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Via the Awl: “After a first date on a Saturday night, if it gets past 11.48am on Monday without a text or call then there’s not much chance of a second outing, a survey has found.” Even better: “The three-day rule might have worked when all we had were landlines, but technology has revolutionised how [...]...read more
Love Stories, by Phoebe Connelly in the Paris Review....read more
On Wednesday Oct. 26th I’ll be at Trinity College in Dublin, debating the resolution “This House Believes Abortion is a Woman’s Choice” (you can probably guess which side I come down on). My sparring partner is Serrin Foster from Feminists For Life. I hope Dublin feminists can make it! And, for any Irish readers, what [...]...read more
Didn’t an iconic figure in the American civil rights movement already take this one on? In many ways, the B110 bus that connects South Williamsburg and Borough Park seems like any other bus. It has a route number and blue bus stop signs like any other city bus, and it’s open to the public. But [...]...read more
Boosting the signal on this 35-minute documentary. (Note: If you’re unfamiliar with the subject matter, then I recommend reading the short discussion guide when you watch it.) Description: The fall of the Soviet Union led to a surge in injecting drug use and skyrocketing rates of HIV spread through shared injecting equipment. A documentary film [...]...read more