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Halloween

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We Are All Skeletons

One day, a day I am unlikely to live to see, humans will no longer care about race. Identity politics will have been relegated to the dustbin of history. Perhaps even identity as we’ve come to emphasize it – based on religion, sexuality, etc. – will be a relic of the past. One of the … Continue reading

Should We Dress as Megyn Kelly for Halloween?

I am shedding crocodile tears for Megyn Kelly, the outrageously overpaid TV personality who is losing her NBC perch thanks to her racist remarks. If you haven’t heard, she wondered aloud on air why it’s a problem for people to wear blackface for Halloween, as long as their outfit is honoring a character or an … Continue reading

Budapest: Beauty or Beast?

It’s Halloween, a chance to contemplate what is more creepy: a truly beautiful person masquerading as a hideous beast, or an attractive costume that camouflages beastly hate? Two very different news items on Hungary, one on beauty, the other on beastliness, grabbed my attention in the last week.  The first, the results of a Conde … Continue reading

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