Emily Ludolph writes about business, history, and culture. She has published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Artsy, Airmail, Eye on Design, JSTOR Daily, Quartz, Narratively, TED Online and Design Observer. She is the host of a live show and podcast called Dedicate It.
The New Yorker cartoonist once saw her career going over a waterfall. Four decades as a working artist later, and still churning out whimsical and pithy cartoons, Chast sees humor everywhere she looks—especially in New York City.
A Brooklyn bronze foundry has endured on the banks of the East River for nearly 100 years. Its fourth steward Billy Makky can be be found in the shop daily wearing a fireproof apron and one of many hats: craftsman, artist, alchemist, engineer, businessman – and when interacting with New York creatives –psychologist.