The Daily Dish

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

  • 'If I Had Known Then ..."

    Richard Goldstone's op-ed in the Washington Post was a highly unusual thing. A public figure, responding to new facts unavailable before,…

  • A Poem For Sunday

    "Brother, I’ve seen some" by Kabir, appeared in the March issue of Poetry, and is translated from the Hindi by Arvind Krishna…

  • Politics And Human Nature

    Peter Wehner riffs on Yural Levin's new essay, “Beyond the Welfare State": Walter Lippmann wrote that at the core of every…

  • Is Love A Choice?

    Building off David Foster Wallace's philosophy, Leland de la Durantaye contemplates the nature of love: Are we free to love?…

  • A Video Game Or The Circus?

    Stefany Anne Golberg eulogizes live performances, whose numbers have dropped by 61 percent over the last five years: The death of stage…

  • "An Epidemic Of Not Watching" Ctd

    More depressing news about Israel's next generation: A recent survey of the political opinion of Israeli youth shows a significant move to the…

  • A Reminder

    Don't dial drunk:  

  • Micro Charity

    James Altucher explains why he doesn't donate to big charities: The American Cancer Association might be a great charity. But what will my…

  • A Loony Writes

    Daniel Kalder reviews Qaddafi's other book, 1993's Escape to Hell, a collection of short stories and essays: In the title story –…

  • Sex And Death

    Vinnie Rotondaro reports on the shifting landscape for female funeral workers: Before the 1860s, caring for the dead was viewed as a…

  • A Tiny Straw In The Wind, Ctd

    Now for the truly chilling part - Michele Bachmann being groomed for the big time by the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin: If you thought…

  • Boots On The Ground

    Al Jazeera notes the following: US and Egyptian special forces have reportedly been providing covert training to rebel fighters in the…

  • "Free Speech Is A Great Idea, But ..."

    Harry Reid's comment that "we'll look into" the despicable Christianism of Terry Jones unnerved me. Butters unnerved me some…

  • History's Worst Jobs

    Lapham's Quarterly made a matrix.

  • His Last View From His Window

    Greenland, New Hampshire, 6.50 am. Our reader writes: This was my husband's last view when he died at home last week.

  • His Last View From His Window

    Greenland, New Hampshire, 6.50 am. Our reader writes: This was my husband's last view when he died at home last week.

  • The Sparks And The Wildfire

    Talleyrand wonders where the small acts of individuals - from a fruit seller in Tunisia to a fundamentalist Christian in Florida - will take…

  • Which Revolutions Matter Most?

    Rothkopf concentrates on China's advances in science and research: It is an axiom of history that the silent revolutions -- like those that…

  • Face Of The Day

    Fighters battle in Manhattan's Union Square during a massive pillow fight on April 2, 2011 in New York City. Over 130 cities worldwide are …

  • Internet Mind Meld

    Michael Chorost uses the brain's own structure to imagine the future: Without a corpus callosum, the right and left halves of the brain…


The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."


What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.


Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.


Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.


How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming



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