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Lauren Bacall and Fantasies

Today the Belfast Telegraph has run a story with the headline “Lauren Bacall Will Always Be in the Shadow of Humphrey Bogart.” Of course I’m linking it, for the record, but you needn’t bother to read it. It doesn’t come anywhere near explaining its own header. The author, Deborah Coughlin, mentions the old chestnut about how Bogart lost his first two wives to their careers, and how Bacall thus felt as his wife, her first priority was to support him.
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Autism

A rarely heard voice

My friend Kristine sent me this yesterday, from the Autism Discussion Page on Facebook. First, there was this rather impressive slide show: …then there was the following person’s reaction to it. I do read from other adults on the spectrum, but I have to say this perspective was unusual, and thought-provoking. Sorry it took me so long to go about writing this, but it took me a while to process and word my response. I wanted to make sure I
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Populism

Remembering the Populist Simpsons

We interrupt your workweek for a special announcement. Perhaps you’ve heard that, starting today, FXX is airing all 552 extant episodes of The Simpsons in the largest TV marathon of all time (12 days). Have you tried googling which episodes to watch? You’ll probably get recommendations from the New York Times or Vulture or Slate or even retrojunk.com. And you’ll hear about some outstanding episodes, sure. But their lists are generally missing something. Namely: the first two or three years of the
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