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I’m headed up to Boston tomorrow to attend my dear friend’s (and Kentuckian expat) Derby party. Convenient timing too, in that I just finished Common Ground. In honor of this esteemed occasion, and the expected libations, I have a P.G. … Continue reading
From Kingsley Amis’ Memoirs, on his only trip to the City of Brotherly Love: “Philadelphia, where my most vivid memories are of the squalor of its approaches and, to make up for that…catching a glimpse of the prettiest girl I … Continue reading
My latest health piece for Slate on the efficacy of the HPV vaccine for older people who have, in all likelihood, already been having sex for a while. There a lot of expert interviews and technicalities, but here’s the takeaway: … Continue reading
I recently stumbled across this wonderful letter to the New York Times, written in the October of 1865, taking a strong line against anti-loitering laws. It’s quite funny and, I think, the correct inclination. Arresting people for hanging out is … Continue reading
My review of Killing Them Softly, a movie I don’t necessarily recommend you see because its so grim), can be found here. A significant portion of the review got clipped, including all of the below. (Also, read the book it … Continue reading
Last Sunday I had a front page piece in the Philly Inquirer’s Currents section on Philly’s one-sided love affair with Charles Dickens. (We were considered “more provincial than Boston or New York,” by the great man in question.) The wonderful … Continue reading