Magazine September 9, 2019, Issue

Behind the Times

Women workout on the beach in Solana Beach, Calif., March 5, 2015 (Mike Blake/Reuters)

Call me cis-male. I sing the body eclectic, appreciating women of many ages and shapes. I have standing as an expert witness. What I have been seeing for the last few years on the city sidewalks, from April to October, is butts.

The first to foresee this, as he foresaw so much else, was the Southern Gentleman. When he died, some obituarists called him a New Journalist (his preferred self-designation); others focused, as if it explained him, on his love of punctuation (!!!!!!!!!!!!!). What he really practiced was turn-about. He was a son of the Old Dominion, who, instead of being

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