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Oversexed Pistol

Oversexed Pistol

“No matter what madness I’m hearing from the podium, he’s...

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Twisted Sisters

Twisted Sisters

So TCM ran The Nun’s Story again, and I watched it again, and cried again. Which...

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The Hitler of Gibsons

The Hitler of Gibsons

Steeltown was headbanger heaven. Heavy metal devotees stomped the streets of my...

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Blasphemous Rumors About Richard Spencer

Blasphemous Rumors About Richard Spencer

Did you have that stupid idea in high school too? That on prom night or...

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Fifty Years of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

Fifty Years of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

I haven’t cared about the Oscars since 1992’s Silence of the Lambs sweep....

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Isn’t It Romantic?

Isn’t It Romantic?

The most “Valentine’s Day” thing I’m doing this Valentine’s Day is...

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I Hate Spunk

I Hate Spunk

“She made a show about how single career women could still have fulfilling...

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Thanks for Nothing, Bitches

Thanks for Nothing, Bitches

Women rarely fail to let me down. There’s a Roz Chast cartoon showing one lady...

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Ladies and Gentlemen…President Sinatra

Ladies and Gentlemen…President Sinatra

Frank Sinatra’s Secret Service code name was “Napoleon.” Before you can...

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No Peace in the Uncanny Valley

No Peace in the Uncanny Valley

Star Wars makes you stupid. Star Trek makes you smart. Yes, both fandoms pursue...

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Right-Wingers, Please Stop Saying This One Stupid Thing

Right-Wingers, Please Stop Saying This One Stupid Thing

If I’d known, as a teenager, that Lake Superior State University existed, maybe...

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DNA Despair

DNA Despair

On the topic of “noteworthy accomplishments,” here’s an ironic one: With How...

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From Joan to Donald

From Joan to Donald

“I lost my whole family in Auschwitz. Seriously: I waited in the gift shop for...

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A Burgeoning Civic Religion

A Burgeoning Civic Religion

I never want to belong to any club that would have anyone else as a...

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