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Posts Tagged ‘Chris Ware’

NY Press Club Award Winners Announced

The 2014 New York Press Club Award winners have been announced, with Steven Brill taking home the most prestigious honor — the Gold Keyboard. Brill won for his Time piece “Bitter Pill: Why Our Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony June 9 at the Water Club.

As for organizations, The Wall Street Journal has bragging rights. It won the most awards with nine. Bloomberg News (which included Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, WBBR and Bloomberg Television) was the runner-up with eight awards. Time came in third with six.

Below is the full list of winners. Congrats to all.

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New Yorker‘s First 2014 Cover is a Gem

originalAnnouncing the winner of our annual Cover of The Year contest has us in the magazine cover spirit. So it’s nice to see that The New Yorker has started 2014 off right, with a great illustration by Chris Ware.

Ware writes that the cover — titled “All Together Now” — shows how some people are addicted to documenting special moments, instead of merely experiencing them live:

Sometimes, I’ve noticed with horror that the memories I have of things like my daughter’s birthday parties or the trips we’ve taken together are actually memories of the photographs I took, not of the events themselves, and together, the two somehow become ever more worn and overwrought, like lines gone over too many times in a drawing. The more we give over of ourselves to these devices, the less of our own minds it appears we exercise, and worse, perhaps even concomitantly, the more we coddle and covet the devices themselves.

The New Yorker Goes with Two Moms for Mother’s Day Cover

One day The New Yorker publishing a Mother’s Day cover featuring two moms won’t be a thing, but for now, it still is. However, we’re getting there. For example, our first reaction to this cover was “Man, that’s a nice kitchen.”

Chris Ware created the illustration and shared some thoughts on it with the New Yorker’s Culture Blog:

Few people today don’t know—or have in their families—at least one loving couple who are raising children, same-sex or not. And it’s really just the loving part that matters. That same-sex marriage could go from its preliminary draft of ‘diagnosable’ to the final edit of ‘so what?’ must indicate some positive evolution on the part of the larger human consciousness.