Cultural Caviar

Theresa May

The Merits of Nepotism and Boasting

There was once a medical student of my acquaintance who consistently scored lower marks on...

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Witchcraft: The Selfie of the Soul

Like practically everyone else, I look at my phone or turn on my computer as soon as I wak...

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Lose Yourself

For a number of years I have been fighting a lonely one-man (or should I say one-person?) ...

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Unfit to a T

Sitting in two airports last week, in Paris and Riga, it suddenly occurred to me that I ha...

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Asia Argento

The Tart Is Deceitful Above All Things

Just as there’s a tremendous difference between acting ethically and feeling the need to...

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Barely Scratching the Surface

For the past three months or so I have suffered from, or at least experienced, a condition...

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How Uncanny Was My Valley?

Within the conventions of English drag comedy, the most familiar character is what the Mon...

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Male Bonding at an All-Female College

A group of biologically female good ol"€™ boys gathers every week at Oakland's girls-onl...

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Shulamith Firestone

Feminism’s Rotting Corpse

I was certain I still had my copy of the book on the same shelf as my long-untouched copie...

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Digging Up My Roots With a Cyber-Shovel

In The Odyssey, Theoclymenus asks of Telemachus, "€œAmong men, who are you? Tell me also...

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Just Another Fairytale Lesbian Blogger From Damascus

The eminently credible mainstream media was all aflame last Tuesday with reports that a pr...

All About Me

A Writer’s Life

A Writer’s Life

"€˜Never heard of you..."€™. What generosity of spirit.  Some thirteen years ago...

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Missing: British Identity

Missing: British Identity

"€œThis is our country, our land, and our lifestyle. If you are not happy"€”then Leave...

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All You Need Is… A Slap

All You Need Is… A Slap

"€œMake a child smile"€”kill a counselor."€ A passable joke and an admirable senti...