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ROMANCING THE RAIN

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niemann-cover-690x962“When I arrived in New York for the first time, it was pouring. Maybe that’s why, to my mind, there’s no place on earth where being stuck in traffic on a rainy day is more beautiful.” Clearly, there’s no end to the ways in which New York City can work its magic. German illustrator Christoph Niemann manages to make being stuck in traffic in New York City in the rain look like an exquisitely melancholy experience–thanks to a brilliant interactive cover for this week’s New Yorker that may succeed in making City dwellers long for a rainy day.

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SINGING THE BLUE

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The yet-to-be-published cover of this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, which tells the story of forgotten 1930’s female blues singers Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas.  Talk about perfect pitch.

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HEARTY

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Turkey, bacon, gruyere cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce, and dijon mayonnaise. Sounds like a New Yorker to me. The sandwich, that is, being offered by the London cafe chain, Benugo, which has just undergone a branding makeover that includes cute visuals, like this poster.

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BIG TIMES

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 The New York Times seems to be getting bigger–and better, I say–lately. They gave uncharacteristically large prominence to a Barbara Kruger text piece a few weeks back, and yesterday Anthony Burrill got the two-page spread treatment.

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SLEEP DEPRIVED

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SALE PRICE

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narrow white spacephotonarrow white spacenarrow white spaceBarbara Kruger weighs in on consumer culture on a recent New York Times editorial page.

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LADY BLUE

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“Whether in 50 or 100 or 200 years, there’s a good chance that New York City will sink beneath the sea.” For an editorial on climate change, Owen Freeman provides a haunting illustration.