Anne Rice Issues a Petition to Get People to Be Nicer in Amazon Reviews
March 20, 2014

Anne Rice's petition won't work. People will still find a way to be jerks on the Internet—because it’s the Internet.

Protocol Experts Explain How Obama Could Have Handled the Castro Handshake
It's hard to snub without looking graceless
December 11, 2013

Sometimes world leaders just have to have good manners.

What Happens When the British Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real
Intimacy and the decline of manners in society
November 04, 2013

Is intimacy always a good thing? It has become customary to suggest that it is. But rather than being democratic, intimacy can be troublesome. Today we are obliged to be relaxed. Casualness is mistaken for fairness.