Magazine September 7, 2015, Issue

Does This Dress Make Me Look Oppressive?

My wife was standing on the shore of the Mississippi when the paddlewheel boat thrashed ’round the bend. She saw throngs of men in dark suits on the deck, standing at the railing, impassive. They all wore dark hats. At this point I had to interrupt and say, “I’m sorry, but this is a Twilight Zone episode. You saw the ship of the dead, lost in time.” She said she wondered if the dark suits meant they were all Hasidic Jews on an outing, but no, it was the Sabbath. Any other day, sure, you’re bound to see a paddleboat

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Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Found Wanting

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Politics & Policy

Cruising Speed

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Politics & Policy

The Week

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Politics & Policy


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