Hey guys, tomorrow afternoon in the Book Club section we’ll be discussing “The Open Boat,” Steven Crane’s classic short story. If you aren’t subscribed…
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For a long time I’ve been dismissive of people calling for illegal or violent actions in the pursuit of left-wing causes, mostly because they deserve to…
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the fifty-fourth digest post
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Reading Susanna Kaysen’s 1993 memoir Girl, Interrupted inspires two conflicting feelings: understanding completely why Hollywood was so eager to option…
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it's pretty weird to be the anti-police, pro-fire-and-brimstone party
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As most of you are aware, I've been off because I had my rotator cuff repaired a week ago - two of my tendons had full-thickness tears and were…
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Open Thread, June 20th 2022At present I can give you little more
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So! It turns out I severely underestimated the debilitating pain of major shoulder surgery. I've been floored the past couple days by how much pain I'm…
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I’m going under the knife to fix my shoulder tomorrow, and I’m not entirely sure when the next post will be up. It’s only an hour-long procedure and…
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a database of progressive white men who are thirsty for credit
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Sam Adler-Bell published a critique of (let’s all groan inside, for different reasons) wokeness. I think it’s an interesting and at times trenchant…
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