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The Magazine Cover Metaphor

Rolling Stone is ending its large format magazine and going with a more traditional size. The last cover of the “old” format features John McCain; the new format on October 30 will feature Barack Obama.

Maybe Rolling Stone should have waited. The photo they’ve chosen of Obama looks comically large on the smaller page:

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Gillette Is Not Wrong

Is the new Gillette razor ad a radical feminist attack on masculinity — the commercial embodiment of a woke sensibility? I was prepared to think so. But having watched it twice, I find a lot to like. The ad has been panned by some conservative commentators. With all due respect, I think they are falling into a ... Read More
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David Webb’s White Privilege

And here I thought I was the only black man with white privilege. Areva Martin, a CNN “analyst” — whatever in hell that means anno Domini 2019 — was in the middle of a spirited exchange with the conservative talk-radio host David Webb about racial preferences in hiring. Webb argued — as ... Read More