This is vile, it stinks to heaven. I used to be pretty good at teaching public policy in a non-partisan manner (we have some of my former students reading this blog and if I’m wrong, don’t hold back) but the last decade or so has really cramped my style, hooboy. The insouciant cruelty of fat […]
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A Measure of the Sin is wowing audiences and critics
Mariano Rivera, the long-time lights-out Yankee closer is retiring this year. The sport agreed to retire Jackie Robinson’s number 42 from all teams, and Rivera is appropriately the last player to have it. I’m properly skeptical of sports journalism regarding the personalities of players, having read Ring Lardner’s Champion in youth (for example) but as […]
Andrew Levison’s book on the White Working Class is a great piece of political strategy. It’s also a great piece of self-help for the professional-managerial class who know less than they think about how ordinary people think and live.
It’s rare that one has access to as much collective wisdom as is found here at the RBC. If you have any advice for me, please be so kind as to deposit a note herein: (Image h/t: Reddit) Please be kind. I don’t think I could Handel the mental Strauss — or my composer, for […]
In 2007 the Italo-Canadian artist Cosimo Cavallaro secured free publicity with the condemnation by idiot American Catholic reactionaries of his harmless chocolate Jesus. Here in Spain, you can have an entire chocolate Nativity scene, as a normal expression of commercially-tinged religious sentimentality. In fact a whole 1,450 kilo sugar Nativity Granada, in a chocolate factory […]
Almond blossom on December 30 in Spain.
Why would a teacher lay down her life for her students? At one level, such bravery is unfathomable. At another, it’s the most sensible thing in the world.