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A Short Story For Saturday

by Dish Staff This weekend’s short story is Tim Parks’ “Reverend,” just published in The New Yorker. You can surmise the subject matter from its title, which has autobiographical significance for Parks. In an interview, he had this to say about the story’s relationship to his own life: Reams could be written about the autobiographical […]

The View From Your Window Contest

by Chas Danner You have until noon on Tuesday to guess it. City and/or state first, then country. Please put the location in the subject heading, along with any description within the email. If no one guesses the exact location, proximity counts. Be sure to email entries to Winner gets a free The View […]

Outrage And Privacy

by Phoebe Maltz Bovy I want to second Michelle’s endorsement of the outrage year-in-review over at Slate. The item there that jumped out at me was Jordan Weissmann’s account of having played a large part in sparking a “cycle of viral outrage” against a Harvard professor who had “raged [in email] at a local Chinese […]

Your Saturday Morning Cartoon

by Dish Staff An adorable short follows an acorn’s search for meaning: Previous Saturday Morning Cartoons featured on the Dish here.

Reinventing The Bio

by Dish Staff Stuart Kelly wonders what would happen if biographers were as formally innovative as novelists: There have been various attempts at experimental biographies. Although it’s an “academic” book, Samuel Schoenbaum’s Shakespeare’s Lives, published in 1970, is remarkable: a life told through attempts to tell the life, a source book for how legends arise […]

The Best Of The Dish Today

by Chris Bodenner Today on the Dish, Michelle shook her head at the long-overdue exoneration of a black teenager executed in 1944, reflected on a perceived sexist remark made during her J-school days, and added her final thoughts on the Serial finale. More from Michelle on Dorothy Parker tomorrow and a sign-off post with reflections […]

Glenn Beck: Better Than Marina Abramovic

by Will Wilkinson I won’t say that this is the greatest thing that I have ever seen, but neither will I say that it is not glorious to behold. Glenn Beck, American, offers a voice of warning … from the future: Kyle Mantyla of Right Wing Watch (I’d rather watch grass grow) writes: The best […]

The Gentrification Of “Gentrification”

by Phoebe Maltz Bovy Emily Badger suggests chucking the word: Even researchers don’t agree on what “gentrification” means, let alone how to identify it. (And this is to say nothing of its even more problematic derivative, the “gentrifier.”) … The definition matters… not purely for linguistic nit-picking, but because we seldom talk about gentrification in […]

Faces Of The Day

by Dish Staff Kashmiri Shiite boys wear blood stained shrouds on December 19, 2014 in Srinagar, India as a sign of protest against the recent killing of the schoolchildren in the terror attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban killed 141 people, including 132 children, at an army-run school, and it was the deadliest in […]

Leaning In, Tumbling Down

by Dish Staff Reacting to a story about Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, Annie Lowrey reflects on “the ‘glass cliff,’ a relative of the ‘glass ceiling’ that holds back businesswomen, the ‘glass closet’ that stifles the ambitions of gay executives, the brick walls facing many managers of color, and the ‘glass elevator’ that helps so, so many […]

Playing Ball With Cuba

by Dish Staff As Carl Bialik’s chart shows, Cuban baseball players are on the rise here in the US, and now with the thaw in US/Cuba relations, many are wondering about the implications for their shared national pastime: Baseball has long been the most popular sport in Cuba and the island has long been a […]

Sounds Vichy

by Phoebe Maltz Bovy My project for the holidays is clearly going to have to be reading as much as possible by and about Éric Zemmour, author of a bestselling French book about that nation’s decline, which we covered earlier this week. Elisabeth Zerofsky has more on Le Suicide Français and its significance: Once Zemmour […]

Why Not Open Up To Cuba? Ctd

by Dish Staff Raul Castro has also released 53 political prisoners from Cuban prisons: #CubaPolicy — Slate (@Slate) December 17, 2014 Perhaps the most persuasive argument from skeptics...Show More Summary

Email Of The Day

by Dish Staff A reader writes: I live in the very small town of Pendleton, SC, which means I see Lindsey Graham on the reg. We both frequently go to 1826, a tiny little restaurant in the center of town (it was built in 1826 – clever, no?) I am a stand-up comedian. My dad […]

Would You Report Your Rape? Ctd

by Dish Staff Several more readers open up: To echo the sentiments of those before me, thank you so much for continuing this discussion. It has been one year since my rape. I have made a conscious decision not to report the incident and I don’t regret that decision for a minute. I was 100% […]

Belief And The Atomism Of Social Change

by Will Wilkinson Here is one of the most spectacular shifts in public opinion in our lifetime. What explains this? Don’t ask the psychologist and social scientists who study political opinion. They don’t know. One family of influential theories says that our political opinions are “motivated” by certain deep-seated emotional needs. According to one version, […]

What Choice Did Sony Have?

by Dish Staff Frank Rich feels that that Sony’s hand was forced: We are witnessing, in Alan Dershowitz’s phrase, the “Pearl Harbor of the First Amendment.” But this story is far bigger than the threat to the First Amendment. And the vituperation being aimed at Sony for canceling the film’s release — coming from both […]

Putin’s Pugnacious Presser

by Dish Staff Dish alum Katie Zavadski graciously watched Putin’s annual three-hour press conference (yes, the above video is a trailer for a press conference) so the rest of us don’t have to: Putin denied accusations that he is inciting a major international conflict in Ukraine, accusing the West — particularly the U.S. — of […]

What Does Cuba Mean For 2016?

by Dish Staff Rand Paul came out in support of President Obama’s historic opening with Cuba yesterday, putting him at odds with his putative primary competitors: “The 50-year embargo just hasn’t worked,” Paul said. “If the goal is regime change, it sure doesn’t seem to be working, and probably, it punishes the people more than […]

Losing Your Faith In Santa, Ctd

by Dish Staff Readers join Dish staffers in sharing their stories: Around age 5, my father took me to the mall for some shopping and the ritual Santa visit. Whatever it was he needed to buy, the journey was unsuccessful on that front, and we traveled directly to another mall to try again. Of course, […]

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