China wants in on same-sex marriage

Less than 24 hours after the US Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Beijing’s gay elite gathered in a private garden club near the Temple of Earth to celebrate a marriage of their own. The tone of the ceremony was demure and traditional, but the timing spoke loudly: We want in on same-sex […]

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Five More Questions about MSG

A couple of months ago, I wrote an essay in defence of monosodium glutamate. I argued that MSG is both harmless and useful, and that the persistent fear of MSG is a powerful representation of the grip the placebo effect has on our lives. Since writing, I have had many great conversations about MSG with […]

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