The Black Keys made a celebrated stop on Saturday Night Live this weekend, rocking two tracks off their phenomenal 2010 album Brothers. Enjoy Howlin’ For You: Once again, SNL’s sound guy is the cause of great frustration, though his hackery on the levels was limited to chorus guitar fuzz overload. A forgivable offense
for getting the Keys some solid TV time… though seeds have been planted for a published verbal assault on the man. Cold Open—Mayor Bloomberg offers reassurance to snow-traumatized New Yorkers, advising them not to look out the window, and promising to address such pressing questions as “Where does snow come
from?” and “Will it stay forever?”:The Black Swan—Choreographer Thomas Leroy (Bill Hader) pits uptight ballerina Nina Sayers (Nasim Pedrad) against uninhibited temptress Lily (Jim Carrey) in a dance-off for the role of Black Swan: The Atlantic Home
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Sage Stossel – Sage Stossel is articles editor of The Atlantic Online and draws the cartoon feature “Sage, Ink.” Her children’s book, On the Loose in Boston, was published in 2009. Her Facebook parody, Facebook Group: World Leaders appeared in the May Atlantic.
On Election Day in 1996, The Atlantic Online launched a weekly editorial cartoon feature drawn by Sage Stossel and named (aptly enough) “Sage, Ink.” Since then, Stossel’s whimsical work has been featured by the New York Times Week in Review, CNN Headline News, Cartoon Arts International/The New York Times
Syndicate, The Boston Globe, Nieman Reports, Editorial Humor, The Provincetown Banner (for which she received a 2009 New England Press Association Award), and elsewhere. Her work is also included in Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year, (2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010 editions) and Attack of the Political Cartoonists.
Her children’s book, On the Loose in Boston, will be published in June 2009.
Sage Stossel grew up in a suburb of Boston and attended Harvard University, where she majored in English and American Literature and Languages and did a weekly cartoon strip about college life, called “Jody,” for the Harvard Crimson.
After college she took what was intended to be a temporary summer position securing electronic rights to articles from The Atlantic Monthly’s archive for use online. Intrigued by The Atlantic’s rich history and the creative possibilities in helping to launch a digital edition of the magazine on the Web, she soon joined The
Atlantic full time. Her original focus was on creating Flashbacks packages, a feature she still edits. As a result she is quite familiar with The Atlantic’s archive (and has amassed an amusing collection of OCR scanning errors). As the site’s executive editor, she has since been involved in everything from contributing Web site reviews, author interviews, and illustrations, to hosting message boards and producing the digital edition of The Atlantic on the Web.
She is also the cartoonist for Copy Editor. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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SNL’s Jim Carrey Episode: 5 Funniest Moments
By Sage Stossel Jan 9 2011, 8:19 AM ET
[A characteristically manic and hilarious Jim Carrey appeared in every sketch this week (save for Weekend Update and the cold open), making this one of the funnier episodes in recent memory. The Black Keys performed "Tighten Up" and "Howlin' for You."]
Cold Open—Mayor Bloomberg offers reassurance to snow-traumatized New Yorkers, advising them not to look out the window, and promising to address such pressing questions as “Where does snow come from?” and “Will it stay forever?”:
The Black Swan—Choreographer Thomas Leroy (Bill Hader) pits uptight ballerina Nina Sayers (Nasim Pedrad) against uninhibited temptress Lily (Jim Carrey) in a dance-off for the role of Black Swan:
The Worst of Soul Train, featuring The Maxwell Family (“We only have one bathroom…”), Diversity (“Can I just see one titty?…”), Triangle Sally, Klamydia, and more…