A modest proposal for the retirement of our national pastime
Author Archives: Patrick Griffin
Let’s Ban Smoking Outright
OK, it’s a stupid, fascist, unnecessary, unworkable, historically discredited idea. But what’s wrong with it?
The True Meaning of Xmas
I think Christmas has become something better–or anyway more deeply coherent, more universal, more important–than a celebration of the nativity of Christ. And the strange thing is, I think everybody knows it.
City Life: Hot, Gay, Comes Every Day
When the only fact retailers know about you (or think they know) is that you’re sexually attracted to men, they simply can’t let go of it.
A Valentine’s Message for You
I’ll concede you love. I’ll spot you the Greatest Love the World Has Ever Known. Still it seems inadequate as a central cultural ideal. Romantic love just isn’t what holds us together. It isn’t what matters.
The Catcher in the Drain
Where Do All the Lawyers Come From? Confessions of a Lapsed Lawyer, Plus a Modest Proposal for Relieving the Glut