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by ann althouse

Untapped Cities reminds us of the ignition point of what would be The Summer of Love.The Central Park event was organized by Paul Williams, an 18-year old who had founded the first serious rock and roll magazine, Crawdaddy, as a college freshman a year...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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"... has prompted widespread outrage," The Guardian informs us.Inside the paper there was was more ogling at the female leaders, with a headline reading: “Finest weapons at their command? Those pins!” A column by Sarah Vine referred to Sturgeon’s...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In Capitol Reef National Park, March 9th.Feel free to explore about any subject in the comments (and to use The Althouse Amazon Portal to pursue any shopping needs)....
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Said Megan Mallally, talking about her father on Alec Baldwin's show "Here's the Thing."Baldwin: "Some people are able to juggle those pursuits."Mallally: "Yeah."Baldwin: "But he was more of a specialist."...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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... but I like to see an answer to the problem raised by the top-rated comment, which I'm not going to quote here. The article is "Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses."...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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"He seemed to be in a trance. Beside herself with panic, Susan had to shake the boy repeatedly to snap him out of it. Distraught, she could not understand how her once-healthy and happy little boy had become so addicted to the game that he wound up in...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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"'The Califanos left the restaurant, but Schumer followed them outside.'” On the sidewalk, Schumer carried on with his fantastical filibuster: '"How could you vote for Trump? He’s a liar!" He kept repeating, "He’s a liar!"'"Oh, come on. People...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Tweets Trump.Depends on the meaning of "very good shape." About to collapse... great.That tweet was right after "The Republican House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. After so many bad years they were ready for a win!"Sometimes...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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"Inhabitants of Maldives Atoll Fear a Flood of Saudi Money":[Some people in the Maldives] are bracing for a life change they fear could be catastrophic, after the Maldivian president’s announcement in January that leaders of Saudi Arabia were planning...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In Utah, on March 9th. With Meade.Use the comments for late-night and overnight discussion of whatever you can get going....
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Elon Musk's new company — "focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation."...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In the "Muddy Boots Café," where I alluded to our recent sojourn in Utah, rhhardin said:I can take the somewhat wind-sheltered daily bike route to the more distant Kroger or the exposed route to the nearer Kroger, for getting out of the house; and nice...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, March 27, 2017
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... you can talk about anything you like... including leggings — already under discussion here — why Meade really wanted to take this picture of me, and whether we could be happily mediocre in southern Utah. The mud on my boots is not from Utah....
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, March 27, 2017
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In this hot new episode of Bloggingheads (record on Friday), Glenn Loury objects strenuously by the effort to treat Trump as abnormal, and I agree. Despite that basic agreement, we find a lot to talk about:The tags indicate the range of subject matter....
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Now, there's some headline to first line slippage.The headline is good clickbait, but it sets up an argument that the author — Krista O'Reilly Davi-Digui — never makes. What's mediocre about a small, slow, simple life? Many people would say that...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, March 27, 2017
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But it's ironic. Ai Weiwei, the provocative Chinese artist, will build more than 100 fences and installations around New York City this fall for “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” one of his most large-scale public art projects to date....You're...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, March 27, 2017
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"And when The Beatles came out, you know, initially, I didn't even care. I was still reeling from having seen The 4 Seasons on 'Ed Sullivan' doing 'Big Girls Don't Cry.' There was something about that sound. The way they looked! We didn't have guys that...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Said Johnny Rotten/John Lydon. That was about Brexit..."Where do I stand on Brexit? Well, here it goes: the working class have spoke, and I’m one of them, and I’m with them,” he said.But he also talked about Trump. He's "a complicated fellow."...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, March 27, 2017
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I see the airline is defending the decision of the gate agent that these kids didn't meet the condition that passengers dress appropriately. And I see the internet is expressing outrage. But what I don't see is a picture — or an adequate written description...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, March 27, 2017
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"Government has no place in the wombs of women, period. As a woman, the only parties I will ever vote for are those that recognize I'm a fully functioning human being with an autonomous right to choose what I do with my own body. Anything else would...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, March 27, 2017
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It's so absurd! Rex Parker freaks out:What a no-good, terrible, confusing, stupid clue for a perfectly good insect. Does WASP mean "white Anglo-Saxon Protestant" here? If so ... WTF? No one used that term in the 19th century, so ... I mean, "inapt" doesn't...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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I used the word in a comment just now, and I'm reading the Wikipedia article on the subject. This jumped out:In 1988, President Ronald Reagan said of Michael Dukakis, a presidential candidate who was rumored to have received psychological treatment,...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Said Patch, formerly known as Patrick Abbatiello, formerly designated as male, who not only acquired a legal name change — to Patch, just Patch (It's Patch*) — but got the legal gender designation changed to "genderless."This happened in Multnomah...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Said one animal protection researcher quoted in "Indonesians’ Taste for Dog Meat Is Growing, Even as Others Shun It" (NYT).“From a strictly practical, agricultural point of view, growing dogs and cats for meat requires far less space and feed resources...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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"As it is known today and discussed in progressive circles, a jurisdiction Bovy writes about with the knowing weariness that comes with longtime residence, privilege is not just about having special advantages available only to the few, but it is also...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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