Vile Bodies

The Butt of the Joke

You know you are getting old when even the judges look young; but another sign of...


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Cultural Caviar

Who’s Afraid of Whom?

Who’s Afraid of Whom?

Increasingly, social-grievance jihadis are getting themselves worked up over casting...

Shaidle Unchained

Cool Detachment

Cool Detachment

I still haven’t memorized my cell phone number, or my husband’s. I don’t...

The Patriarchy

1 + 1 = You’re a Racist

1 + 1 = You’re a Racist

Piper Harron is an unhappy-looking black woman whose mood would be greatly improved...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Devastating, Irritating, and Isolating Headlines IS YOUR PUG A...

Zeitgeist

The Soviet Way

The Soviet Way

In the literal sense, the West triumphed in the Cold War. Nevertheless, a kind of...

British Politics

Timing Is Everything

Timing Is Everything

William Gladstone, the great Victorian Liberal leader, the most successful electoral...

Zeitgeist

The Crude Shall Inherit the Earth

The Crude Shall Inherit the Earth

The confluence of factors that landed Donald Trump in the White House was something...

Diversity Training

Racism: The Last Refuge of Us All?

Racism: The Last Refuge of Us All?

We’ve all heard Samuel Johnson’s famous adage about patriotism being the last...

Scandal

Urinating on the Taliban: Where Are They Now?

Urinating on the Taliban: Where Are They Now?

Justin Ropke is dead. He was an Afghanistan war vet who got addicted to heroin...

Joe Bob's America

Stop Fiddling With Your Goddamn Phone

Stop Fiddling With Your Goddamn Phone

NEW YORK—Stop fiddling with your phone. This is my theme today. I want you to...

Shaidle Unchained

Only the Onlys

Only the Onlys

I subject every new, hotly touted study to the Grandma Says test. That is, if you...

Issue of the Century

The Genetic Dead Ends Who Rule Europe

The Genetic Dead Ends Who Rule Europe

When France decided to slit its own throat last week and elect the childless Emmanuel...