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New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff

The New Yorker may be known for great long-form journalism, but the magazine's tone is set by its whimsical cartoons and illustrations poking fun at the serious, the topical, and the timeless. Longtime cartoon editor Bob Mankoff's new memoir is a journey through a life spent on the serious business of being funny, along the way introducing us to the quirky personalities behind favorite cartoons.

Bob Mankoff - Photo Credit to Davina Pardo (1)
Bob Mankoff. Credit: Davina Pardo

See Featured Cartoons

First Cartoon, "The Point of View," first appeared in the British magazine Punch in 1899.

Cartoons Featured in Bob Mankoff's New Memoir

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A WAMU Guide To The 2015 National Book Festival

Need some help navigating the schedule? We've come up with an agenda that highlights authors we’ve spoken with here at WAMU.

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The Democracy Of The Diner (Rebroadcast)

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. We get an update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.

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Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

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