Steve Sailer

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Steve Sailer is a journalist, columnist for VDARE.com, and founder of the Human Biodiversity Institute, which runs the invitation-only Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals. Steve blogs regularly at isteve and has recently published his first book, America's Half-Blood Prince: Barack Obama's Story of Race and Inheritance.


Hollywood

Get Low: Stellar Cast, Shoddy Screenplay

Get Low: Stellar Cast, Shoddy Screenplay

August 03, 2010

Get Low, a dramedy starring venerable elders Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and

Cinematic Fiction

Farewell, A Vaguely Accurate Portrayal of the Cold War

Farewell, A Vaguely Accurate Portrayal of the Cold War

July 27, 2010

We won the Cold War two decades ago. Do we yet know why? As T.S. Eliot noted

Politicians and Showgirls

Viva Le Donne di Berlusconi, Viva Italia!

Viva Le Donne di Berlusconi, Viva Italia!

July 19, 2010

In April, I noted that television ratings indicate that sports audiences skew

Hollywood

The Kids Are… Totally Overrated

The Kids Are… Totally Overrated

July 13, 2010

The limited-release comedy The Kids Are All Right has driven critics into

Film and Society

Twilight Hit for the Same Reasons Knight and Day Flopped

Twilight Hit for the Same Reasons Knight and Day Flopped

July 07, 2010

Believe it or not, it’s worth comparing a current box office smash—The

Scandal

Low-Scoring Soccer Appeals to the Masses

Low-Scoring Soccer Appeals to the Masses

June 29, 2010

Is the grindingly low scoring in the World Cup soccer tournament a bug or—as

Hollywood

With Toy Story 3, Pixar Wins Disney Divorce Battle

With Toy Story 3, Pixar Wins Disney Divorce Battle

June 22, 2010

In 1965, Gordon Moore of Intel noted that silicon chips had been quickly

Film and Society

Coco & Igor: An Affair to Remember

Coco & Igor: An Affair to Remember

June 14, 2010

The astringent new romance film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky might be the

Hollywood

Jeunet’s Micmacs: Amélie 2.0, Minus Audrey

Jeunet’s Micmacs: Amélie 2.0, Minus Audrey

June 08, 2010

Micmacs is an extravagantly ambitious blend of Charlie Chaplin’s silent City

NBA Playoffs

The Lakers’ Wilt Chamberlain is Still a Superstar

The Lakers’ Wilt Chamberlain is Still a Superstar

June 01, 2010

Starting Thursday, the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers meet for the

Hollywood

Shrek: Not So Popular with the Public, But a Hit with the Critics

Shrek: Not So Popular with the Public, But a Hit with the Critics

May 25, 2010

Hollywood’s clean little secret is that many people in the industry are not,

Film and Society

Robin Hood: A Mostly Intelligent Action Movie with Political Purpose

Robin Hood: A Mostly Intelligent Action Movie with Political Purpose

May 18, 2010

Sir Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood turns out not to be the expected

Film and Society

Iron Manhood

Iron Manhood

May 11, 2010

A couple of weeks before the release of Iron Man in May 2008, the American

Lit Crit

Country Boys and Conservative Conservation

Country Boys and Conservative Conservation

May 04, 2010

Edward O. Wilson’s new book, Anthill: A Novel, is, in many ways, a

Nature vs. Nurture

Revenge of the Identical Twins

Revenge of the Identical Twins

April 27, 2010

Due to Polish president Lech Kaczyński’s death in the tragic April 10 plane

Hollywood

Polanski’s Ghost Writer, and Americanising Britain

Polanski’s Ghost Writer, and Americanising Britain

April 20, 2010

American culture has become so globally dominant that even the lamest U.S.

Zachary Mason and the Legacy of Borges

April 18, 2010

In synopsis, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, a lapidary first work of fiction by

Sports Politics

Tiger’s Republican Shaming

Tiger’s Republican Shaming

April 13, 2010

In professional wrestling, the designated hero in a match is known as the

Nature vs. Nurture

Sheer Luck Is All It Takes To Be A Genius

Sheer Luck Is All It Takes To Be A Genius

April 06, 2010

What does it take to be a genius? Europeans of the Romantic Era tended to

Nature vs. Nurture

Practice Makes Perfect (Or How to Raise a Sports Genius)

Practice Makes Perfect (Or How to Raise a Sports Genius)

March 23, 2010

In South-Central Los Angeles in 1940, a Mexican immigrant gave her son a

Moolah

Betting on The Hollywood Stock Exchange? Better Play Roulette

Betting on The Hollywood Stock Exchange? Better Play Roulette

March 16, 2010

I certainly don’t know much about investing, but I can give you one solid

Zeitgeist

Zachary Mason and the Legacy of Borges

Zachary Mason and the Legacy of Borges

March 09, 2010

In synopsis, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, a lapidary first work of fiction by

London 2012

The Death of Spectator Sports

The Death of Spectator Sports

March 01, 2010

What’s the long-term future of spectator sports? With the conclusion of the

London 2012

The Case of the Gay Figure Skater

The Case of the Gay Figure Skater

February 19, 2010

Imagine that you are a young fellow who likes being the center of attention as

Oscar Mania

Tarantino vs. The Coen Brothers

Tarantino vs. The Coen Brothers

February 11, 2010

The inflation from five to ten in Best Picture Oscar nominees means that to

Oscar Mania

What Bigelow Learned From Cameron (And Vice-Versa)

What Bigelow Learned From Cameron (And Vice-Versa)

February 04, 2010

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, leading Oscar nominees Avatar and The Hurt

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