Essays

You have male
Published on Apr 11th, 2002
0 comments By Karen Lehrman For the past couple of decades women have been inundated with relationship advice. From books such as Smart Women, Foolish Choices to The Cinderella Complex to The Rules,...
This old T-shirt
Published on Apr 4th, 2002
0 comments My husband has never worn a suit to work. He has never had to interpret “office casual.” His entire two decades of working have been spent in uniforms, usually with his name embroidered on the breast...
I believe... that celibacy doesn't have a prayer
Published on Mar 28th, 2002
0 comments By Jimmy Breslin It looks like the only way to rehabilitate the Catholic Church is for all the priests who have girlfriends or are secretly married to come out as advertisements for Catholic sanity....
Design your baby?
Published on Mar 21st, 2002
0 comments A human being was spared the horror of losing her mind by age 40 by means of genetic testing, recently revealed the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Of course, this medical miracle...
Lay-ing low
Published on Mar 14th, 2002
0 comments By Joshua Green One of the more frustrating Republican talking points is the politically advantageous assertion that Enron's collapse, far from being a scandal, actually vindicates the free-market...
No excuse: ignorance doesn't equal innocence
Published on Mar 7th, 2002
0 comments What is really retarded here is the Supreme Court using Daryl Atkins as their test case to determine whether mentally retarded criminals should be executed.   You will never find a unanimous...
Musically rich
Published on Feb 28th, 2002
0 comments There are two kinds of rock n’ roll cult heroes: the kind that show up in cheesy posters hanging on dorm room walls and the kind that inhabit the hearts of musicians, critics, and musical snobs....
Blind justice
Published on Feb 21st, 2002
0 comments Jamie Salé and David Pelletier skate in the worn tracks of many athletes whose Olympic dreams have been dashed by iffy— or corrupt— officiating. At the controversial 396 BC Games, two of three...
Newspapers: our last connection?
Published on Feb 7th, 2002
0 comments As the TentMaker would have it: "The moving finger writes; and, having writ,//Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit//Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line//Nor all thy Tears wash out a word of it."...