January 17, 2018, 23:16

Culture
  • He Was a Lifelong Buddy

    I got a story, ain’t got no moral: Let’s call him Thomas. I have known him since I was five. His was the ...

    I got a story, ain’t got no moral: Let’s call him Thomas. I have known him since I was five. His was the first (and only) black family on my block, circa 1973. They could have timed their arrival bett ...

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  • My Epiphany at a New Jersey Chinese Buffet

    Perhaps I am the only person for whom a visit to the Chinese buffet is an occasion for reflecting on the ...

    Perhaps I am the only person for whom a visit to the Chinese buffet is an occasion for reflecting on the nature of work and society. I do not mean that I philosophize to the exclusion of stuffing myse ...

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  • Redeeming the Debauched Falstaff

    Falstaff: Give Me Life (Shakespeare’s Personalities) Harold Bloom, Scribner, 176 pages. In The Daem ...

    Falstaff: Give Me Life (Shakespeare’s Personalities) Harold Bloom, Scribner, 176 pages. In The Daemon Knows, published in 2015, the heroic, boundless Harold Bloom claimed to have one more book l ...

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  • The Strangeness of ‘Stranger Things’

    The second season of Stranger Things is just around the corner. Set to debut on Friday, just in time for ...

    The second season of Stranger Things is just around the corner. Set to debut on Friday, just in time for Halloween (when else?), Netflix’s return to Hawkins, Indiana, should prove a test as to w ...

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  • Shutting Up Richard Spencer

    Certain things used to be more, well, self-evident. A great many of us didn’t necessarily like that ...

    Certain things used to be more, well, self-evident. A great many of us didn’t necessarily like that the First Amendment protected speech we disagreed with, or that even made us afraid, but we ac ...

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  • Leave Veterans and Soldiers Out of the Anthem Debate

    As the earth warms, storms surge, soldiers deploy, and bombs drop, America finds itself riven over…footba ...

    As the earth warms, storms surge, soldiers deploy, and bombs drop, America finds itself riven over…football. The litany of arguments and absurd social media posts fervently attacking or lionizing Coli ...

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