Pat, Jesse & Other Inconsequentials

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

While Jesse Ventura Melts Down It was a curious week. Last Sunday, for example, the boys and I were talking early in the morning about various brands of cereal. “Dad,” Junior asked, “was peanut butter Cap’n Crunch your favorite breakfast when you were a kid?” This gave me license to reminisce about the “olden days,” [&hellip
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Free-Form Re-From

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Em, well, no, Bob. It’s that the mainstream media and the nonmainstream media and the semi-mainstream media and everyone who reads any of them cannot abide that she’s totally unqualified to be president. On top of that, she leaves the impression of being a nut-cutting Machiavellian jerk. On which subject, the best line of last [&hellip
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Amy & Bruce In Sweden

Written by None - Do not Delete on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The trouble with Amy Sohn is that she’s no Candace Bushnell. Compared to the struggling nobodies and poor slobs Amy knows and writes about, Bushnell’s rich and famous are interesting, even if their names aren’t revealed. Bushnell also wrote with style and class. Sohn doesn’t deserve to be working for the same paper as Cindy [&hellip
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The Upper West Side’s Left Bank

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Water World What if one of the most stylish restaurants in Paris were an elaborate simulacrum of a generically American eatery? Maybe a Left Bank approximation of a Memphis barbecue place, complete with pulled pork sandwiches and Dixie beer on tap. Also plywood-paneled walls cluttered with phony VFW banners, George Wallace posters, Vols pennants, scuffed-up [&hellip
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Mr. Dana of The Sun

Written by William Bryk on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The Sun was founded in 1833 by Benjamin Day, a 23-year-old printer. He produced a racy, sensational paper, focusing on "fires, theatrical performances, elephants escaping from the circus, women trampled by hogs." In August 1835 (as recounted in a recent issue of McSweeney’s), Day began a series of bogus articles recounting life on the moon [&hellip
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