Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:39 PM
octoberlib (6,045 posts)
New Yorker Cover "Rhapsody in Blue"
“Since no one knew which way the election was going to go, I was trying to come up with as many cover ideas as I could, which was also just a great way to distract me from worrying about the election,” says Mark Ulriksen, the artist of this week’s cover “Rhapsody in Blue.” “And as I was sketching, I was watching the news and listening to NPR when I heard that CNN was going to light up the Empire State building according to whether it was a blue or red victory. I thought it was wonderful.
He continues: “The empire state building is emblematic of New York, but it’s also emblematic of America. We’re the country with skyscrapers. And there could be taller towers across the country, but nothing symbolizes the might and muscle of America than a giant skyscraper like the Empire State building… If it had been lit up red, I would’ve been disappointed—but there is half of the country that would’ve been thrilled. We’re a divided country in many ways, but we’re also united in many ways. And I’m grateful that, as my mom says, ‘my team won.’”
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/11/cover-story-building-civic-pride.html#ixzz2C8ZOLjs
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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:54 PM
democrattotheend (9,906 posts)
9. Almost as cool as it looked live
We decided to watch the results in my apartment, but shortly after they called the election they showed the Empire State Building and we decided to go outside and see for ourselves. So we walked a few blocks until we had a good view, and we were going to go back home and drink champaign, but we heard people yelling in Washington Square Park, so we decided to go and yell with them. As more people gathered I started yelling "four more years" and a bunch of people joined with me. Then we went home and drank champaign, then decided to go to Times Square. It wasn't as crazy as it seems like it was earlier in the night, but watching the president's speech with the crowd there was still pretty awesome. This may be the only election I am in New York for, so I figured I had to experience it. The only thing I wish I had done that we didn't was go to Rockefeller Center to see the skating rink with the electoral map...somehow I wasn't aware of that. Oh well.