Life

christmas cards

The unwritten rules of sending Christmas cards

December 5, 2019 9:21 am

We always write ‘we really must see each other next year’ and we mean it, although we won’t see each other ever again

goldman sachs

The problem with Goldman Sachs’s preferred pronouns

December 4, 2019 4:03 pm

Accepting ‘ze/zir’ is accepting the idea that sex is mutable and gender is innate

yaniv

Leave Jessica Yaniv alone

December 4, 2019 12:49 pm

I mostly blame Ricky Gervais for the hate this brave woman is having to fight against every day

weather

Don’t blame all ‘weird’ weather on climate change

December 4, 2019 8:38 am

Campaigners tend to try and pin every piece of adverse weather on man-made climate change

wine brie

They may take our wine, but they’ll never take our brie-dom

December 4, 2019 8:19 am

Mr Trump, tear down this tariff

peloton

Actually, the husband in the Peloton commercial is a hero

December 3, 2019 6:53 pm

This man spent nearly $3,000 on the Instagram-worthy exercise machine of the bourgeoisie

pandas

America should kidnap pandas to end the trade war

December 3, 2019 10:40 am

The downsides are low

detroit

Detroit’s comeback is a myth

December 3, 2019 9:50 am

The economy booms, the construction cranes jam the skylines while the homeless set up camp on the sidewalks and bathe in the public fountains

bridge

Notes on…bridge

December 3, 2019 9:38 am

I am a very demanding partner and, sometimes, unpleasant competition

london bridge

The failed lessons of the London Bridge attack

December 3, 2019 9:13 am

Should we reassess the claims of the ‘de-radicalization’ industry?

hungary christians

Hungary isn’t afraid to call ‘Christian persecution’ what it is

December 2, 2019 6:01 pm

Their approach is unprecedented in its humility

college food

The real reason for college food fights

December 2, 2019 2:55 pm

Scarcely a month passes without a food-related scandal causing uproar on campus

narwhal

A beginner’s guide to the narwhal

December 1, 2019 12:11 pm

Yes, theyre real

ring doorbell cameras

Doorbell cameras offer a window to the wild

November 30, 2019 1:54 pm

The rise of devices like Ring and Nest has brought a love of candid-camera critters into the mainstream

white death

Newsweek and the misunderstanding of ‘white death’

November 30, 2019 1:44 pm

Condescending claims, uncritically reported

michael wolff

Michael Wolff is working on ‘nothing’

November 29, 2019 11:32 am

A surprising number of my contemporaries have children who are stand-up comics

syria journalism

In defense of journalism

November 29, 2019 8:20 am

‘Citizen journalists’ are no such thing

black friday

The Black Friday brawl is a precious national pastime

November 28, 2019 9:31 am

Participating in Black Friday is more American than participating in elections

black friday

Black Friday is racist

November 28, 2019 9:09 am

Calling it White Friday is also racist

semitism

Allegations of anti-Semitism are damaging to Labour, but not toxic

November 28, 2019 1:07 am

Don’t be surprised if support for the party doesn’t collapse

prince andrew

Prince Andrew and me

November 28, 2019 12:21 am

Stupidity reigns supreme

uber

There’s no need to mourn the loss of Uber’s London license

November 27, 2019 11:53 pm

Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer the pottering black cab

mona lisa leonardo

Leonardo da Virtual

November 27, 2019 6:21 pm

Mass tourism has overwhelmed our major museums. Could virtual reality be the solution?

distilling spirit

Transparent spirit: craft distilling has come to Washington DC big time

November 27, 2019 5:02 pm

Everything at One Eight Distilling is good. The vodka is somehow bearable. The rye is melt-your-face fantastic

washington

Washington in winter

November 27, 2019 4:21 pm

The city is quiescent if you compare it to London during Brexit, or New York or Rome during anything