Kids These Days

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“Kids these days….” The phrase doesn’t need to be completed and usually isn’t. But the meaning is clear. Children have disappointed their parents. Or, if not their own, other parents’ kids have, with their ignorance, rudeness, and general misbehavior. The … Continued

Fatty’s Fall from Grace

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Another centennial arrives: the infamous Labor Day, 1921, blow-out at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco; or, as New Yorker’s Michael Schulman put it, Fatty Arbuckle’s “deadly pajama party.” (“Fatty Arbuckle and the Birth of Celebrity Scandal,” October 11, 2021) … Continued