Balls: Devoid of all things soft and proper; Defiance-filled; immersed in the roaring flame of guts. Give-middle-finger-able attitude.

Humour: Wise-ass; ‘Disher’ of hard knocks enshrouded in grinning fists.

Sophistication: Savagery packed in the soft wool of class, fully understood only by the perspicacious; Unapologetic cosmopolitanism.

The New Yorker: The magazine that has consistently exhibited balls, sophistication and humour in its (cover) designs.

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