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Catalog Slog

Ours is a golden age of expensive cheap trash"€”or is it cheap expensive trash? Such, at...

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Nygard Residence, Nassau

Wilderness: For Sale?

The Bahamas"€”A calm swath of turquoise sea protected by a hundred-mile string of island...

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Blubber Blame

A recent paper in The New England Journal of Medicine describes the use of surgery to redu...

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Not-So-Sweet “€™16

2016 will be a hell of a year, hell being the operative word. It will be the year that the...

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George Soros

Hail the Ghoul!

If pure, absolute evil needed one day to be translated into a singular eponym, George Soro...

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Flying Off the Handle

I am no great admirer of management as a science or of managers as people. The latter tend...

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Gluttons for Punishment

I hate sweet drinks"€”Coca-Cola et al."€”so passionately that I grow angry whenever I ...

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A Probing Question

What I don"€™t know about sex can fill a book. (Literally!) But somehow, contrary to the...

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I Believe You Will Agree

Charb (Stéphane Charbonnier) was one of the people killed in the attack on Charlie Heb...

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Dubious Cures

Life is full of little ironies, one of them in my case being that I have more time than ev...

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Am I Thankful This Thanksgiving? Not Entirely

Nearly five hundred years ago, as the story goes, those sexually repressed Pilgrims"€”we...

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Plotting Unlikely Wonders

Someone must have noticed that I waste a lot of my time, because I received today, through...

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In Praise of Restraint

On the whole I am in favor of freedom of expression, though sometimes I am equally in favo...

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Phantom of the Opera

Opera has been in the news lately, in Paris and New York, that is. And no, this doesn"€™...