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After the Nobel, Then What?

October 19, 2009

Sure, you spend a few months resting on your laurels. You go to Stockholm, you collect your prize, you give your speech, but then what?

The Soft Knock

October 9, 2009

Without warning, a hobbled old Afghan man comes around the corner, surprising the soldier guarding the door. The soldier yells, “Stop!” The old man inches forward on his cane.

“My good woman, you are a man!”

September 3, 2009

What will happen to Caster Semenya if it turns out that some part of her anatomy or biochemistry does not conform to a biological picture of sex in which internal, external, and chromosomal status all match?


April 14, 2009

If you are going to purge your bookstore of gay and lesbian literature, you should do a proper job of it.

Into Gaza

January 17, 2009

Egypt allowed fifty foreign journalists into Gaza through the Rafah gate. I was one of them.