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New Yorker Cartoon Editor Explores What Makes Us 'Get It'

Humor is both a creative and a cognitive process, says Bob Mankoff, who has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker since 1977. His memoir is called How About Never — Is Never Good For You?

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Music Reviews

After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

On Feb. 5, 1953, Powell was uncommunicative face to face at the New York jazz club Birdland. But when he sat at the keys, it was a whole other story.

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