What’s Yours is Mine Or How to Sample Your Life

I’m thinking of traveling to Berlin to visit Helene Hegemann, the 19-year-old best-selling German author who almost won the Leipzig Book Fair prize, despite the fact that she freely admitted to lifting whole sections from other sources and who was written up (with proper acknowledgements) by Nicholas Kulish in the New York Times.

After All, He’s Just a Man

Was Mitch McConnell channeling Tammy Wynette last week? “Stand by Your Man” seemed to be the theme song of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. If you love him, you will be proud of him, because “after all, he’s just a man.”

The Exceptional Executive

I wondered if I should mention to her she ought to lose those pounds she’s added recently. HR will just give me that sob story about how she’s going through hard times since her husband died.  Or was it her husband and her son? Some car accident.  Or maybe mountain climbing. But why is that MY problem?

Easter Defended

I was at a dinner party last week and sat next to a man from Bhutan, who had recently moved here for a six-month assignment at The Hodge Conjecture Think Tank in Flatbush.

Imperialistic Publishers

We have read your exhaustive and exhausting manuscript for the novel “Silas Marner” and we regretfully decline its publication. There are problems two numerous to enumerate in this shortly letter, but I feel it my duty as editorial spokesman to correct your literative and grammatical mistakes.