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The left’s real cause is muzzling its opponents

January 26, 2020 2:26 pm

The kind of people who want to cancel someone are looking not for an apology, but for vengeance

New York has really gone to pot when the tallest skyscrapers lie empty

January 26, 2020 12:58 pm

Bad taste and bad manners are ubiquitous in New York, so why should good taste suddenly prevail in putting up buildings?

Stayin’ alive in ’75

January 25, 2020 3:52 pm

Meryl Meisler’s photographs captured the family life and nightlife of Seventies New York

French women do get fat

January 25, 2020 3:34 pm

The effortlessly stick-thin Parisienne is a mythical creature

The link between politics and moisturizer

January 25, 2020 2:19 pm

With some surprise I found reset has been in use since the early 17th century

How to beat Twitter cellar-dwellers at their own game

January 25, 2020 1:22 pm

For whom the bell trolls

There’s no need to panic about coronavirus

January 25, 2020 12:59 pm

Nasty bugs derived from Chinese livestock markets never fail to whip up mass hysteria

Back in the USSR

January 24, 2020 7:32 pm

Foraging for mushrooms and the taste of freedom in eastern Europe, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Beethoven or bust

January 24, 2020 7:11 pm

Reflecting on the hard-thinking, beer-drinking spiritual gambler

An Englishman in New York

January 24, 2020 4:05 pm

Mist was blowing in drifts off the East River and already I could feel the intoxication of the city

What if Harvey Weinstein did nothing wrong?

January 24, 2020 2:06 pm

There’s something far more evil than being a sex creep of his ilk: the culture that brought him down

So you’ve been canceled. Here’s how to fight back

January 24, 2020 12:53 pm

Let’s make 2020 the year cancel culture gets canceled

A new mob at Sarah Lawrence College

January 24, 2020 12:29 pm

Hope for Gen Z?

Roman funerals had real ‘emotional intelligence’

January 23, 2020 5:46 pm

There was a tradition of preserving death masks of the departed, complete with lists of achievements

What can business learn from war leaders?

January 23, 2020 5:26 pm

Almost nothing

The history, power and beauty of infographics

January 23, 2020 1:08 pm

W.E.B. Du Bois’s eloquent and ingenious charts, maps and diagrams showing the progress of 19th-century African Americans were powerful weapons in combatting racism

George Orwell would have been a Brexiteer

January 23, 2020 9:28 am

What Orwell would have disapproved of is the Maoist climate of intolerance sweeping through our institutions

Style on steroids: the power of Jerry Bruckheimer

January 22, 2020 3:20 pm

Bruckheimer may think that the Oedipus Complex is a Greek shopping mall, but the set-ups of Bad Boys and Top Gun are classical

All I dream of is becoming a tradwife

January 22, 2020 2:32 pm

Perhaps other women belong in the Senate, but I belong in the kitchen

The story of my only novel

January 22, 2020 1:55 pm

I had to spend a solid year assuring readers that I did not prematurely ejaculate. Boy was that embarrassing

Standing up to eat is the new line in dining in DC

January 22, 2020 1:26 pm

Who’s footing the bill?

Was this journalist sacked for saying ‘sex is binary’?

January 22, 2020 7:04 am

When I look at the way journalism sometimes deals with trans issues, I worry

Defend your friends

January 22, 2020 4:48 am

The silence of decent people allows the bullies to get away with it

The trouble with designating ‘incels’ a terror threat

January 21, 2020 8:22 pm

The last thing we need is another buzzword to vilify those we disagree with

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