Greece

The Despots of Democracy

“Last night hope for real change brought the smiles back to Greek faces after...

Alexis Tsipras
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Rude Remarks

Science Fiction for the Fourth Generation

Science Fiction for the Fourth Generation

Here’s a brilliant idea for an anthology: collect essays about the changing face of...

Britain

Multicultural Meltdown

Multicultural Meltdown

“Do you believe in witchcraft?  Do you believe that men can turn themselves into...

Cultural Caviar

Exhortation and Megalomania

Exhortation and Megalomania

It’s widely assumed, both by liberals and conservatives, that the fields of arts...

Oy Vey!

Sublime Recapitulation: Alfred Hitchcock’s “New” Holocaust Film

Sublime Recapitulation: Alfred Hitchcock’s “New” Holocaust Film

But of our work, the work of our order and in particular the work of this monastery,...

Afternoon Delight

Sanguine Nation

Sanguine Nation

Menstruation is having a moment. I don’t mean the fleshly, goopy one that vexes...

Injured Parties

Something’s Lousy at Dalhousie

Something’s Lousy at Dalhousie

I’m sure that Canada was settled by tough people, but what the hell...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Snappiest, Scrappiest, and Crappiest Headlines SHOVING ALL THAT GAY...

Late Night

Avoid Rich Foods

Avoid Rich Foods

Generally I don’t remember my dreams, and to judge by the few that I do remember...

RADIO DERB

When the Kapok Tree Blooms

When the Kapok Tree Blooms

The Reverend Al Sharpton is off on a trip to Blighty to address the Oxford Union and members of parliament. I guess Barney the purple dinosaur wasn't available.

Deep Thoughts

Superman Is Boring

Superman Is Boring

A common saying among Civil War buffs is: “Poor is the nation that has no heroes....

Derbtown

The Tyranny of the Bookish

The Tyranny of the Bookish

It is now nearly a hundred years since H.G. Wells remarked in his book The Outline...

Rude Remarks

Momus, God of Scorn

Momus, God of Scorn

I’m not interested in winning, but in thinking. I’d rather be perplexed than...