Florence King

America’s greatest tradition: inventing spurious traditions

28 February 2015 9:00 am

  Fredericksburg, Virginia Americans crave traditions. The older they are the more we cherish them. Thanksgiving, which beats out Christmas,…

How niceness became the eighth deadly sin for women

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Fredericksburg, Virginia I have come a long way with feminism. When it first hit the fan in the early 1970s…

America's war on sleep

25 January 2014 9:00 am

 Fredericksburg, Virginia Ask an American to name the author of the line ‘Sleep, that knits up the ravelled sleeve of…

Notes on …Vodka

21 September 2013 9:00 am

James Bond’s ‘Vodka martini, shaken, not stirred’ will never be a mark of sophistication for me because vodka and I…