Private: Boondocks creator profiled

Ben McGrath profiles Aaron McGruder, creator of the brilliant and subversive comic strip “The Boondocks,” in this week’s New Yorker. McGruder says Monty Python’s Life of Brian is “the most brilliant piece of satire ever.” And he may or may not have responded to a remark from Nation writer Eric Alterman by “grabbing his crotch and saying, ‘Try these nuts.'” (Via Beatrice.)