visual arts

Global Politics

British Cartoonist Steve Bell Draws American Presidents

Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.

Conflict & Justice

Drawing the Ramayana

Animator Sanjay Patel worked on The Simpsons, A Bugs Life and The Incredibles. As a child, his home was filled with Hindu icons. His new book, Ramayana: Divine Loophole, brings a modern look to an ancient Hindu story. Marco Werman speaks with him.