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.