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Sobriquets

Lest we think that politics have only recently become uncivil, a gander through the history books puts us right. I’ve been collecting epithets used to describe...

Dior

The first clue that you’re entering something special is the Parisian storefront. Walk through its doors and you may not be in Maison Dior on Avenue Montaigne in...

‘Judas Maccabeus’

It’s always intriguing to hear one’s own religious stories through an objective, historical filter. Several years ago, my favorite podcast, “In Our Time,”...

Puzzled

I am slightly puzzled by the mass outrage over the US-Saudi relationship in light of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. That the murder of a journalist is heinous...

‘Sobibor’

Many summers ago, I was visiting a friend in the beautiful rocky village of Roccagorga, Italy. Her husband, a local, told me that in the same café where we were sat...

A memoir of Iraq

If you’re looking for a book about Iraq in the 20th century, pick up Late for Tea at the Deer Palace. Through a memoir of her family, Tamara Chalabi tells the story of...

Election ’18

Like many others, I spent most of Tuesday evening tracking midterm election results. Some preliminary thoughts: • • • In a relatively short period of time,...

A publisher’s responsibility

Social media must start taking responsibility. Mark Zuckerberg boasts about being the publisher of the world’s largest media organization. If that is the case, then he...

‘Man bites dog’

“Man bites dog” is a journalism aphorism which suggests that what’s quotidian is not interesting; it’s the outliers that capture our attention. New York Sun...

Double jeopardy

A disturbing event occurred last week in Colorado politics. The Denver Post reported that 20 years ago, Jovan Melton, a Democrat from Aurora, was arrested and convicted...