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Human Nature’s Difficult Need for Esteem

Human Nature’s Difficult Need for Esteem

There is a 42-year-old mother in Houston who, in her mad longing to be “the...

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Pray for Rain

Pray for Rain

In my salad days as vulgarity correspondent—that is to say, a reporter on the...

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Tattoo Much

Tattoo Much

Ariana Grande, of whom I had not heard until Salman Abedi killed 22 people at her...

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The Butt of the Joke

You know you are getting old when even the judges look young; but another sign of...

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Dress to Regress

Dress to Regress

What I really hate about Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg’s T-shirts. Of course, his...

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What the Zuck?!

What the Zuck?!

Who was it who said that behind every great fortune lies a great crime? The answer...

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Normalizing Degeneracy

Normalizing Degeneracy

Earlier this week we learned that Micah Rhodes, one of the heads of Portland’s...

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Beneath Paris

Beneath Paris

The French, I think, must be world champions in the production of books lamenting...

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Checking In With Liam

Checking In With Liam

I rarely buy The Sunday Times, a British newspaper with as many sections and...

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A Dream Wedding…for the Tabloids

A Dream Wedding…for the Tabloids

The Brits are big on weddings, and Pippa is getting hitched sometime this autumn,...

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On a High Note

On a High Note

The world is a dangerous place whose inhabitation always ends in death. Is it...

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The Dangers of Saccharine

The Dangers of Saccharine

I flew to Paris the day Brussels was bombed. It was a fine...

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Catalog Slog

Catalog Slog

Ours is a golden age of expensive cheap trash—or is it cheap expensive trash?...

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Wilderness: For Sale?

Wilderness: For Sale?

The Bahamas—A calm swath of turquoise sea protected by a hundred-mile string of...

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