Cultural Caviar

A World Empty of Moral Meaning

A friend who is a doctor told me—and therefore it must be true—that a well-known socia...

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Why Americans Should Distrust “Mental Health Experts”

A couple of psychiatrists appeared on CNN on Sunday to discuss the president, and their ex...

Cultural Caviar

Intersectional Cannibalism

Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. ...

Cultural Caviar

Why Young Americans Are So Unhappy

The general method, or rather hustle, of the Confidence Man Steven Pinker is to use eviden...

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Es Vedra

Better Off Collecting Stamps

When I reached maturity, or at any rate stopped growing, I was of average height. Now I am...

Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The Rise of AOC

This last political season, a 29-year-old bartender named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self...

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...

Cultural Caviar

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...

Cultural Caviar

Lose Yourself

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

Cultural Caviar

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...