Tag Archives: magazines

Treatments Bad and Good

Paleo Retiree writes: It’s been a long time since I’ve wanted to link to an article at The Atlantic. For decades a great magazine that was reliably substantial and well-written, it’s now an SJW-infested clusterfuck that too often reads like it’s being written … Continue reading

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A Personal Note

Paleo Retiree writes: I left a mini-memoir-ish comment on a Steve Sailer blogpost about the English writer Julie Burchill and her ex-husband Cosmo Landesman that a few might find interesting. Here it is: A general question that’s come up a … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free: Surging? Peaking? Declining?

Paleo Retiree writes: Back when I worked for a major media outlet, we staffers would sometimes joke that there was no better guarantee that a trend had gone past its peak and begun its decline than being chosen by our magazine … Continue reading

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“Need” and “Should”

Paleo Retiree writes: Another installment in what I’m thinking of as my Andy Rooney Series, wherein I notice, and then muse grumpily about, current trends. Hey, what else are older people good for? Today: What to make of morally coercive language … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Starlets

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Egalitarianism Question

Paleo Retiree writes: Shouldn’t the anti-stereotyping crowd be more worked-up than they are about the habit bookstores have of segregating some magazines into “Men’s Interest” and “Women’s Interest” sections? Isn’t it unfair to make — no, to impose — the … Continue reading

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Non-Question Lady Questions

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I just threw out about 2 years’ worth of magazines that I had been accumulating but neglecting like the national debt. Wired, Bon Appetit, The Atlantic, New York, bunch of stupid lawyer mags, local business magazines, L.A. Weekly, OC Weekly — Jesus, another … Continue reading

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