the new yorker

Adrian Tomine

The cover of the November 12th issue of The New Yorker effectively summed up the two big stories coming out of New York City this past month: Hurricane Sandy and Election 2012. In the picture, a backpacked shaggy-haired man, chest-high in water, searches for his polling place among the pitch-black flooded streets of the Big Apple.  It’s a drawing that someone makes a city of over eight million people seem like a very lonely place to be.

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We read, with great disappointment, about Jonah Lehrer's resignation from the The New Yorker yesterday after admitting that he published fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in his best-selling book, “Imagine."  Jonah was the very first guest on Word of Mouth’s pilot broadcast in March of 2008.