Thursday, February 19, 2015

9 Covers for The New Yorker's 90th

Françoise Mouly in The New Yorker.

Kadir Nelson

When the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, asked me months ago to think of ways to celebrate our ninetieth anniversary, I knew at least where to start: with the cover of the very first issue, from February of 1925, by the art editor Rea Irvin.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Understanding Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Translation: “After the scandal of Christ in the Avignon piss... All religions down the shitter ”

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has received a lot of attention after last month's attack at their office. Some of the criticism directed at Charlie Hebdo is uncalled for and inaccurate. This website tries to explain the cartoons within the context they were published so that they may be better understood.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Shooting at Copenhagen blasphemy seminar

From BBC News.

Danish police have said three officers were shot and wounded at blasphemy debate in Copenhagen where the French ambassador was speaking.

Two gunmen are said to be still at large.

Reports say up to 40 shots were fired outside the venue in the Danish capital.

Controversial Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who in 2007 drew pictures of the Prophet Muhammad dressed as a dog, was also present at the debate.

Friday, February 13, 2015

World Press Photo 2015

Mads Nissen, Denmark
Jon and Alex, a gay couple during an intimate moment, St. Petersburg, Russia

All the winners at World Press Photo.