December 25, 2020: Merry Christmas to me: Salon has selected my essay “‘Low Class’ Donald Trump and the Wasps: Reckoning with Vulgarity, Snobbery and the Presidency,” which they originally ran in February, as one of its Best Life Story essays of 2020 (see here). I’m honored that they picked my piece, and of course I’m always delighted to have any opportunity to trundle out a picture of Lovey and Thurston, my favorite fake Wasps.