylova was exposed, from a young age, to the work of the russian romantic poets, whose ecstatic descriptions of nature helped form her early impressions of russia’s geography. “mountains were embedded into my memory before i ever saw them in real life,” she said. her series “landscape sublime” explores and transfigures the clichés of nature imagery. swipe to see more.
From the late 1960s through the early 1990s, the artist saul leiter adopted the practice of painting over his own photographs of nude figures. here, his devotion to color and form took on a baroque sensuousness that has something in common with the e****c energy of turn-of-the-century vienna. the effect is of a turbulent maelstrom of color, created with impulsive, almost dancing brushstrokes. click the link in our bio to see more of his painted nudes. photograph by saul leiter / courtesy the saul leiter foundation and sylph editions.
These days he's a dishevelled presence in the oval office, but once upon a time, steve bannon was a fast-talking, smartly dressed, aggressively fit hollywood executive, carrying himself with “alpha swagger.” only, barely anyone in hollywood remembers him. and those that do are bewildered by his story of himself as a major dealmaker. click the link in our bio to read connie bruck on steve bannon’s hollywood years. illustration by barry blitt.
“there’s drama inherent in every pitch,” mark ulriksen, the artist behind this week’s cover, “strike zone,” says, about the baseball season. “for the next six months, there’ll be a cast of characters,” he says. “you follow your team with the kind of rapt attention that you would a good book. when fall comes, you get a grand finale. last year, it all went to the chicago cubs. this year, who knows?” #tnycovers
Now that the @metmuseum is staging contemporary exhibitions at the breuer, its eatery has been recast with a downtown gaze. in flora bar, the pair behind @estelanyc faces its steepest challenge yet: museum café by day, neighborhood restaurant by night, mediterranean-pacific tapas menu at all times. click the link in our bio to read more. photograph by @francesfdenny.
Growing up near #hollywood, @alinesmithson regularly traversed sun-bleached streets dedicated to stardom. she became fascinated by how celebrity is created and, eventually, set out to make her own portraits—inspired by the technicolor images of the 1940s and 1950s. here, she re-creates the look of vintage publicity photos using ordinary people. swipe through for more.