Don’t worry, I won’t post about every issue since early April, when I started a break from this blog. (That would be a great way to get 6 more months behind…!) So, just highlights.
Let’s start with covers that caught my attention:
It reminded me of a friend telling me about just such a picnic that he and his wife had on the floor of their first house in Park Slope — takeout and champagne.
And, it’s called “Warmth.” Awww.
Alas, I suffer from spring allergies. So for me, all this loveliness comes with itchy eyes and non-stop sneezing. In early spring, I wake up every morning wondering if this is the day I’ll need to start popping pills.
I saw commentary on the trend of stay-at-home dads and their struggles fitting into what has been a mom-focused world. Eric read it more specifically as a mom hoping for the company of other moms and being disappointed.
And it’s another story when you see the title: “Mother’s Day.”
I’m a sucker for a color palette of grey-blues and deep reds or oranges (as you might know if you’ve walked in the front door of my home). And I love the rough textures and blocky shapes against the intricacy of the lace and the bouquet.
But it’s not just a lovely image. It also exemplifies how the best New Yorker covers provide a prominent platform for artists to use their work to comment on the events of the day.