So I spent most of the afternoon watching the new season of “Kids in the Hall.” We can’t really call it a “reboot,” because it doesn’t pretend that the original show (a Canadian sketch comedy series that ran from 1989-95) never existed. It’s not really the same show, exactly…
At what point is it proper to start using the word “dying” to describe someone? Which fall, which new and permanent diminishment, which diagnosis? Is it…
first in a series, maybe
(This is one of those Substacks that is going to be very inside-Christianity-baseball, so I apologize to the readers who are bored by those types of…
I can’t find the exact quote, but Henry Adams remarks somewhere in the Education that for his generation—and, it’s implied, every generation after…
Sometime tonight or tomorrow I will post my students’ grades. I don’t want to work on my birthday, which is Sunday, so I’ll have to do it soon…
That’s obviously a bit provocative, but I don’t think the two options have to be at war with each other. This is why it genuinely bothers me when…
I have a new essay, on the mythology and reality of American small towns, at Hedgehog. It’s nice to be back. This was interesting to write because I…
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