Tag Archives: upper middle class

What Do You Notice? II

Greg Leake emails: Hi Luke, A few days ago you posted a piece entitled “What do you notice“? in reference to the Alexander Technique. I couldn’t help but be struck by the similarities I encountered describing the Zen Buddhist practice … Continue reading

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Social Class Anxiety

I’m curious about markers for social class in the United States. What I am not talking about is money. I know there are rich and poor. I’m interested in figuring out behavior and cataloguing it as low class, middle class … Continue reading

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‘Sima’s Undergarments For Women’

I read this new novel straight through last Shabbat. I loved its story about an old life redeemed by a beautiful girl. I interviewed the author, Ilana Stanger-Ross, on March 19. Luke: "When you were a child, what did you … Continue reading

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For Love Or Money?

I just interviewed Suzanne Guillette about her new book, Much to Your Chagrin: A Memoir of Embarrassment. It’s about a young woman who desperately wants to publish a book to establish herself as a writer and justify her expensive MFA. … Continue reading

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From ’68 agitator to staunch supporter of George W Bush’s Iraq war

Alexander Linklater writes: For most of his 40-year career, Christopher Hitchens’s notoriety has been confined to highbrow journalistic, literary and political circles. In the last 15 years, he has been familiar to readers of Vanity Fair and the Atlantic, and … Continue reading

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