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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"€™...

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Russel Brand

The Russell Brand Devolution

What do you call a socialist who tries to make money selling books? The answer isn"€™t j...

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Useless Eating

Only barroom bores bemoan the real-life dearth of science fiction's long promised "€œfly...

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Small Vices

The other day I behaved badly for once: not very badly (I should hardly have confessed t...

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Feminism As a Mating Strategy Among Beta Males

First they came for the male feminists, and no one spoke out"€”because no one likes them...

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Palm Beach Bath & Tennis Club

Nouveau Retch

"€œSummertime, and the livin"€™ is easy,"€ as the song tells us. Or it used to be, ...

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Slobbery as Snobbery

Walking through Amsterdam recently, a paradox that I had long noticed in an inchoate way f...