Humor

marriages dog

A tale of three dogs

April 3, 2020 3:11 pm

Like a star of the country & western stage, I write because my wife left me and took my dog

coronavirus diary

A writer’s coronavirus diary

April 2, 2020 1:36 pm

Imagine if you could date coronavirus itself. It seems exotic. Enigmatic. Worldly and cosmopolitan

madonna

Forget doctors and nurses, Madonna is the true hero of this pandemic

March 27, 2020 2:47 pm

It’s times like this when you realize just how valuable celebrities are

coronavirus screenplay

How to write the Great Coronavirus Screenplay

March 27, 2020 2:21 pm

‘JESSICA is sitting on her Peloton bike. It’s April 2020. Rain slides down the windowpane. She hasn’t left her apartment — not even to go to Whole Foods — for almost a month’

veep

Joe Biden’s picks for the first female Veep

March 26, 2020 1:13 pm

Cockburn noticed a small piece of paper by Biden’s elbow on his livestream yesterday — a list of names, written in a shaky hand

exes

Why aren’t my exes texting me during quarantine?

March 24, 2020 1:35 pm

It appears love in the time of coronavirus isn’t my story

distance trump

We need to verbally distance ourselves from Trump

March 22, 2020 11:55 am

Do NOT insert phrases like ‘China virus’ or ‘Chinese virus’ into your think-pieces

video conference

The Spectator’s guide to video conference etiquette

March 20, 2020 1:53 pm

The video call is digital Darwinism: make sure you aren’t the silenced

abortion

I fell out with my friend Chrysanthia over abortion

March 16, 2020 3:14 pm

As a transwoman, the chance of me ever being able to have an abortion in my lifetime is slim

pandemic nonbinary

Dealing with a pandemic as a nonbinary person

March 13, 2020 3:11 pm

It takes a lot more effort for someone like me to face this outbreak head-on as a genderflective cisneg agitator

impeachment

Impeachment: the verdict of history

March 10, 2020 5:09 pm

The 22nd century looks back on the last days of liberal democracy

shell

I’m every womxn

March 7, 2020 5:12 pm

Thank you, Shell, for finally doing the right thing

drunken uncle

2020, the Year of the Drunken Uncle

March 4, 2020 11:20 am

This election is going to annoy people on Twitter, and there are few callings higher than that

drag

Intolerance is such a drag

February 29, 2020 9:58 am

What’s ‘inappropriate’ is the fact that this young girl didn’t slide even a one-dollar bill into that black drag queen’s hot pants

bloomberg staffer

Diary of a Bloomberg staffer

February 26, 2020 11:02 am

Free booze, analytics and a team leader who might be Ghislaine Maxwell

ilhan omar

Minnesota doesn’t deserve Ilhan Omar

February 23, 2020 2:18 pm

The majority of Trump-idolaters criticize Islam for not allowing women to choose who they wish to marry

debate themes

Twelve ideas for Democratic debate themes

February 20, 2020 7:06 pm

AOC is right: a themed debate would be more entertaining

Valentine’s Day

Happy Rape Culture Day

February 14, 2020 9:52 pm

Valentine’s is another patriarchal holiday meant to goad us into accepting capitalism

Valentine’s day

A tactical guide to Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2020 11:11 am

Love is war — or is it a battlefield? Avoid the landmines with this helpful manual

state

What stunts should we expect to see at future State of the Unions?

February 9, 2020 10:47 am

Five possible scenarios, each more likely than the last

literary blackface

‘Literary Blackface’ is woke as hell

February 6, 2020 12:10 am

Imagine how excited the board members of Barnes and Noble and Penguin Random House must have been when they came up with this genius idea

great american novel

How to write 2020’s Great American Novel

February 5, 2020 5:05 pm

Or, the Manic Pixie Inclusive Totally Woke Dream Manuscript

speed-dating

Speed-dating in Portland with Godfrey Elfwick

February 2, 2020 1:28 pm

If you have a ‘type’ when it comes to matters of the heart, then your narrow-mindedness sickens me

amazon

Amazon Prime should be protected by the War Powers Act

January 31, 2020 9:23 am

Congress should protect the American people, our streams of commerce and two-day free shipping