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The folly of the intellectuals

August 14, 2020 9:46 am

How common sense evades the smartest of us

Would this Marseille-bound flight be the death of me?

August 13, 2020 1:26 pm

As the chap I was wedged against coughed and sneezed his mask awry, I look out of the window and thought about dying

I’ve started a dating site for lockdown skeptics

August 13, 2020 1:03 pm

The idea is that if you’re a COVID realist you don’t want to go out with a hysteric who frets about a ‘second wave

How to fight a good war

August 13, 2020 12:23 pm

I shall never forget the first time an account of the Battle of Marathon was read to me

The dangers of unconscious bias training

August 13, 2020 11:19 am

Employers know it doesn’t work, so why do they insist on using it?

Racism is a sin and we are all sinners

August 13, 2020 9:01 am

It is naive of the affronted conservative to deny that he or she carries any significant trace of racism

Ghislaine Maxwell and me

August 13, 2020 12:18 am

The last time I ran into Ghislaine was at a Sotheby’s preview. She was as friendly and engaging as ever

Bernard Bailyn’s unfinished revolution

August 11, 2020 12:08 pm

It’s time to revive ‘the Bailyn School’ for future generations

The Sex Worker of Babylon

August 10, 2020 8:57 am

The first usage of the term dates back to the New York Times in 1971

Happy hours

August 9, 2020 12:05 pm

Tuscany or Provence? It’s the former for me every time

The Matrix isn’t the only classic film secretly about the trans experience

August 7, 2020 2:28 pm

The Red Pill is estrogen

Babies on demand: the nasty side of surrogacy

August 7, 2020 1:05 pm

One agency shows a smiling blonde wearing a T-shirt captioned ‘I grow cute babies’

Cherry baby

August 7, 2020 12:28 pm

The joyfullest of fruits shines in a complex recipe

The wit of Wall Street

August 7, 2020 9:35 am

On the life of William Riggin Travers

Canceling Kindergarten Cop is a step too far

August 6, 2020 12:35 pm

This is nothing to do with the strength of activists, and everything to do with the cowardice of institutions

Sarah Cooper isn’t funny

August 6, 2020 6:23 am

Her lip-syncing videos elicit a lot of what Donald Glover called ‘clapter’. That’s not really comedy

Heavy-handed satire and schmaltz

August 6, 2020 12:54 am

An American Pickle reviewed

Island life is not for me

August 6, 2020 12:43 am

Serifos is an island in the western Cyclades that once upon a time was a place of exiles

Human after all

August 5, 2020 1:35 pm

Singer, patriot and pioneer of social distancing, Morrissey is once again a star

A rosé by any other name

August 4, 2020 12:18 pm

Lynch, Lulu and the love of Bandol

It’s all relative with the Statue of Liberty

August 3, 2020 12:50 pm

The many mysteries of Emma Lazarus

American magicians in London

August 2, 2020 1:49 pm

In 2003, David Blaine spent 44 days in a plexiglass box suspended above the River Thames. It was amazing, yes, but it wasn’t magic

How the New York Times profits from self-censorship

August 2, 2020 11:20 am

Not failing, but falling leftwards

Guerra goes to war

August 2, 2020 11:04 am

After the waiting, the barbarians arrive