“Santa, I don’t believe in you.” 
Hedge funder Dan Loeb launches an attack against St. Nick. 

“Santa, I don’t believe in you.” 

Hedge funder Dan Loeb launches an attack against St. Nick. 

The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll | Just Our Imagination
Most Americans would prefer not to hear the thoughts of members of the opposite sex. See more results from our fantasy-themed monthly poll. 
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The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll | Just Our Imagination

Most Americans would prefer not to hear the thoughts of members of the opposite sex. See more results from our fantasy-themed monthly poll. 

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Retro Rockettes | Happy 85th Birthday to the Leggy Ladies of Radio City!
A war on Christmas? A harrowing and real thing, if you ask the values police. So we sent leathery war correspondent Bruce Handy and grizzled war cartoonist Dan Goldman to record the frontline combat for posterity, in the manner of their Civil War–era Harper’s forebears.
Where we lay our scene: a suburban mall, its Santa’s village defended from invaders by his little helpers. See the rest here.
Comic illustration by Dan Goldman. Words by Bruce Handy.

A war on Christmas? A harrowing and real thing, if you ask the values police. So we sent leathery war correspondent Bruce Handy and grizzled war cartoonist Dan Goldman to record the frontline combat for posterity, in the manner of their Civil War–era Harper’s forebears.

Where we lay our scene: a suburban mall, its Santa’s village defended from invaders by his little helpers. See the rest here.

Comic illustration by Dan Goldman. Words by Bruce Handy.

The Naked-Santa Spectacular!  Our foray into a holiday double-issue of humor. Sloane Crosley, Teddy Wayne, Martin Marks, Bruce Handy, Rachel Shukert, Jane Borden and others, doled out throughout the week.  Start here.

The Naked-Santa Spectacular!  Our foray into a holiday double-issue of humor. Sloane Crosley, Teddy Wayne, Martin Marks, Bruce Handy, Rachel Shukert, Jane Borden and others, doled out throughout the week.  Start here.

The kind of exceptional brilliance that could only come from Braiker.
["Bad Santa: Harrowing Mall Encounters," The Guardian]

The kind of exceptional brilliance that could only come from Braiker.

["Bad Santa: Harrowing Mall Encounters," The Guardian]

Occupy the North Pole!


“As the interest on my loans piled up like Lincoln Logs, I hoped to put my skills to use in expressing my impish creativity. I wanted to be the next Fisher, or perhaps Price. Instead, I had to make do with an unpaid internship at Baby Einstein. After months of toiling, one day I heard about an opening at Santa’s Workshop. The listing was for a senior wooden-toy-maker—all in all, my dream job. My wife, Nancy, and I relocated, deciding that since we’d be out there for the long haul, it made sense to buy a brand-new igloo rather than rent. This was 2006. It was the height of the igloo-market bubble.”

Teddy Wayne and Mike Sacks, holiday humorists of superior quality. Here for more.

In the lead for favorite holiday ad: this, from London’s Harvey Nichols.

(And for a peek at what’s in their window display—and a handful of other stores around the globe—we photographed them all here.)