Richard Cohen writes so badly that we can't be sure if he was being deliberately racist in his column about Mayor-Elect Di Blasio. But I'm with Ta-Nehisi Coates: He's run out of chances.
Lingua Franca (not, alas, the magazine of blessed memory) cruelly mocks the cute use of diacritical marks. One they missed: A local car-dealership chain called Pepe uses a symbol I cannot reproduce because it exists in no earthly language: an acute accent over the second P.
Happy birthday, janetmk