Shifting gears

The cover of the latest (10/26/20) New Yorker, which I post here only because it’s sweet and coronavirus-relevant:

About the cover, R. Kikuo Johnson’s “Shifting Gears”, in a piece by Françoise Mouly on the magazine’s website on 10/19, beginning:

As covid-19 infection rates have risen in New York, and the city braces for winter, it can be hard to see a reason for optimism. For his latest New Yorker cover, R. Kikuo Johnson finds one: the welcome surge of cycling across the boroughs. We recently talked to Johnson about biking, working from home, and one of his favorite views in the city.

Earlier on this blog, in my 5/27/16 posting “Graduation Day”, an earlier New Yorker cover by Johnson, with information about him (and a photo); now very much a New Yorker, he grew up on Maui; his given name Kikuo is Japanese. (For comparison, I am now very much a Californian, though I grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania and my name is entirely German Swiss. This is all very American.)


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