Joel Pett

Joel Pett

William Hamilton: an ego-piercing wit and a friend

William Hamilton, a longtime New Yorker cartoonist who lived in Lexington and was killed Friday in a car accident, was many things. Educated and worldly, he was a very funny guy, sophisticated, observant and wry, a confident and devil-may-care wit, the type who punctured the tedium of stuffy parties in precisely the manner they deserved. A commanding figure at 6-foot-5, charming, dapper and handsome, he was one of the giants of New York cartooning in the heyday, when Charles Addams, Peter Arno, Jules Feiffer, Al Hirschfeld and so many more were the toasts of the town.

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Meet Satire, barn pony for Derby favorite Nyquist

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Meet Satire, barn pony for Derby favorite Nyquist 01:04

Meet Satire, barn pony for Derby favorite Nyquist

Michael Jung Wins Rolex 01:42

Michael Jung Wins Rolex

Fans enjoyed Rolex Cross Country event despite rain 01:10

Fans enjoyed Rolex Cross Country event despite rain

Olorda wins Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland 03:30

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