Author: Simon Balto

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The Drum Major Instinct

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On February 5, 2018
To my mind there were only two really memorable commercials to come out of last night’s Super Bowl. (David Harbour’s Tide ads were pretty funny, I guess, but I doubt I’ll remember them in a month.) The first was the Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Dirty Dancing spoof. It was fun and funny. The other was […]
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The cover of the forthcoming issue of The New Yorker is pretty great, although it would’ve been nice for artist Mark Ulriksen to include black women like the Kennesaw State cheerleaders whose kneeling ultimately led to the resignation of that university’s wholly unqualified president. Nevertheless, imagery like this is important. This April 4 will mark the 50th […]

Homeless in America

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On December 28, 2017

While I hope that everyone is having a reasonably pleasant holiday season, it’s worth remembering that this is an awful time of the year for the (at least) hundreds of thousands of people who li

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