September 4, 1991
From: Roy ShattGlen BurnieI have been an avid fan of Rob Snyder's cartoons for some time now and would like to commend him on his outstanding work.Every Sunday morning, I flip to the center of the Anne Arundel County Sun first, to see who or what is the subject of his satire.His cartoons are not only humorous but insightful, giving a unique perspective to the current events of our county. They have lent themselves to discussions with our neighbors, family and friends on the current affairs ofAnne Arundel County, as almost never a Sunday goes by without someone saying, "Did you see Snyder's cartoon this morning?"
December 26, 1996
One of the best things about Cibo Matto's debut album, "Viva! La Woman," is the way it conjures a whole world of people and emotions through its inventive use of sound.Working with a small group of musicians and a whole lot of technology, the duo -- singer Miho Hatori and keyboardist Yuka Honda -- have created one of the coziest and most entertaining havens to be found on disc. From wispy puffs of synthesizer to clanking electronic percussion to whispered trumpet obbligati, the instruments combine in every way imaginable, turning the album into a sort of aural smorgasbord.
October 29, 1990
LOS ANGELES -- Marvel Productions will produce cartoons for movie theaters that will be shown prior to Twentieth Century Fox releases, the two companies said.The studio said that the cartoons, to be called "Fox Toons," should be ready for Fox summer movies in 1991.The studio's deal with Marvel follows a similar effort by Walt Disney Co., which has packaged Roger Rabbit cartoons with "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and "Dick Tracy."The company did not say how many cartoons Marvel will produce. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Fox said that it will retain rights to the cartoons after Marvel delivers them.
February 9, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Americans are thoroughly comfortable with what we know well, such as in thinking that the enlightened West basks in the doctrine of free speech while pious Muslims condemn hate-filled cartoons with violent demonstrations. In our post-9/11 world, all is well. But something is amiss. As a person of faith, I found the cartoons published by the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten to be racist, base and grossly offensive. I was again distressed by the level to which anti-Islamic dogma has grown, and kept asking myself the same questions: Why did this paper publish these vile cartoons, and why did some Muslims respond with disturbing violence?
June 4, 1991
Let us not dwell on the question of whether the Baltimore Museum of Art ought to bring in an exhibit of animated cartoons for 12 weeks, because the answer -- no! -- is simply too obvious. Let us instead consider "That's all Folks!: Bugs Bunny and Friends Present the Art of Animation" (through Aug. 25) strictly on its own terms.Much has been written about the creativity and ingenuity of the Warner Bros. cartoons of the 1930s to the 1960s, the subject of this sprawling show. Steve Schneider, author of the catalog and brochure which accompany it, credits Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones and the other creators of Warner cartoons with giving their works a brashness, irreverence, topicality and sheer speed -- and their characters a multidimensionality -- missing in other products.
February 2, 2006
PARIS -- French and German newspapers republished caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad yesterday in what they called a defense of freedom of expression, sparking fresh anger among Muslims. The drawings have divided opinion within Europe and the Middle East since a Danish newspaper first printed them in September. Islamic tradition bars any depiction of the prophet to prevent idolatry. The cartoons include an image of Muhammad wearing a turban shaped as a bomb and another portraying him holding a sword.