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As goes Florida…

Things feel different down there: more exciting, more open-minded, more American

By Spectator Editorial

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Diary

In and out of the Pistols

Cameras clicking and lights flashing everywhere. This way, that way, over here!

By Paul Cook

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Culture

A sunshine state of mind

Floridians are proud and protective — and for good reason

By Karol Markowicz

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Business

Undercover in DeSantis’s Disney World

Hunting for evidence of Republican authoritarianism in the Magic Kingdom

By Matt Purple

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Culture

Is Miami really on the rise?

Some hope the boom continues but others are less pleased

By Alex Perez

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Policy

What Florida gets right

The state has a very lean government — that’s no accident

By Sal Nuzzo

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Culture

Who will stand for free speech?

The forces of cancellation require confrontation

By Ben Domenech

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COVID

Why Operation Warp Speed worked

America’s vaccine initiative was more than a miracle

By Paul Mango

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Culture

Greetings from the Newborn Bubble

It’s all white noise and shushing and singing and rocking

By Bridget Phetasy

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Culture

The last cowboys

What is a cattle drive without good neighbors?

By Teresa Mull

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Business

Sheryl Sandberg leans out

She needs even her mixed-legacy departure to somehow be a feminist act

By Mary Kate Skehan

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Law

Chicago is coming apart

The city’s very real progress is being squandered as crime spreads

By Ed Zotti

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Education

The culture war over the Middle Ages

The left thinks it was too white while the Catholic New Right sees much to admire

By David Marcus

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Science & Tech

Brave new wombs

Sometime this century, or early in the next, women will no longer have to give birth

By Daniel McCarthy

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Politics

How to not argue at the dinner table

Family dinners, like almost every area of American life, have become fiercely politicized

By Nate and Thomas Hochman

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Culture

The ancient Greek ship that was too big for any harbor

The Syracusia was constructed out of enough material to build sixty triremes

By Peter Jones

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Economics

Taking a page from Lenin’s playbook

It’s like Biden wants us to be poor

By Roger Kimball

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Business

The rise of the corporate abortion

Termination is set to become an HR perk

By Billy McMorris

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Culture

Get off the La-Z-Boy this summer

Our hot-vax summer do-over is here, and I’m going to stop ignoring the items on my to-do list

By Daniella Greenbaum Davis

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Internet

Rise of the anti-woke weirdos

It’s not a good idea to make anti-anything the center of your identity

By Jesse Singal

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Business

Members’ clubs are having a moment

Might the uptick in club openings tell us something profound?

By Josie Cox

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Books + Arts

Book Review

The rise of gay Washington

Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington by James Kirchick reviewed

By David J. Garrow

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Book Review

The circus that was 80s literary Britain

A new book remembers all the excitement and absurdity

By Alexander Larman

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Book Review

How not to live a life

Original Sins by Matt Rowland Hill reviewed

By Arabella Byrne

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Book Review

NIMBYs to the left of me, YIMBYs to the left

Yes to the City: Millennials and the Fight for Affordable Housing by Max Holleran reviewed

By Addison Del Mastro

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Book Review

Helen DeWitt’s brilliance and unsuccess

The English Understand Wool by Helen DeWitt reviewed

By Maria Albano

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Books

Lost in translation

Why are we so content to minimize and forget the work of translators?

By Francesca Peacock

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Exhibitions

The one-note wonder

The Museum of Modern Art is seeing red with Matisse

By Eric Gibson

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Exhibitions

Playing the long game

Paul Cezanne is lighting fires with a new retrospective in Chicago

By Xico Greenwald

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Music

A concert begun in darkness

Remembering Rafael Schächter, a conductor imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp

By Jacob Heilbrunn

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Film

How green is your Soylent?

A Seventies sci-fi thriller predicted dystopian eco-nightmare for 2022

By Tom Meek

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Film

Why did no one see The Northman?

The movie may be the last of its kind

By Will Hill

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Theater

Macbeth on Broadway: a Very Modern Scottish play

Daniel Craig whips through the Shakespeare tragedy in just over two hours

By Robert S. Erickson

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Life

High Life

Is Klaus Schwab the greatest threat of our time?

What does worry me is globalization, a sleight of hand by haves to have more, while small-town rubes get less

By Taki

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Low Life

In the footsteps of Hemingway

Susceptible people confuse his miraculous prose with their own lived experience

By Jeremy Clarke

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London Life

The death of the ladies’ man

It’s not cool to be a lothario nowadays

By Cosmo Landesman

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Prejudices

Conservatives and culture

Is the historical American culture being diluted, weakened and transformed by multiculturalism?

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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And Finally

The vibe shifts to East Austin

A Texas neighborhood is overtaken by invasive strains of twee

By Kat Rosenfield

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And Finally

When did brothers and sisters become ‘siblings’?

We never used to use the term in speech

By Dot Wordsworth

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Place

Place

Bogotá in full bloom

A new Colombia is budding, though still scared and scarred

By Benjamin Fogel

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Place

The pride of Paducah

A weekend in Kentucky’s distinctly working-class Jackson Purchase

By Amber Athey and Jonathan Duke

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Food + Drink

Food

The scoop on homemade ice cream

The art of making your own ice cream

By Jane Stannus

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Food

The decline and fall of eating out

Our priority is therapeutic: to be comfortable and feel welcome

By Timothy Jacobson

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Food

Introducing f’mores

A Gallic twist on an American staple

By Calla Jones Corner

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Drink

Tolosa Winery: my latest discovery

The six wines that I recently had an opportunity to taste ranged from fetching to fantastic

By Roger Kimball

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