Emily Flake, The New Yorker

Emily Flake

The New Yorker

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Past articles by Emily:

“Sesame Avenue”: Characters from the New Sesame Workshop Show for People in Their Thirties

Lulu the estimated-taxes monster, Dowdy the caftan fiend, Counter McClock the baby-age calculator, and others. → Read More

Glossary for the Original “Top Gun,” as We Understood It in 1986

Maverick loves to go fast and not play by the rules. → Read More

Confessions of a New Mitski Lover

The indie musician’s songs are full of experiences I’ve had but am unlikely to ever have again. → Read More

I’m Timothée Chalamet, and This Was Supposed to Be My Controversial Oscars Night

“The Academy Awards briefly came to a stunning halt Sunday night when Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, after which Will Smith went ... → Read More

Overheard in New York

Cartoonists hit the streets for some stealth snooping. → Read More

The Top Ten Holiday Trends of 2021

Johanna Gohmann humorously writes on, and Emily Flake illustrates, holiday trends for 2021, including empty stockings, existential Elves on the Shelf, and eggnog that’s really pure vodka. → Read More

Two Cartoonists Walk Into a Bar

On a jaunt to Bemelmans Bar, Roz and Emily muse about what they’d put in a mural. → Read More

Daily Cartoon: Thursday, August 19th

“It’s the only thing that I could make out of the C.S.A. box this week.” → Read More

Why Do You Want to Unsubscribe? WHY?!

We’re sad to see you go. If you have a moment, will you please tell us why you unsubscribed? Please? Failure to do so will cancel your request. 1. ... → Read More

Potential Spinoffs of HBO’s “Mare of Easttown”

Taking the town public, “rust belts” coming off, a beloved local bear acting like a bear, and other future story lines. → Read More

Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, February 23rd

“The shelters were all out of dogs, so we decided to have a pandemic baby.” → Read More

Bonus Daily Cartoon: What Could Have Meme

“Daddy’s sulking because he never came up with a good Bernie meme.” → Read More

Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating

Have your kid bomb a few Zoom meetings while eating sugar straight from the bag. → Read More

We Can No Longer Pretend We’re Not Free-Falling

A Comic Strip by Emily Flake: Maybe all comfort is an illusion. → Read More

How to Save the Post Office

Buy a twenty-four pack of the new “Forever??” stamps; form a human shield around mailboxes, softly singing protest songs like “Please Mr. Postman”; and other ideas. → Read More

My Stupid Quarantine Body

Did I think that somehow, at forty-two, I’d be able to hone my body into a weapon? → Read More

Homeschool Spirit Week!

Pajama Day! Today’s the day to pretend you haven’t been in pajamas since this whole thing started. → Read More

“Parent” as a Verb: Quarantine Edition

We’re just doing the same thing everyone else is doing—muddling through as best we can. → Read More

Adages for the Age of Quarantine

A journey of a thousand miles just isn’t gonna happen anytime soon. → Read More

How I Wish to Receive Notifications

Emily Flake writes a humorous list of how she would like to receive notifications for suspicious credit-card activity, dentist appointments, and other routine things. → Read More