Stop Calling Me Surly

Evolution of a more perfect union

In the biggest frickin’ deal of his vice presidency, Joe Biden became the highest-ranking U.S.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Sunny afternoon

I ran into an old friend sitting on a bench in the park up the street from my house.

Summary of My Discontent

The Apocryphon of Timmy

In 1945, two Egyptian farmers dug up a sealed jar containing 12 papyrus codices near the town of Nag Hammadi.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Commit a crime

My friend reported that someone slashed one of her tires, and she was pissed. Was it a random act of violence or was somebody making a focused expression of ill will? Had she done somebody wrong?

Stop Calling Me Surly

A divinely ‘decadent and depraved’ Kentucky Derby

We interrupt this disturbing drip of doom to predict that Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will again be decadent and depraved. That’s how Hunter S.

Raised Relief

Last ride of the Midnight Rambler

Look at how a steam locomotive works sometime.

Summary of My Discontent

No news is good news

ROME, Italy — As I write on actual paper with an actual pencil from The Vatican gift shop, I’m basking in a two-week news blackout.

Keeping Up with the Jones

Stop avoiding those conversations about race

Predictably, the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case has prompted a good percentage of Americans to once again retreat to their racial corners.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Frankfort 2012: Deja screw

Last Thursday, state lawmakers were eager to return to their families and get their citizen lives back.

Fables of the Deconstruction

I am the walrus

When I got to work this morning, I was the only one here.