You don’t have to be a regular reader of MAD magazine to recognize the work of Sergio Aragonés: he’s contributed more cartoons and comics to the satirical magazine than just about any other artist in the world. His work is collected in a new book, Sergio Aragonés: Five Decades of His Finest Work, and I recently spoke to him about it.
In today’s National Post, I look at how the word made it to the street.
In today’s National Post I take a brief look at the longlist for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize, and talk to Geoffrey Dawe and Jeanne Beker about the fate of Toronto-based magazine publishers, Kontent. I also review some of the Midnight Madness films playing this year’s Worldwide Short Film festival.
In today’s National Post, I profile sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay — there’s a longer version of the piece over on The Afterword. Watch for my review on The Ampersand on Friday. I also take a quick look at the battle that unfolded on Twitter this past between between staff writer Susan Orlean and ex-staffer Dan Baum.
In today’s National Post I take a look at the new partnership between Luminato and The Atlantic — and where that leaves The Walrus — and examine the buzz around Leonard Cohen’s two old novels, which a couple of countries are bringing back into print (the original blog post can be found here.)
In today’s National Post, I chat with author Simon Winchester about his new book The Man Who Loved China. Also: I spoke to Ken Alexander yesterday about his resignation from The Walrus. Read the Q & A here.
Who Moved My Idol? In today’s National Post I talk to archaeologists about the new Indiana Jones movie. Plus, I take a look at the relaunch of Toro magazine.