This letter is open to everyone, but addressed in particular to my paid subscribers. This is my letter to tell you that I will understand completely if…
It occurs to me that perhaps I lost my teaching job in the nick of time. I was a white man who taught a very popular Women’s Studies course on a mostly…
This week, the Supreme Court will hear the oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson, the most direct challenge to Roe v Wade we’ve seen in decades. The future…
“I can finally get that Grateful Dead sweatshirt!” Heloise wriggles with joy as I show her an Urban Outfitters credit for $70.35. (Molly, a dear former…
Hi, Mildred! Thank you for your wonderful and very kind E-vite for your annual gala! As you may know, we have chosen not to be vaccinated, and so must …
This is a free public post, but most of my newsletters are subscriber-only. I’d welcome your sign-up! On my Facebook yesterday, I posted that whatever …
(Kyrsten Sinema presiding over the Senate, October 2021) Over this past month, the New York Times has run a series of columns on the inscrutable fashio…
I have another subscriber-only post coming later this week, focusing on the obsession with Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s fashion choices. For today, Taylor …
I’m still doing the occasional public post. Most are subscriber-only these days. We'll ride the ship down Dumping buckets overboard There can't be more…
When I was a student in the Kabbalah Centre, we had a strange practice called a “dream cancellation.” Steeped in its own ineffable blend of Chassidic J…
On July 15, 1742, a Boston woman named Abigail Gilpin, her husband at sea, had been found “naked in bed with one John Russell.” They were both to be “w…
I have a longer post in the hopper for tomorrow night, but some friends have suggested more frequent, shorter posts would be welcome. I have friends an…