June 8, 2018

Come Go With Saturday


“The Lifeboat is Taken Through the Dunes” by Michael Ancher, born 169 years ago today.


Well, that was a week. A hell of a week, rife with news — much of it bad, some of it good, seemingly all of it very intense. We’ve rolled with it as best we could, and now, at long last, we find ourselves in the promised land: Saturday. Let’s take stock of where we’ve been:

Revered English historian Eric Hobsbawm, who died in 2012, was born 101 years ago today, in Alexandria.

It was also a complete pleasure to publish:

There were, as ever, a couple stories we just didn’t get to:

We published one book this week:

And finally: it is Saturday, and there’s only one thing that can fully assuage our fear that the week may sneak past the guards and start itself up all over again: a cartoon. Since three days ago marked the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, this is probably as fine a time as any to revisit Ward Kimball’s Escalation, which memorably skewers Lyndon Johnson, the president RFK would have succeeded. Think of this the next time our current infant-in-chief whines that no president’s ever been given a harder time than him.

That’s that — keep cool, stay hydrated, and meet us back here Monday morning, when there will surely be much for us all to talk about.