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The Best Man

The Best Man

As far back as I can remember, my parents had novels by Gore Vidal on their bookshelf.  Titles like Julian and Burr and later Lincoln were things I lived with in my youth like wallpaper.  These books would arrive as part of their subscription to Book of the Month Club.  The books would regularly arrive ...
Why the Swedish Cake Still Matters

Why the Swedish Cake Still Matters

Back in April we were horrified by the image above.  It seemed like the most incongruous grouping of elements: a black “woman” effigy cake; a white woman cutting the cake; the cake “woman” (played by a man) screaming; the white woman laughing…surrounded by grinning white onlookers.  All of this taking place in Sweden and all ...