Cultural Caviar

Who’s Your Favorite Dictator?

Just as everyone has his favorite crime, so everyone has his favorite dictator. For...

Havana, Cuba
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Deep Thoughts

Reality Bites

Reality Bites

“What we care about is permanent protection, dignity, and respect,” blurted out...

Hollywood

Exploration, the Polynesian Way

Exploration, the Polynesian Way

Moana, the new Polynesian-princess animated feature from Disney, is like a less...

Shaidle Unchained

A Burgeoning Civic Religion

A Burgeoning Civic Religion

I never want to belong to any club that would have anyone else as a...

International Affairs

Populist-Nationalist Tide Rolls On

Populist-Nationalist Tide Rolls On

Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has...

Creep

Castro’s Utopian Hellhole

Castro’s Utopian Hellhole

Fidel Castro is dead, so that’s cool. Born to wealth and privilege and educated in...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Carcinogenic, Schizophrenic, and Estrogenic Headlines SIEG-HEILING...

Cultural Caviar

Dissatisfaction Guaranteed

Dissatisfaction Guaranteed

Recently we stayed a few days in Belgium with friends who had very well-brought-up...

Cultural Caviar

Light ’Em Up

Light ’Em Up

The Victorian poet Arthur Hugh Clough offered an update of the Ten Commandments. Some...

Media

Lyncher, Faker, Mischief Maker

Lyncher, Faker, Mischief Maker

When Democrats lose big, one thing is for sure—the pitchforks and hangin’ ropes...

Toeing the Line

Trump Supporters and Their Fair-Weather Friends

Trump Supporters and Their Fair-Weather Friends

Rapper Kanye West was just carted away to a mental institution for...

Education

Trump U

Trump U

Donald Trump is not the most scholarly American, but he could do education a bit of...

Home Front

A Besieged Trump Presidency Ahead

A Besieged Trump Presidency Ahead

After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family...