Luckily, expectations were low–after all, this is the crew that once had a monkey paint one of its covers. Semi-legitimized with an introduction by Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report writer Eric Drysdale, the book came together in a whopping three months last spring, with Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano, and book designer Patricia Dwyer helming Mad‘s Usual Gang of Idiots. Together, they culled 26,000 magazine pages into the book’s 256. It includes more than 500 covers, the names of everyone who ever contributed to Mad (mainly so they would buy the book), and essays addressing Mad lore: Who was Bill Gaines? Who is Alfred E. Neuman? What were the Mad editorial trips like? Has Mad ever been sued? What’s Mad been like post-Bill Gaines? … [Read more...] about The Ascent Of “Mad”: See 60 Years Of Comic Subversion
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Over the summer, against the backdrop of this unprecedented catalyst, then-candidate Joe Biden made the unusual decision to make caregiving a central piece of his platform: He introduced a $775 billion 10-year plan to improve care for children and the elderly alike and create better jobs for caregivers and childcare providers. “It’s the first time a man is leading an issue that’s so often associated [with] women’s work,” says Lelaine Bigelow, the managing director of external affairs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. “He speaks to it from his own lived experience.” … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a caregiving crisis. Here’s how Biden may address it
I’m not alone, according to Immi’s founders, who conducted focus groups before launching the brand. “There are many people who grew up loving ramen but have stopped eating it entirely because it’s unhealthy,” Lee says. “But these people are still nostalgic about the food. This is precisely who we’re targeting.” … [Read more...] about This startup wants to do the impossible: make healthy instant ramen
Other states are delegating such tools to local levels. Texas’s Dallas County had 50,000 sign-ups within the first two days of launch of its registration website for those in phases 1a and 1b. This week, Dallas opened its first “mega-site” for COVID vaccines, at recreational area Fair Park, where it aims to vaccinate at least 1,000 people a day. The county will be doing a “media blitz” to promote both the registration website and the mega-site, both at a county level and within its 26 cities. The county also expects the State of Texas to roll out “a more robust site towards the end of the month that will be able to match individuals with nearby locations that have vaccine availability.” … [Read more...] about How will you actually know when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine?