SPECTATOR: TURN-OFF OF THE CENTURY

WHAT IF THEY GAVE A MILLENNIUM AND NOBODY CAME?

Lee Lorenz, the longtime cartoon editor of the New Yorker, has confirmed my suspicions: the magazine is running fewer and fewer cartoons featuring bearded men in white robes holding placards emblazoned with some variation on the end is near. This strikes me as odd since, at least from a strictly millennial point of view, the end is near. Shouldn't we be seeing more of these guys, both in real life and breaking up the gray columns of Joe Klein articles? "It's just one of those cartoon cliches that are pretty well played out," Lorenz says. "It's like desert-island cartoons. You always...

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