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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 […]