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by | Aug 30, 2022

Almost everything is broken in Italy, except the pizzas, which they serve you whole so that you can break them. I find it hard to write about the country responsible for both the boot and Tuscany, because my Mediterranean soul…

by | Aug 16, 2022

When I don’t know what to propose for the new school year, I always end up with the same resolution: to do sports. It’s a kind of punishment that we are all gluttons for, as if we were aspiring to…

by | Aug 11, 2022

President Joe Biden has been out of commission this summer for an extraordinarily long time. Over the past 70 days, he has been either on vacation or in COVID isolation for 30 days — totaling 16 days of vacation and…

by | Aug 9, 2022

Of all the animals on Earth, there is only one capable of sparking a nuclear catastrophe, causing a pileup on the highway, and making several people fall down the stairs simultaneously. It is the fly. That genetic accident. That damned…

by | Aug 2, 2022

Governments spend a lot of money on promoting tourism, but then they have beaches full of sand. It is unacceptable. There are beautiful coasts almost everywhere in the world. From far away, you see them shining, and you shoot beautiful…

by | Jul 26, 2022

In summer we come across verbs that do not exist during the rest of the year. One of them is “to inflate.” In winter it is not necessary to inflate anything. The fireplace, books, and the PlayStation come already inflated….

by | Jul 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The most crippling political public relations disasters often involve minor issues that reinforce an existing, negative narrative about an existing candidate. When Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis was running against Vice President George H. W. Bush in the…

by | Aug 4, 2021

I would love to see our politicians spend the summer reading Adam Smith, G. K. Chesterton, and H. L. Mencken. But I know that most of them think that books are only good for balancing tables or, for the intellectuals…

by | Jul 25, 2020

We’ve been stuck at home, staring mournfully out the window for four months. We’ve read all the books on our list, watched more fantasy movies than Xi Jinping could ever dream up, and spent entire days doing every possible domestic…

by | Dec 21, 2017

Before we move on to the Earnest and Important, a word about Father Figures. I didn’t expect it, but this movie is smart, witty, and even moving. Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star in a film that fits squarely in…

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