27 May 2006

Time to buy Harper's

Retailer pulls magazine featuring Muhammad cartoons [CBC news]

So Harper's Magazine is running in their June issue a dozen of the infamous Danish cartoons that featured the Prophet Mohammed. Indigo/Chapters will not sell them. I'll bet I can find a bookseller in Victoria that will; I'll keep you posted.

EDIT: On our way home tonight we stopped in at Thrifty's and then detoured to London Drugs where I found the Harper's issue in question. I haven't read it yet but I am delighted to see that the article discusses those cartoons, and also other controversial cartoons and the history thereof, is authored by Art Spiegelman.

tags: controversy, media, Harper's Magazine.


Xolo said...

I picked up a copy of the magazine. The article that features the cartoons is written by Art Spiegelman (a cartoonist who wrote/drew the Mauss books - also worthwhile if you are not familiar with them).

The article is very good - an interesting analysis of the fallout.

Chloe said...

Probably one of those indie magazine shops.

I know, it's been awhile. How are things?

Cheryl said...

Xolo: I grabbed a copy tonight; haven't read the article yet but was happy to see it was authored by Spiegelman.

Chloe: yeah, I was going to get a copy at SubText on campus on Monday... but found it at London Drugs.

It has been a while... things are mostly good.