The Modest Proposal

Summer 2010

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
—Groucho Marx

In This Issue...

Miscellaneous Words on Comedy and Humor

Biography

Review of Hitch-22: A Memoir

Christopher Hitchens looks back on his famously outspoken, contrarian, and witty life.

Interview

A Polymath's Polymath: A Conversation with Kevin Jackson

The busiest writer, journalist, and filmmaker you've probably never heard of discusses his work and talks about his formative influences.

Literature

Joint review of Armageddon in Retrospect and Look at the Birdie

How does Kurt Vonnegut's posthumously published work compare with the stuff that made him famous?

Videogames

Humor in Games: A Challenge to the Game Design Community

What passes as comedic in videogames is often anything but...so how can games succeed at humor?

Media

Dan Gilbert Does Digital Discourse, and So Do You

How the Lebron James shakeup signals for the future of media farces.

Art

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