In his half-century at Mad, Mr. Meglin became the chief barometer of whether the magazine’s humor had gone too far — or not far enough.
He wrote “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” “Bonfire of the Vanities” and “The Right Stuff,” and pioneered the New Journalism of the 1960s and ’70s.
Best known in the role of Lois Lane, Ms. Kidder was a sought-after actress in the 1970s and ’80s. She died at her home in Montana.
On a beer-splotched wall of a Midtown sports bar, a forgotten relic from the heyday of cartooning, featuring Beetle Bailey, Fred Flintsone and some jokers from Mad magazine. With cameos by James Thurber, Ernest Hemingway and Marilyn Monroe.