Life

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

handshake

Will the handshake outlast coronavirus?

March 16, 2020 3:04 pm

The handshake strikes the perfect balance: personal and cordial, while neither too formal nor too relaxed

young people

Young people are ill-equipped to cope in this time of coronavirus

March 16, 2020 2:47 pm

We have created a generation lacking in resilience

media

The American media is in a Chinese finger-trap

March 16, 2020 2:03 pm

Outlets shilling for the PRC fully deserve to be dubbed ‘enemies of the people’

right

How media outlets are coping with coronavirus

March 15, 2020 5:14 pm

Most of the media is working from home

argentina

Do cry for her, Argentina

March 13, 2020 5:04 pm

‘Poor people don’t want someone to protect them who is old and dowdy,’ Eva once explained

boris huawei

Washington is furious at Boris’s Huawei bid

March 13, 2020 4:23 pm

The 5G deal is putting the UK-US trade deal in jeopardy

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

apocalypse

There’s no sign of apocalypse in North London — yet

March 12, 2020 1:59 pm

As with terrorism, it’s often not the thing that has the potential to do damage, but the reaction to the thing

pandemics

How do pandemics change the way we think?

March 12, 2020 1:38 pm

During elevated pathogen threat levels, mating preferences are skewed toward higher attractiveness and better symmetry

monsters

Why do monsters make such good writers?

March 11, 2020 5:22 pm

Hitler put down ‘writer’ as his occupation while starving and unemployed in Vienna

treichler

The remarkable Martha Treichler

March 11, 2020 2:16 pm

Black Mountain left a mark on her and her husband Bill

stanford

Mass appeal: Stanford in Stamford

March 11, 2020 1:35 pm

An American debut, only a century late

jim antle

Jim Antle out at the American Conservative

March 11, 2020 9:41 am

One of America’s best magazines loses one of Washington’s finest

impeachment

Impeachment: the verdict of history

March 10, 2020 5:09 pm

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

twitter

Twitter is manipulating the election

March 9, 2020 6:17 pm

Context is everything

addis ababa ethiopia

Addicted to Addis

March 9, 2020 5:43 pm

We downed jugs of turbo, a popular Ethiopian concoction of white wine, beer and Sprite

cicero 2020

In 2020, the best is marked for oblivion

March 9, 2020 5:13 pm

A progressive-minded man born into the 14th century would have fought the Renaissance tooth and nail

cheese

Say cheese

March 9, 2020 12:36 pm

Forget Kraft Singles: North American cheesemaking is thriving

schools

Want to save public schools? Embrace school choice

March 9, 2020 11:33 am

The point of education programs isn’t to empower schools — it’s to empower students

shell

I’m every womxn

March 7, 2020 5:12 pm

Thank you, Shell, for finally doing the right thing

pangolin

Pity the poor pangolin

March 7, 2020 10:32 am

I ate one and survived

red hook winery

Vintage Brooklyn: the wines of Red Hook

March 6, 2020 9:41 am

We tasted six or seven maturing wines straight from the barrel. It was a little like watching some young ballerinas

precipice

How close is humanity to destroying itself?

March 5, 2020 1:03 pm

The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity by Toby Ord reviewed

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