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Notes on the New Cold War


Unlike a lot of other men who are now parents, I don’t consider the first time I changed a diaper to be the point at which I stopped being cool. 1,997 more words

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All the Hits of the ’60s

There was work to be done at the top of the cedar, beaten by storms, and on the still-grand oak, but the main business for the professionals was the two flowering pear trees in the side yard. 1,033 more words

Broad Street Review

The days when Ma Bell ruled the world

Any telephone operators out there?

From the 60’s?

Huge fans surrounding the unending line of women, wearing skirts or dresses.

No pants allowed.

Keep your eyes on the “board”. 495 more words

Seniors

Virginia Postrel At Her Blog-'Wind Turbines & High-Speed Rail: The Allure Of Green Techno-Glamour'

Post here.

‘When Robert J. Samuelson published a Newsweek column last month arguing that high-speed rail is “a perfect example of wasteful spending masquerading as a respectable social cause,” he cited cost figures and potential ridership to demonstrate that even the rosiest scenarios wouldn’t justify the investment.

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Public Debate

Day 1 – Bob Dylan – 1962

This is the first in what will be a daily entry for a series I’m calling A Dylan A Day, where I’ll be listening to each of Bob Dylan’s studio albums and major releases in sequence. 278 more words

Flashback Fives: True tales from a real-life musician

Along with our letters, we also publish “Flashback Fives”—a list of five moments when each writer fell in love with a song, album, artist, genre, et al. 669 more words

The 90s

You too can make your own clothes!

For those of you of a certain vintage, do you remember Simplicity patterns?  My mom does.  She used them quite often to make her own skirts/dresses/culottes when she was a teenager. 192 more words

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