Travel

An American’s Guide to Moving to Australia

An American’s Guide to Moving to Australia

April 13, 2010

In spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of …

Mental Health

Paging Dr. House

Paging Dr. House

March 29, 2010

Once, in the years B. D. (Before Deinstitutionalization), Australia’s mental

Haiti

Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

January 26, 2010

In 1935, British journalist James Agate admitted to obsession with a juicy but

That’s Professor Ozzy Osbourne to You!

November 07, 2009

It

A Campus Corrigendum

April 08, 2009

A compatriot of mine, and a regular Takimag reader, has written to me to point

Torture

My Short Happy Life As a Knowledge Management Drone

My Short Happy Life As a Knowledge Management Drone

April 02, 2009

This story (the title of which alludes to Jessica Mitford’s October 1974

Media

The Hoax Down Under

January 12, 2009

Say what you like against us Australians, there is one activity where we excel,

Orwell on Obama

November 06, 2008

While post-poll recriminations fly and whizz like bullets among the various

World

The Diversity Meltdown Down Under

October 29, 2008

Karen De Coster’s article on “The Standard of Living Bubble” leaves open,

Takimag Classic

20th Century Music—What Went Wrong?

October 02, 2008

The tale is told by M. F. Barnes, in her 1931 study Renaissance Vistas (and it

Remembrance

Sam Francis & Me

Sam Francis & Me

September 08, 2008

You have no idea what joy lies in discovering that there is another human being

Media

Buchanan & Lukacs—Getting Personal

June 02, 2008

May I, even at this late stage of the John Lukacs controversy, offer a few

The Customer is Always Wrong

The Customer is Always Wrong

February 06, 2008

What is lacking in Peter Gay's account of modern art is a serious effort (or any effort)

The Death of Music by the Spirit of Government Subsidies

The Death of Music by the Spirit of Government Subsidies

January 26, 2008

Clearly something went horribly wrong with classical music in or shortly after 1945,

Did I Kill Robert Lowell?

Did I Kill Robert Lowell?

September 25, 2007

I knew nothing of Lowell. I knew nothing of poetry, other than the sub rosa collection of

Confessions of an Australian Organist

Confessions of an Australian Organist

August 07, 2007

There’s no limit to what troublemaking choristers can achieve. I have been present when

Falstaff in a Fedora

August 05, 2007

If Taki were a singer, he would be George Melly. Alas, if Taki were George Melly, he

Un-Killing Whitey: The Achievement of Sam Francis

May 15, 2007

To those of us who knew and respected for years the journalism of Samuel Francis

Britain in the Ashtray: Notes on a Scandal

March 20, 2007

There is no reason to suppose that this film's near-perfect depiction of nihilism