sans everything is a blog on politics and culture written by John Haffner, Jeet Heer, A. M. Lamey, I. Garrick Mason, and Sophie Pollitt-Cohen.
Jeet Heer is writing a doctoral thesis on the cultural politics of Little Orphan Annie at York University (Toronto). He is co-editor, with Kent Worcester, of Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium (University Press of Mississippi, 2004). With Chris Ware and Chris Oliveros, he is editing a series of volumes reprinting Frank King’s Gasoline Alley, three volumes of which have been published by Drawn and Quarterly under the umbrella title Walt and Skeezix. He is also the editor of Clare Brigg’s Oh Skin-nay and is writing the introductions to a multi-volume series reprinting George Herriman’s Krazy Kat. His essays have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, the Literary Review of Canada, the Boston Globe, The (London) Guardian, Slate.com, and many other publications.
A. M. Lamey is a National Magazine Award winner and a former books editor and columnist for the National Post. He has written for The New Republic, the TLS and CBC Radio’s Ideas program.
I. Garrick Mason is the editor of SCOPE, a global magazine of ideas and culture, and is a writer whose work has appeared in The Spectator, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Globe & Mail, among other publications. From 1994 to 1998, he was the editor of Gravitas, a Canadian magazine of politics, culture, economics, and science.
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University. She writes for Huffington Post and History Magazine, and her work has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Haven Register, and the upcoming anthology Fishnets, Faludi, and Frats. Sophie is the co-author of The Notebook Girls, a New York Times Best Seller. Her favorite Beatle was always George, but lately she’s thinking of switching to Paul.