SHORT ITEMS

Up All Night With Larry King

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Larry never read the book.

From Hmm Weekly
On January 25, 2021

VISUAL CONSCIOUSNESS DEP’T.: Last Week’s Magazine Rack/New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2021

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From Hmm Weekly
On January 21, 2021

SANDWICH RECIPES DEP’T.

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Cream the cheese with melted butter; add a little juice from the pimento

From Hmm Weekly
On January 20, 2021

Corporate America Rewards Trump Enablers With Cushy Jobs

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Trump staffers are worried that the insurrection might hurt their career opportunities, but many of their former colleagues had no trouble finding nice jobs in the political influence industry.

From Sludge
On January 19, 2021

Some Things That Were Found in America Last Week

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A cat named Patches, missing since 2018

From Hmm Weekly
On January 18, 2021

PRODUCE DEP’T.

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I've spent full months' worth of my life, possibly more than a year, washing and trimming and chopping vegetables.

From Hmm Weekly
On January 16, 2021

Cruz and AOC Said They Would Propose a Lobbying Ban. So What Happened?

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They got a lot of attention for agreeing to work together on a bill to close the revolving door, but they never actually did what they said they would.

From Sludge
On January 14, 2021

SANDWICH RECIPES DEP’T.

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Recipes for anachronistic but entirely executable sandwiches

From Hmm Weekly
On January 12, 2021

ASK THE SOPHIST: Where Should I Put My Dog’s Poop?

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Dear The Sophist, It’s been painful to see a lack of sophistry in this space the last few weeks—it’s like no one is right about anything anymore. Fortunately, I’m right about something that popped up lately, and I’m hoping for some stylish confirmation of it.  A friend who recently got a dog says that he never […]

From Hmm Weekly
On December 31, 2020

SANDWICH RECIPES DEP’T.

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What we eat is a subconscious habit.

From Hmm Weekly
On December 24, 2020

The TV Lobby Does Not Want You to See the Sun

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Their reasoning is simple: If it’s dark out after work, you’re more likely to plop your ass on the couch.

From Sludge
On December 21, 2020

VISUAL CONSCIOUSNESS DEP’T.

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A HOLIDAY EMANATION

From Hmm Weekly
On December 21, 2020

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

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Do you have a thought? Send it to hmmweekly@hmmweekly.com.

From Hmm Weekly
On December 12, 2020

Visual Consciousness Dep’t.

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From Hmm Weekly
On December 12, 2020

Sandwich Recipes Addendum, Part 2

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WE CONCLUDE OUR extended presentation of select recipes from the 1923 edition of The Calorie Cook Book, by Mary Dickerson Donahey: “Menus for Reducing—for Upbuilding—for Maintenance,” available in the Public Domain, with a special addendum, because we kept thinking about a previous week’s recipe for Pepper Hash Sandwiches, which called for “any one of the […]

From Hmm Weekly
On December 12, 2020

Ask The Sophist.

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For our new readers at The Brick House: Dear The Sophist, I’ve had an idea for an advice column kicking around forever. I drafted up a whole debut version of it once—way back in the 20th century. But before we ever got around to putting it into print, the New York Times Magazine up and came out with its […]

From Hmm Weekly
On December 11, 2020