A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
An editorial in the Wall Street Journal declares leaders resembling 19th century imperialists are “winning.” Not necessarily, counters Creon Critic.
New Dealer offered an explanation of why we all should care if cultural institutions go under. Now, Rufus explains why he cares.
Trumwill explores the potential environmental impact of driverless cars.
Why show up at a party when everyone knows you weren’t invited?
We start our cooking school with one of the youngest cooking methods there is: Roasting.
A private stateroom on Mon Tiki, a hand-built, neo-Polynesian catamaran during her voyage up the East Coast from Florida to Montauk NY. because you want some uninterrupted time in an inspiring location to think and create.
Could Abraham Lincoln really have sidestepped the entire American Civil War by using the government’s power of property condemnation to buy all of the slaves in the South and then free them?
Liberals disagree with Adolph Reed Jr.’s Harper’s essay less than they think.
SIHTAF means “S[omething] I’ll Have To Apologize For,” as in readily-mockable conduct by a brother or sister member of the bar. Today, I contemplate my cocktail-party response to some guy suing video game publishers because his adult son has become a Playstation waste-oid.
Boris Lutskovsky grew up in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, and for years he thought of himself as a Russian. As tensions rise in the Bloodlands, Boris reflects on what it means to be Ukrainian.
Jonathan McLeod reflects on the passing of a friend.
In which we take a peek at an upcoming series that will teach the seven cooking skills you need to know in order to make great, healthy food on a budget.
A pro-invader stance
Mad Rocket Scientist looks at the science and future of humanity’s next great adventure.
The left isn’t where the right is today, but more and more they appear to be starting down the same path the right unwisely chose twenty years ago. Tod Kelly sets the table for an upcoming short series. BSDI knee-jerkers, start your engines!
Those of us in favor of same sex marriage have won. But how do we live with those who are the losers?
Contrary to Matt Yglesias or Richard K. Vedder, Creon Critic argues why its really OK for people to give money to Harvard.
From the front porch to front and center–how candidate selection changed the presidency.
For years now, the Corcoran Gallery in D.C. has found bold and innovative ways to shoot itself in the foot. Now, it’s over.
Sam on Jason Collins, basketball, and bigotry.
Jaybird wanders through the Five Languages of Love and Long Distance Relationships before telling you how to live.
My wife never met my mother, but she watched her die.
I didn’t understand at the time, and I still don’t fully. But I knew that I had changed myself in some fundamental way.
Sam Wilkinson: Love Opportunist.
Sometimes love is the vehicle for evil. Guest writer zic explains, in what might be the most powerful story Ordinary Times has ever featured.
(A warning to readers that although no graphic language is used, this post does contain disturbing subject matter.)