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In our bleak landscape, all those Christmas lights aren’t so much decorations as declarations

December 4, 2018 9:12 am

The prairie is a pretty penitential place in winter

An extraordinary encounter in a New York taxi

November 22, 2018 8:20 am

A chance meeting with Ben Sonnenberg’s daughter

Thanksgiving advice for new boyfriends

November 21, 2018 4:54 pm

Thanksgiving comes but once a year, but every day is Dad’s day

Stop pretending you don’t love Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018 11:22 am

You get to tell your whole family that they’re fascists

The joy of being right at Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018 11:13 am

I go to some trouble to make sure that Thanksgiving chez Kimball is an occasion that encourages the feeling of gratitude

A love letter to Brooklyn Heights

November 1, 2018 10:23 pm

The ideal city living is the village life

In New Hampshire, smoking saved my life

November 1, 2018 10:22 am

A close encounter with a hunter’s bullet

Requiem for New York

October 25, 2018 11:45 am

The Big Apple is a tired old place: upper-class vertical living has gone to seed and the fun honky-tonk side of the city has been gentrified and made boring

The Farm Stand Test

October 17, 2018 2:02 pm

Seasonal vegetables are a secret weapon in the fight against crime

Big lakes, small ripples

September 21, 2018 7:18 am

Political views out on the prairie are fairly simple. They turn with the national tides, but more slowly and sedately

In praise of Midwestern manners

September 4, 2018 8:44 am

Demonising won’t help the Dems in South Dakota

‘How would you feel if you killed your baby?’

August 27, 2018 12:10 pm

Are doctors the moral arbiters of Blue State life — and death?

The club sandwich: three slices of white supremacy?

June 20, 2018 3:35 pm

Is ‘the perfect American food’ soaked in imperialism and all-male white chumminess?

Why do powerful men love to be spanked?

May 17, 2018 6:39 pm

Spanking is back in the news. Le vice anglais was meant to be a dying art — a vestige of…

What Donald Trump can teach us about dealing with bullies

May 11, 2018 10:41 am

I’ve been watching with interest the way Donald Trump deals with ‘awkward’ folk. He doesn’t muck about, that much is…

Why catastrophising is my idea of a good time

April 13, 2018 11:56 am

When, on a test of general knowledge, the highly educated score far worse than chimpanzees, university degrees may be overrated…

Ikea’s real genius is making furniture disposable

February 14, 2018 12:06 pm

We love it when things fall apart. It's an excuse to go shopping

Michael Moorcock: Why banning opioids has been a disaster for me

February 14, 2018 11:35 am

Also: We’re seeing the emergence of officious little Trumps who feel free to express their petty prejudices

I like Donald Trump — but don’t tell anyone

September 2, 2017 9:00 am

I arrived for lunch a bit late and was led to the dining table. Our hostess disappeared back into the…