Heading Home for the Holidays

Later in December, I’m heading home to the UK. To be more specific, I leave New York on Christmas Eve and land at Heathrow at 7am on Christmas Day, where my beleaguered parents will be waiting, having woken up at 5am and driven an hour and a half from Cambridge to pick me up. I…

Posh Accents and Latent Homosexuality

Quick, where do┬áspecky smartarses with posh accents go before becoming politicians or lawyers or literary critics for the Times Literary Supplement? If you said “school” then congratulations, you’re officially a chav, a redneck, or whatever your country’s version of scum is. The correct answer, of course, is Cambridge, England. I’d also accept Oxford, Eton, any…