Tuesday, 19 February 2008

78: Gays in the Military 1993 - Robert Mankoff

Robert Mankoff in “The New Yorker” 15 February 1993

Many of the cartoons in "The New York" in the '90s are characterised by addressing topical issues through sideways excursions into unexpected but slightly twee pop culture references. Not much bite, and the humour is more of a self-congratulatory dip into the nostalgia-bath of a generation's guilty cultural reminiscences. Of course, as I write the above I'm listening to Herb Alpert's version of "A Walk in the Black Forest" so I haven't got a leg to stand on.

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