Inflation, it appears, has hit make-believe. Now that the Easter Bunny has hopped out of the picture for another year, and Santa is eight months away from his nonstop tour, that leaves all the time between for the underappreciated Tooth Fairy, who never has to worry about the burden of seasonal popularity.
Remember the midi of the mid-’80s? Store buyers banked on it, but consumers balked, refusing to wear shapeless sacks. Like just about everything else in fashion, though, the mid-length skirt is back and reinvented.
Sometimes it’s the offhand remark that’s the most telling. Indeed, the way we Americans casually, often unthinkingly, incorporate gun metaphors into our everyday slang says a lot about how deeply embedded guns are in our culture and our politics, and how difficult it is to control or extract them.

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