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Underground comics come to Egypt

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To Laugh That We May Not Weep

A nearly forgotten cartoonist we need to look at — right now!

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By Luz, from Catharsis, his memoir about the terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in January. Luz, a cartoonist for the magazine, was late to work on the…

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The Joke

By Justin E. H. Smith, from “The Fundamentals of Gelastics,” a work in progress. Smith’s latest book, Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference (Princeton), will be published in June. In…

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Never, Again

From letters rejecting Art Spiegelman’s Maus, sent by editors at publishing houses to his agent in 1983. MetaMaus, a collection of interviews and documents about the development and publication of…

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