All posts by Christopher Reid

About Christopher Reid

Chris was born in Washington, D.C. and lives in Britain. He works as a blogger, essayist, and novelist. His first book, Tea with Maureen, has just been published.
  • The Pleasure Of Hating

    There is no end of commentary on the venom and vitriol that is so characteristic of contemporary politics. Though history shows that current American politics remain tame compared to the unhinged fury of 19th century brand, the...

    • Posted June 23, 2017
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  • Is Lezing Out Cheating?

    This question occurred to me after speaking with one of the bartenders at my local café-bar the other day. She is quite an attractive woman: young, tall, long honey brown hair, a set of upright perky tits,...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Making Sense Of Cultural Appropriation

    Cultural appropriation refers to members of a larger, wealthier, and more powerful group taking ideas, art, and artifacts from people of a historically oppressed and marginalized group. It is important to put it this way because the...

    • Posted June 16, 2017
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  • Is A Discrete Romance Still Possible?

    There may be a number of reasons why you prefer to pursue a discrete—not to say secret—romance. It isn’t a case of being ashamed of your crush. Indeed, she may also want the two of you carry...

    • Posted June 15, 2017
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  • Your Money In Britain—After The Election

    Tired, hungry, shocked, exuberant—this describes my general condition as I write this. Nearly every commentator and pollster, with the exception of YouGov and Survation, called it wrong. Far from a landslide Tory victory and a devastating Labour...

    • Posted June 9, 2017
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  • Why Free Speech Is Worth Fighting For

    Free speech on college campuses is in danger. As a college man, you may have only taken a passing interest in the issue, but things have come to such a head that the ability of anyone to...

    • Posted June 8, 2017
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  • How To Become A World-Class Wit

    It has occurred to me lately that there is an abundance of comedy, a great deal of snark, a surfeit of indignation, and an endless mine of hate in the public sphere. But there is very little...

    • Posted June 2, 2017
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  • Is Friendliness Possible With All Your Political Opposites?

    This may be one of the most pressing questions of our time. Some weeks ago I wrote about hypocrisy and the forces that push us toward it. That article was concerned mostly with being true to your...

    • Posted June 1, 2017
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  • Why You Should Think Like Plato—Sometimes

    The Greek philosopher Plato was a native of Athens. Born in 427 B.C.E, he was of distinguished aristocratic lineage on both his mother’s and father’s side. He came of age during a time of extraordinary change and...

    • Posted May 26, 2017
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  • How To Deal With A Sexually Tense Relationship

    Attraction is a mysterious and protean feeling. You cannot force it, and you can never control it. Sexual tension is a kind of attraction that occurs instantly and unexpectedly and is usually the result of being in...

    • Posted May 25, 2017
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  • How To Dress Well Without Trying

    Every woman’s crazy for a sharp dressed man. So goes the popular tune by ZZ Top. There is much truth in it. Women respond well to men who wear nice clothes and look good in them. You...

    • Posted May 19, 2017
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