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Shouts & Murmurs
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At the helm of this endeavor is editor Emma Allen, whose eye for talent and appreciation for both the absurd and the satirical help Daily Shouts stand out. What was your interest in comedy before you got the Daily Shouts position? Did you write or produce humor before, or did you have other interests and the transition happened organically? I've always been interested in comedy as diversion, coping mechanism, etc. In fact, my best friend in high school did standup, so I attended more than my share of horrifying open-mic nights before I could legally buy a beer.
Brevity is soul. Usually that quote is longer, but who has that kinda time? Hallie Cantor is more invested in the economy of words than most. When Cantor was writing for the campus satirical newspaper at Brown University, she realized she had a talent for delivering humor in sustained short bursts. After a stint at uber-comedy blog, Splitsider, Cantor joined the editorial team at CollegeHumor , contributing written pieces and working on sketches. While she enjoys writing short pieces in magazines and on Inside Amy , Cantor is also preparing to branch out.
By Thomas Kunkel. New York: Random House. The magazine he founded, The New Yorker, emanated a wit and urbanity that seemed the essence of the city that drew us. We read avidly James Thurber's memoir "The Years With Ross," which might well have been called "My Life and Hard Times With Ross," portraying the editor as a sort of manic-obsessive, bumbling Thurber male, scattering "goddamn its" and "God blesses" like ashes from his ever-present cigarette. It seems astonishing that even then no one had written a full-scale biography of Ross, who died of cancer in ; for nearly 40 more years all we have had has been a light collation of delectable anecdotes dished out by Thurber and other memoirists. Not that a Freud-laden tome was required, but here was a man who created and edited for a quarter of a century a magazine that was publishing some of the best humor, cartoons, fiction and reportage in the country. Now, in "Genius in Disguise," Thomas Kunkel has written a fully rounded account of Ross's career that does the editor that Ross was justice and entertains as well.
The piece, " Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz ," was a cute but not exactly inspired riff on what it's like dating a jewish guy "Bald men trigger a primal fear in him" , directly plucked from her own experiences — as she said on Instagram, the piece is a "love letter" to her boyfriend Jack Antonoff and her dog Lamby. But does that easy access mean a celebrity column is automatically awful? Well, sometimes. But not always!
SHOUTS AND MURMURS Introduction To Sally
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New Yorker expands online humor section with “The Borowitz Report” and new Shouts & Murmurs blog