October 31, 2014
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Late and Latest

The moral life of genius. For Nautilus. And the great Len Small, CD.

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In this week’s The Nation. Great help here from Roane Carey, Muna Mire and Robert Best. Great collabs.Tar Sands Pipeline of politics

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For the Boston Globe:

The Scott Brown / Jeanne Shaheen senate race may all come down to the question: who is most “New Hampshire”?
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Great thanks this week to Lauren Draper and the gang at The NY Observer for this fun cover of music wizard Jason Flom. Special thanks to Katy Perry and Jessie J!

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 FIFA’s Sepp Blatter looks like his name. And so does his reputation.

For 8X8. Thanks to Priest + Grace.

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My cover for The Texas Observer. This isn’t about fracking. It is what happen when Keystone digs up your land for their tar sands pipeline. You become a waste management expert.

Here is my page for the LA Times commemorating the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam war. All based on a lie.

See it at the Times site HERE.

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This for Capital NY, riffs on Andrew Cuomo’s new book. Now you don’t have to buy it.

See it HERE.

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Politics, like rust, never rests, although drawing politics is very restful to me. Here’s the result of some very serene hours in my studio. Also find below some gift-art for really wonderful people (who are especially wonderful for forgiving these).

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George II of the Game of Bushes

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George I

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Newsweek, back and beautiful.

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Jeb for The Baffler.

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Tina Brown for Politico Magazine,

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and her pal Barry Diller.

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New portraits for my presidents project. Obama here,

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TR,

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Abe,

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FDR,

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FDR again.

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Speaking of presidents, Dennis Dittrich is in his last term as president of the Society of Illustrators. Always a warm, nurturing presence, at the SI or the classroom. And a friend for over 20 years.  Your humble artist was asked to render Dennis (so to speak) for the next annual.

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Bill deBlasio for The NY Observer,

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For another NY Observer cover, my old pal, Al Sharpton.

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Peter Ward,

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Carly Fiorina,

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Chirlane McCray.

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 Some Democratic donors: S. Donald Sussman,

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Steve Mostyn,Saban Heads600

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Tom Steyer (oiy).

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Freud and friends do a selfie for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Ozzy Osbourne, Washington Post.

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Fran Drescher as a kid, for Tablet.

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JEH for Tablet

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and his delightful wife, Heather, for The Washimgtonian.

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Rockefeller heir, Democratic donor Alida Messinger.

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Dick Fuld

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Another gift piece, asked by the NY Philharmonic to paint Glenn Dicterow, retiring concert master, with music directors he has played with over the years:

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Kurt Mazur,

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Zubin Mehta,

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and the current MD, Alan Gilbert.

New York PhilharmonicHe took it very well. A delightful man who will, we hope, keep making beautiful music.

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For a summer movies story, written and drawn by me, for The Hollywood Reporter.

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John Kerry for The National Journal

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Woody, for an Oscars article, written and drawn by me, for The Los Angeles Tmes.

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The legendary editor Victor Navasky for The Nation Wine Club, with

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Eleanor Roosevelt,

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Molly Ivins,

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James Baldwin

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Democratic Donor and Cubs owner Laura Ricketts

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The always exciting Helen Thomas, Politico Magazine,Brokaw 600

 Tom Brokaw. The Washington Post.Ryan Card600

The College-to-Google Pipeline

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A Jersey scofflaw. Fortune magazine.

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Hillary, armed and dangerous. American Prospect.

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Reagan, as I’ve always seen him. A showboating gas-bag most fowl.

Improve on “Redskins”? That’s Easy.

In today’s Washington Post: my top picks for a new name for the Redskins. What’s yours? Online here.

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Renaming the Redskins

In Sunday’s Washington Post! My six picks for a name that better reflects the Beltway Real.

See all 6 HERE.Gippers

Summer Movies!

Here are the top movies of the summer (with their original casts!)

From The Hollywood Reporter.

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How to Train Your Dragon II

Young viking (Adam Silver) discovers it’s not so easy to train his dragon (Donald Sterling).

 

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Vindictive troll (The Sultan Of Brunei) is insulted by the local townspeople (Sherry Lansing, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg).

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Chris Christie and friends go out to practice tunes but end up becoming a major public nuisance.

 

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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts takes a culinary tour of major media establishments.

 

Bob Newman’s portrait goes to . . .

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So honored to be a part of the Bob Newman auction and grateful to Mr. Doug Kahn of Malibu CA, who gets this original of the Great Bob, for whom we wish every great thing in the world. Thanks all.