Sherlock Holmes and the case of the serial chuckler.

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Sherlock Holmes and the case of the serial chuckler

Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01 • By JOE QUEENAN



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The Hunger Artists

A short-term investment in high-yield talent

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Shut Up, Please

One man’s approach to a problem of modern music

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Scary Stuff

You think ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ is traumatic? Think again.

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Discount Eyewash

Discount Eyewash

The coupon as emblem of consumer confidence.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32

Frank Vincentz

How Do You Feel?

The interrogative mysteries of Deep Space.

Mar 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 25

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Sometimes it pays to be excluded from the fun.

Feb 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23


Keep It Simple

’Tis the gift, if you follow these suggestions.

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I Like Icon

But I’m getting a little weary of the adjective.

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‘So Far’ So Good

Everything is not always as it seems—at the moment.

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Defining Vegetables Down

The more we know about, say, cauliflower, the less we like it.

May 13, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 33

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The Paper Chase

Vengeance is mine when the crime is so abhorrent.

Mar 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 26


Goodbye, Columbus

A brief ‘au revoir’ to the Battleground State.

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The Blue Helix

Beyond the Apps

The Blue Helix should suffice for the next few months.

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Albert Einstein

Einstein Bageled

The relatively cutthroat world of intellectual theft.

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


No Props to Give

American rhetoric in black and white.

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A Lincoln Penny

No Excuses

Life’s lessons from the other side of the rainbow.

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

the letter Q

The Alphabet Blues

The agony (and occasional ecstasy) of the letter Q.

Apr 9, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 29

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Oh, By the Way.  .  .

I should acknowledge that I’m extraordinary.

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Requiem for a Dream

The international man of mystery ain’t what he used to be.

Aug 8, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 44

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In Defense of LeBron James

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