Oats for a Hippocampus
Even longtime readers of The New Yorker know little of the man responsible for its famed first department, entitled "The Talk of the Town." When last week's issue appeared bearing a cover-picture of a small seahorse eating oats from a nosebag, few readers found anything remarkable in the artist's initials, E. B. W. E. B. W. stands for small, diffident 32-year-old Elwyn Brooks ("Andy")
White, writer of "The Talk of the Town." The seahorse cover was Writer White's first venture in illustrating.
Writer White is the second prominent staffman of...