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Best New Yorker Cover Ever

The artist is named Ana Juan. WaPo coverage here. [1] If they gave Academy Awards for illustrations, she would sweep the field. Brava!

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#1 Comment By srs On January 9, 2015 @ 6:48 pm

What about the one w/the (former) NY congressman (forget his name) who kept sexting gals he wasn’t married to. If I remember correctly, it cast him as a King Kong type character….
(sorry to be vague – it’s friday and my head hurts…)

#2 Comment By dominic1955 On January 9, 2015 @ 7:16 pm

What about the 2000 people killed by the equally crazy Muslims of Boko Haram recently? I’m not a bleeding heart by any stretch of the imagination, but one has to wonder if the fact that they are just 3rd world darkie regular people in Africa and not lefty dick and fart journalists that there is no similar chic public mourning…

#3 Comment By Darth Thulhu On January 9, 2015 @ 8:14 pm

Stark and evocative. Truly beautiful.

#4 Comment By Gregory Nearing On January 9, 2015 @ 9:29 pm

As a Animation Student currently enrolled in Sheridan College, I dream to make pieces this good.

#5 Comment By Winston On January 10, 2015 @ 3:43 am

“Tariq Ramadan, professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, said on Thursday the attacks had to be condemned but added that there was a need to give the same value to all human life.

“As much as we condemn the attacks, we need people throughout the world to give the same value to any human life… people are being killed by the same violent extremists in Syria and Iraq, it’s as if this is normal? So twelve [people] in France, [and] this is an international controversy and evokes a reaction, while the others are normal?”

Ramadan said the attacks came at a time when mainstream political parties in Europe had joined the far-right in attacking and stigmatising Islam and Muslims, adding that this remained a worrying trend on the continent.
“There is an normalisation of this discourse in the West, not only from the far-right, traditional parties are Islamising [blaming] all problems, creating a climate of Islamophobia.”
“Western governments asking Muslims to apologise,” shows that some states believe the “lives of Arabs and Muslims have less value than the lives of Westerners,” Ramadan said.”

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Tariq Ramadan: The West, terrorism and Islam
Prominent Muslim scholar, Tariq Ramadan, condemns attack in Paris but says the West is fueling Islamophobia.

#6 Comment By Labropotes On January 10, 2015 @ 11:28 am

This is nice but on the BBC world service this morning, a woman named Ann Kopf (perhaps misspelled), a reader at London Metropolitan University, said free speech is all well and good but we can’t allow an unrestrained right to offend. She said such cartoons as CH published were also published in Germany in the 30’s and had inflamed the hatred of Jews and lead to the Holocaust. So that kind of thing can’t be allowed. Neither the host nor the other guest pushed back at all. That’s how much the west loves free speech. To the BBC’s credit, they edited most of her comments out of the podcast of the program. But the battle for freedom of thought never ends, and it can’t be amicable.

#7 Comment By Philo Vaihinger On January 10, 2015 @ 1:48 pm

Looks to me like she is blaming the cartoonists. The blood is on their pencil.

#8 Comment By Philo Vaihinger On January 10, 2015 @ 1:49 pm

Your picture cuts off the top of the pencil tip, so people looking just here can’t see it. The weapon that drew the blood, in her picture, is the pencil.

#9 Comment By sdb On January 10, 2015 @ 6:26 pm

Re: Ramadan’s and dom1955’s argument… I think the difference is the message sent. It is the difference between a black man being lynched and a white killed in a liquor store hold up gone awry. Yes, a person died in each case and are morally equivalent in that sense. But in the case of the lynching, there is a political message being sent that compounds the significance of the event. In the case of Isis and Boko Haram, the violence is wrong (and has been extensively covered and condemned), but in the case of CH, there is a message attached that the press shouldn’t be free.

The freedom of the press is foundational to the west and enlightened cultures – when it is attacked our response should be vociferous.

#10 Comment By Reinhold On January 12, 2015 @ 5:23 pm

“That’s how much the west loves free speech.”
Seriously, when is someone going to point out that France has a TERRIBLE record on free speech protections and hardly has even a working conception of freedom of expression? Has everyone forgotten Faurisson? At the time the French were under the impression that to allow Holocaust denial in print is equivalent to endorsing the same! Their hate speech and libel laws are typical of W. Europe, and it’s a total joke to pretend that they have a legacy of freedom of expression that needs defending. If anything, it needs defending not from non-state actors with no legal authority, but from the French legal regime itself––and then, not defending, but basically it needs constructing, since it doesn’t really exist.