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Party Animals: Nast and Beard

Burns, Sarah. “Party Animals: Thomas Nast, William Holbrook Beard, and the Bears of Wall Street.” American Art Journal 30.1-2 (1999): 8-35.

Abstracted by: Andrew Sinnery… 323 more words

To be or not to be Charlie

Teresa Prados-Torreira

To be or not to be Charlie, that has been the question many academics and commentators have pondered for the last two weeks. At first glance it seems obvious that the answer to this dilemma should be a wholehearted affirmation of the need to stand in solidarity with the French magazine, with the murdered cartoonists, and in support of free speech. 526 more words


Jackasses and Elephants--1/15 in history

It was on this day, 15 January 1870, that the famous American editorial cartoonist Thomas Nast–also known for taking down the Tammany Hall ring and its boss William Magear Tweed through is political cartoons–cemented the jackass as the symbol of the Democratic Party. 200 more words

Flashback Fridays

January 15, 1919: One If by Treacle

January 15, 1919

It was midway through the lunch hour on an unseasonably warm day in Boston, Massachusetts. Folks outside taking in the nice weather were the first to hear the loud rumbling… 394 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Why are satirical political cartoons so powerful?

Through Tammany Hall, the New York City Democratic political machine in the late 19th century, “Boss” William M. Tweed essentially controlled the city’s government and much of the state’s. 82 more words


Coyne: Charlie Hebdo's fight remains our fight

Among the dead in the Charlie Hebdo massacre, we read, were not only the magazine’s editor, the cartoonist Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier, and seven members of his staff, but also his police bodyguard. 874 more words


Hero of a thousand faces

At our house when we have a standing answer to questions that my son and daughter ask that I cannot answer. We simply decide we will have to “ask Google” as if Google is someone who will be sitting in his or her usual place at the dinner table. 117 more words