Monthly archives: October, 2017

BHL: The Kurds, Trump, and the Decline of American Power

We know more or less about the unbearable epilogue to Kurdistan’s hundred years of solitude that is being written right before our eyes. We know, too, about the craven abandonment of the Kurds to the New Gang of Four, right up to the ceasefire of Oct. 28. Continue reading “BHL: The Kurds, Trump, and the …

Breads Bakery Rocked by Partners’ Feud

In further proof that God is very, very unhappy with us, Breads—the incomparable Israeli bakery that has opened several locations in Manhattan and gifted the continent with history’s best babka—is currently experiencing a bitter feud between its two chief partners. According to a demand for arbitration, filed earlier this month and first reported by Eater, …

A Big Fluffy Cat Goes For a Ride in a Shoebox Car

Knowing how much their big, fluffy Persian cat enjoys boxes, very considerate humans made a little car out of a shoebox, tied a string onto the front and took him for a little ride. Although the ride stopped after a couple of minutes, the stubborn little kitty absolutely refused to leave his beloved custom box. …

How the Familiar Behavior of Romance Became the Norm Within the Platonic Relationships of ‘Friends’

In another of their very insightful video essays, film and television analysis platform ScreenPrism dug into the classic series Friends. looking specifically at how the platonic relationships between the characters were often portrayed as familiarly romantic whenever there was a responsibility to be met, an argument, a tender moment or moving out of an apartment. …