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Winter storm inspires playful cover of “The New Yorker”

The massive winter storm that has dumped up to two feet of snow across the Northeast, and brought dangerously cold temperatures with it has residents summoning their inner reserves of patience and fortitude. 

They won't however, find them on this week's cover of "The New Yorker." "Patience and Fortitude," the two world-renowned marble lions that sit sentinel outside the New York Public Library, have been replaced by an animal more suited to the Arctic temperatures.

Cover artist Bruce McCall: "People are starting to forget how much fun it can be to be up to your knees in snow..."

                                   

Cover of the January 13th, 2014 edition of "The New Yorker" magazine
Cover of the January 13th, 2014 edition of "The New Yorker" magazine http://nyr.kr/1atUHeV