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Pat Cooper, stand-up comic who mined his Italian roots, dies at 93

Credited with coining the phrase “bada-bing,” Mr. Cooper’s schtick was the Italian version of Jackie Mason’s jokes about Jewish mothers.

By Michael S. RosenwaldJune 8, 2023

A Black father wrote a book about ‘the talk’ — to show why it’s necessary

“You don’t want to take away any of their innocence. But you have to,” said artist Darrin Bell, whose memoir reveals how he taught his son about racism in the U.S.

By Michael CavnaJune 6, 2023

‘American Born Chinese’ joins the conversation on bullying and stereotypes

Gene Luen Yang’s acclaimed 2006 graphic novel, “American Born Chinese,” becomes a Disney Plus show illuminating the Asian American experience.

By Michael CavnaMay 24, 2023

Sam Gross, cartoonist of ‘radical honesty,’ dies at 89

With visual gags that were outrageous and sometimes shocking, he was a regular contributor to National Lampoon and the New Yorker.

By Michael S. RosenwaldMay 9, 2023

Two funny New Yorker artists lured us into their mind-bending worlds

New Yorker cover artist Bruce McCall and cartoonist Sam Gross changed our perspective on humor.

By Michael CavnaMay 9, 2023

Coming out in the wash

Michael de Adder cartoon on sportswashing, whitewashing and brainwashing.

By Michael de AdderJune 9, 2023

Out-of-body email

Ellis Rosen cartoon on caterpillars, butterflies and out-of-office emails.

By Ellis RosenJune 9, 2023

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ post-credits scenes hint they’ll be back

As implied in the post-credits scenes, the end of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” trilogy doesn't mean we've seen the last of this deep-space corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

By David BetancourtMay 5, 2023

How James Gunn bounced back to become one of Hollywood’s most powerful people

"Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3" filmmaker James Gunn reveals how his lowest moment — being fired by Disney — turned into one of the best days of his life.

By Michael CavnaMay 4, 2023

How cartoonists are satirizing the Carlson and Lemon firings

Cartoonists on both sides of the political aisle were quick to satirize the Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon departures.

By Michael CavnaApril 26, 2023

‘The Mandalorian’ season finale: Baby Yoda finally gets a dad

The planet of Mandalore is up for grabs in the Season 3 finale of “The Mandalorian.”

By David BetancourtApril 19, 2023

Edward Koren, cartoonist who drew his shaggier alter-ego, dies at 87

The New Yorker cartoonist gently skewered urbanites and crunchy Vermonters for more than six decades with hairy, cleverly-drawn characters.

By Michael S. RosenwaldApril 18, 2023