Life

electoral college

I was expelled from the Electoral College before I was even admitted

February 22, 2020 8:32 am

Wayward electors run in our family

gun

My favorite gun is the gun that will save my life

February 22, 2020 7:40 am

‘Any man with any strength should go to a .45’

quaden bayles

Quaden Bayles is a victim — of exploitation

February 21, 2020 5:23 pm

The video of him crying is essentially trauma porn

epic

An epic mistake from one of the world’s best universities

February 21, 2020 1:39 pm

This Homer and Virgil business at Oxford is actually a proxy war

education

Bloomberg’s education policies deserve much more scrutiny

February 21, 2020 9:12 am

He got grilled about everything else on Wednesday — why not this?

debate themes

Twelve ideas for Democratic debate themes

February 20, 2020 7:06 pm

AOC is right: a themed debate would be more entertaining

bats

Why have so many of our recent viruses come from bats?

February 20, 2020 11:28 am

Coronavirus is far from the first disease they’ve passed on to us

stand-up

Why on earth did I volunteer to do stand-up?

February 20, 2020 10:54 am

There were two points when I couldn’t remember what came next and just plunged forward

bloomberg

Why Bloomberg will be president

February 20, 2020 8:15 am

Trump spent $66 million of his own fortune in 2016, but the cynical Bloomberg laughs at the puny Trump wealth

feminism

‘Feminism for men’ is bad news for women

February 19, 2020 3:03 pm

It is hard to be a feminist when both left and right despise women and wish to keep us in our place

palermo

Palermo without borders

February 18, 2020 10:56 am

At first glimpse there appears to be no serious backlash against incomers

tergiversation

What is a ‘tergiversation’?

February 18, 2020 10:42 am

The Latin for ‘back’ is ‘tergum’

female confidence gurus

Female confidence gurus: inside the feminist fad taking New York by storm

February 18, 2020 10:20 am

Regena spends the first minute of the talk gyrating to the beat with a huge smile on her face

jewish

Sanders and Bloomberg take the American Jewish feud public

February 18, 2020 8:21 am

It’s Grumpy Old Men 3

michael avenatti

Why the media wants you to forget about Michael Avenatti

February 17, 2020 4:35 pm

Avenatti became a media celebrity far beyond the cable news screen

oscars

Even the Oscars after-parties have lost their shine

February 17, 2020 10:58 am

Hollywood celebrities talk a big game in public, but in private they enjoy letting their hair down

trump dc

A Trumpian feast

February 17, 2020 10:36 am

Dining out at the Trump DC

Cat cafe

Cat cafés mix business with pleasure

February 16, 2020 1:44 pm

Paws-itively purr-fect

new york times writing

The biggest problem with today’s writers? Mediocrity

February 16, 2020 8:57 am

Fear is only part of the equation

Award winning bottles of wine

California bound

February 15, 2020 5:34 pm

Wine may have been born in Virginia, but it matured elsewhere

Joaquin Phoenix smoking

The renewed case for smoking

February 15, 2020 10:24 am

Let’s save vape-banners the trouble and pick up a cigarette

Mike Bloomberg Makes Speech On Affordable Housing and Homelessness

Write off Bloomberg’s meme army at your peril

February 15, 2020 10:00 am

Trump memed his way into the White House in 2016 — can Bloomberg do the same?

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

ugly

The appeal of ugly men

February 14, 2020 11:28 am

Women want something more than looks, and if brains are not on offer, then power will do nicely

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