Daily Archives: November 2, 2011

Things That Will Surprise No One

John Derbyshire — he of “15-year-olds are the sexiest broads around because women reach their expiration date at 20″ fame — has some Things To Say about sexual harassment and racial discrimination: Is there anyone who thinks sexual harassment is … Continue reading

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Yeah no.

Look: I find Islamophobia offensive and disgusting. But no, it does not justify violence and bombing buildings: Okay, so can we finally stop with the idiotic, divisive, and destructive efforts by “majority sections” of Western nations to bait Muslim members … Continue reading

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Thank you!

To Ryan, for the Michael Chabon and the David Foster Wallace. And to anonymous for the Paul Auster. You two really brightened my day! Thank you so very much.

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Young woman captures her father’s abusive actions on tape

A young Texas woman with cerebral palsy was whipped and beaten by her father for downloading games and music — and she stealthily recorded the whole thing, then posted it to YouTube. A major wrinkle is that the girl’s abusive … Continue reading

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Things to eat all winter long

Especially if you are, like me, a carbohydrate loyalist. And if you’re in New York (or Paris you lucky dog), you can have a macaron for dessert.

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