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In New Prison Memoir, “Disabled Vegan” Rails Unabashedly Against Injustice

Before he was incarcerated, Jan Smitowicz believed he’d “end up in prison someday because of my radical earth and animal liberation politics,” he tells us in his memoir, Rebel Hell: Disabled Vegan Goes to Prison. “I just figured it’d be for a truly worthwhile crime. Like freeing caged mink at a fur farm … But here I am, […]

The Relative Humorlessness of Veganism: A Nonjudgmental Lament

I was fretting over an essay I’m working on called “The Relative Humorlessness of Veganism: A Nonjudgmental Lament” when the red phone rang. It was my good friend Monty Gelstein, calling, quite coincidentally and unwittingly, to provide a case study. It was also an opportunity for me to amuse myself. “So, I’m at this mostly […]

Yes, Herman Cain, “Let’s Give a Lamb a Gun”

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Reading The New York Times online yesterday, I came across an essay titled “Semicolons: A Love Story” by a guy named Ben Dolnick. Believe me when I say that I read the piece not because it revisited a decades-old debate* over the use […]