Christmas Cover


50 Years of New Yorker Christmas Covers

New Yorker Christmas covers, 1961 to 2014. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge. Which cover is your favorite? I like 1967! Here are the same covers via a slideshow. I love the New Yorker, and this year I’m treating myself to a subscription. It’s just a $1 an issue. All the details are on the […]



JenX on KOSU

It’s been several months since I mentioned the JenX commentary on KOSU, so I thought I’d share some links to some recent essays. You can catch a different Jennifer every Tuesday morning around 7:35 a.m. It’s 91.7 in the Oklahoma City area and 107.5 in the Tulsa market. KOSU is a public radio station and […]

Movie: Annie for a New Generation

Homemade Annie Dresss with locket from the 1982 Annie Era.

New Generation Annie

Jennifer Wilks is an associate professor of English and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She’s written a piece for xojane about the upcoming remake of Little Orphan Annie starring African American child acress Quvenzhané (Kwah-Vin-Jah-Nay) Wallis. She reminds us of Carmen Jones (from the 1943 musical and 1954 […]