Ben Sixsmith

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COVID, lockdowns and misery

Weren’t we lonely enough before?

By Ben Sixsmith

Art

Sarah Cooper’s Netflix special is a crime against comedy

The real star is the producer’s phonebook

By Ben Sixsmith

Books

Andrew Cuomo’s revisionist history

American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic by Andrew Cuomo reviewed

By Ben Sixsmith

Home

Duty of care: the trouble with America’s nursing homes

We will sacrifice so much to save lives. So why are we indifferent to the quality of those lives?

By Ben Sixsmith

Tech

Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for redemption

The new Facebook ‘Oversight Board’ is an attempt to prove that he is not above accountability and is responsive to criticism

By Ben Sixsmith

Books

Candace Owens’s book is a work of performance art

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation by Candace Owens reviewed

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

The tragedy of Aaron Coleman

Coleman did a very bad thing, very recently, and seeks to have a role where his personality is relevant to thousands of lives

By Ben Sixsmith

Books

The Vicky Osterweil delusion

In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action by Vicky Osterweil reviewed

By Ben Sixsmith

Home

How we settle political disagreements in our family

‘Only later, when the children are in bed, do we squabble in hushed tones about Joseph de Maistre or the Russian Civil War’

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

Cuckoo Q: are the QAnon crowd as crazy as they seem?

Where we go one, we go off the deep end

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

In many ways, Andrew Cuomo is just a metaphor

In his DNC address, the New York governor was more interested in what sounds right than what is right

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

Sarah Cooper isn’t funny

Her lip-syncing videos elicit a lot of what Donald Glover called ‘clapter’. That’s not really comedy

By Ben Sixsmith

Humor

Rich people are struggling during COVID, too

The average age in the Hamptons has to be well over 50 so the Hinge market was a disappointment

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

The allure of child trafficking conspiracy theories

Why the hysteria is worth challenging

By Ben Sixsmith

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