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The Pronoun Ritual

From the November 2022 Print Edition

Last fall, when I took my daughter to her college orientation, all new students had been issued ID lanyards, to which they were invited to affix pronoun stickers. To opt out would be ­conspicuous—and based on my observation, no one did. A week later, I too was subjected to the same demand. . . . . Continue Reading »

Incarnate Worship

From the June/July 2022 Print Edition

In the first, surreal weeks of the lockdowns of 2020, we all marveled at how COVID had hit at just the right time. Thanks to our Silicon Valley saviors, we had the perfect technologies to shift all “nonessential” activities and gatherings into virtual space. Zoom, which few of us had heard of in . . . . Continue Reading »