Category Archives: English

Why the Brits do political satire so well — and Americans can barely do it at all

Michael Hiltzik writes: To serve this end, American producers become obsessed with making their characters lovable. The idea is to give the audiences characters they’re comfortable welcoming into their homes week after week, year after year. So the rough edges … Continue reading

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I Love Going To Writer Parties

A friend of a friend once said at a party that her husband’s occupation was “writing literature.”

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Great News For Hasidim

REPORT: The Social Security Administration (SSA) approved disability benefits for hundreds of Puerto Ricans because they do not speak English, despite the fact that Puerto Rico is a predominantly Spanish-speaking territory. According to a new audit by the Office of … Continue reading

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Tom Sunic On Free Speech And The Future Of Western Civilization

I interviewed Croatian intellectual Tom Sunic for 80 minutes via Skype. I will appear in a dialogue with Dr. Sunic in three weeks: Sunday, September 21st, at JEM Beverly Hills Community Center, 9930 Santa Monica Boulevard, Conference Room Second Floor … Continue reading

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The Barista’s Curse

So I’m reading this article in the New York Times by an ex-barista lamenting how now that he’s a big-time writer, people still associate him with making their coffee. Jason Diamond writes: I have a friend I like to avoid … Continue reading

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