‘A compromise is what I can never accept.’

Neil Peart drinks Macallan 12 — with ice. There they are, my feelings for Rush exemplified by anecdotal evidence — the garish note, the lapse into poor taste, bless’em. Yet another example of my generation grabbing what’s left of music journalism jobs is the interviewing of Rush for a Rolling Stone cover story. I wanted… More ‘A compromise is what I can never accept.’

Weighing in

Why as a man of Cuban descent I avoid arroz: The average American woman weighs 166.2 pounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As reddit recently pointed out, that’s almost exactly as much as the average American man weighed in the early 1960s. Men, you’re not looking too hot in this scenario… More Weighing in

Centrism: ‘anti-ideology’

Mike Konczal could have written this piece in 2011 but being Cassandra is a drag: Centrists position themselves as anti-ideology, representing a responsible compromise between liberals and conservatives. The word conjures sobriety and restraint, caution and moderation—all of which sound compelling in uncertain economic times. We live in uncertain economic times. When competence and centrism… More Centrism: ‘anti-ideology’

To prepare a face for the faces we will meet

“History shows that the divide between gays who reject any cultural embroidery on their sexual orientation and those who spend evenings hand-stitching it has been around since homosexuality, as a human category, was invented,” J. Bryan Lowder writes in the middle of “What Was Gay?,” a Slate article analyzing the subtleties of homosexual men identifying… More To prepare a face for the faces we will meet