(Margarita Korol/Tablet Magazine)

“Sometimes, a New Yorker cartoon is just a New Yorker cartoon.”

Ah, dear commenter. You know us not.

Our new feature, by contributing editor and genius lyricist Rachel Shukert, has only been up a few hours, and it’s already doing its job of enlightening, challengingm and infuriating people. Called The Tattler, Rachel’s column will be a funny and sassy yet incisive take on what people are talking about—or should be talking about—each week, from big ideas and prominent culture stories to a single photograph, a cameo in one episode of your favorite television show, or, yes, a stray New Yorker cartoon. Think of it as the pleasure of cultured conversation without anxiety, guilt, or even the need to leave home.