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A tree threatens the house

When Good Trees Go Bad

Andrew Ferguson, arbor assassin

BY ANDREW FERGUSON

December 31 - January 7, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 16

Inflatable Santa

Christmas, Inflated

Joseph Bottum, (not simply) having a wonderful Christmastime

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

December 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 15

Alan Poindexter’s Arlington gravesite, foreground

Above and Beyond

Mark Hemingway meets the Missing Man

BY MARK HEMINGWAY

December 17, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 14

Twinkie in a Hearse

The Day the Twinkie Died

BY MATT LABASH

December 10, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 13

Charles Curtis

Heap Big Irony

Philip Terzian salutes a conservative Indian

BY PHILIP TERZIAN

December 3, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 12

Casual Turkey

Turkey in the Straw

Joseph Bottum considers the turkeys

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

November 26, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 11

Chris Morris

There’s Still Football

Geoffrey Norman finds solace in football

BY GEOFFREY NORMAN

November 19, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 10

A lumberjack and his love

Chains of Love

Geoffrey Norman on the power of a power tool

BY GEOFFREY NORMAN

November 12, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 09

George Herbert Walker Obama

George Herbert Walker Obama

Andrew Ferguson, campaign veteran

BY ANDREW FERGUSON

November 5, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 08

Breakfast with the Bible

The Greatest Story Never Read

Joseph Epstein gets around to ‘In the beginning’

BY JOSEPH EPSTEIN

October 29, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 07

Alan Stallings III

Death Be Not Proud

Fred Barnes's Polish errand

BY FRED BARNES

October 22, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 06

Terzian reads at the movies.

Dim Viewer

Philip Terzian, the non-moviegoer

BY PHILIP TERZIAN

October 15, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 05

There goes the neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

Ethan Epstein, keepin' it real

BY ETHAN EPSTEIN

October 8, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 04

Flight attendant spills coffee on a passenger

Flight Risk

Christopher Caldwell, frustrated frequent flyer

BY CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL

October 1, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 03

Jacques Pépin

Happy as a Clam

Victorino Matus, at lunch with Jacques Pépin

BY VICTORINO MATUS

September 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 02

Frustration at Aridity!

The Ungreening of America

Joseph Bottum's handful of dust

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

September 17, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 01

Donkeys on Mountain

Their Town

Irwin M. Stelzer, Aspen outsider

BY IRWIN M. STELZER

September 10, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 48

Super Mitt

Learning to Like Mitt

Andrew Ferguson, reluctant Romneyite

BY ANDREW FERGUSON

September 3, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 47

Looking for a place in Chicago

The Great Apartment Hunt

Joseph Epstein's sweet home, Chicago

BY JOSEPH EPSTEIN

August 27, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 46

Jon Lord

Music Man

Kelly Jane Torrance praises the Lord.

BY KELLY JANE TORRANCE

August 20, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 45

Chick-fil-A

C'est Chick

Matt Labash loves him some hatechicken

BY MATT LABASH

August 13, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 44

Whitey drives

Summertime

Lee Smith, fair-weather Yankees fan

BY LEE SMITH

July 30 - August 6, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 43

Newspaper boy

Ex Post Facto

Philip Terzian, former newspaperman.

BY PHILIP TERZIAN

July 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 42

Hemingway

A Brush with Eternity

Mark Hemingway, grateful.

BY MARK HEMINGWAY

July 16, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 41

The Law of Dismality

The Law of Dismality

Joseph Bottum, the dismal scientist

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

July 2 - July 9, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 40

Cartoon of a giant statue overlooking a man and his dog

Dressed Down

Christopher Caldwell, antiauthoritarian

BY CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL

June 25, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 39

Rescuing a swimmer

The Rescuer

Julianne Dudley survives a worst-case scenario

BY JULIANNE DUDLEY

June 18, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 38

James Abdnor

James Abdnor, 1923-2012

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

June 11, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 37

New York System

An Unmoveable Feast

Ethan Epstein, in a New York System state of mind

BY ETHAN EPSTEIN

June 4, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 36

Cartoon of a man looking bored at the opera

The Proustian Solution

Joseph Epstein, concertgoer on the edge of his seat.

BY JOSEPH EPSTEIN

May 28, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 35

Cartoon of a man pushing a door

My Digital Age

Philip Terzian, stumped.

BY PHILIP TERZIAN

May 21, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 34

Cartoon of a man in a wood shop

Shop Talk

Jonathan V. Last, closet carpenter

BY JONATHAN V. LAST

May 14, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 33