Cultural Caviar

The Man in the White Suit

The Man in the White Suit

July 01, 2015

For those who like to see their name in print, the Hiltons and Kardashians of

Cultural Caviar

The Flickering Ecstasy

The Flickering Ecstasy

June 18, 2015

Back in the good old days, when Ike and Mamie lived in the White House—and

High Life

A Vast Ornithology

A Vast Ornithology

June 06, 2015

The last week in Gotham was exceptional fun. A Broadway play—compliments of

Sports

For Cheat’s Sake

For Cheat’s Sake

June 04, 2015

It was, using Edward De Vere’s words, much ado about nothing. The media

Looking Back

More Mailer

More Mailer

April 22, 2015

One of those self important, so called pundits once asked Norman Mailer if

Moolah

Landed Fortunes

Landed Fortunes

April 11, 2015

“There is no more potent instrument of fate in 19th century fiction than the

Middle East

Decapitation and Capitulation

Decapitation and Capitulation

March 04, 2015

The week after the murdering scum of ISIS beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians in

The Untold Story

Charlie Hypocrites

Charlie Hypocrites

February 04, 2015

I am not Charlie, nor will I ever be. Wearing a Je suis Charlie badge is one

High Life

Hail the Conquerors

Hail the Conquerors

January 31, 2015

Thick snow is falling hard and heavy, muffling sounds and turning the village

Church and State

Turn the Other Cheek

Turn the Other Cheek

January 07, 2015

Although an acknowledged sinner for most of my adult life – I chase women

Oy Vey!

The Year of the Truth Camps

The Year of the Truth Camps

January 03, 2015

Welcome to 2015, the year that speaking and writing freely had to stop.

Hate Speech

Hype’s Premier Task

Hype’s Premier Task

December 31, 2014

Political correctness. The dreariest, most depressing and dismal words in the

The Untold Story

Al Sharpton Is at It Again

Al Sharpton Is at It Again

December 24, 2014

If I were a North Korean leader, or even an ISIS head chopper, I’d be

Cultural Caviar

Dazzling and Dangerous

Dazzling and Dangerous

December 15, 2014

When I was young I lived an idyllic life. I played sports, chased girls, and

Politics

Pass the Sick Bag!

Pass the Sick Bag!

December 05, 2014

I was not surprised Chuck Hagel had to go. After all, he was among the very few

Vile Bodies

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

November 07, 2014

Opera has been in the news lately, in Paris and New York, that is. And no, this

Sports

The NFL’s Bashed-in Moral Compass

The NFL’s Bashed-in Moral Compass

October 15, 2014

The latest brouhaha about professional football players beating up their little

International Affairs

Hate on the March

Hate on the March

September 05, 2014

An American friend who is very well connected in Washington, D.C. was telling

Heart of Darkness

The Evil of Occupation

The Evil of Occupation

August 08, 2014

Ask any Greek about the Turks and the best you’ll get is a grimace. More

High Life

Get Me to Wyoming!

Get Me to Wyoming!

August 02, 2014

I am looking out my window at the green landscape and forested mountains rising

The Untold Story

Which Holocaust Did You Mean?

Which Holocaust Did You Mean?

July 31, 2014

I wagered a Takimag writer that the New York Times and its international excuse

The Untold Story

Deutschland, Deutschland!

Deutschland, Deutschland!

July 25, 2014

Boo to the C.I.A.! It got caught spying on Germany and its top man in Berlin

Sports

The Head Hooligans

The Head Hooligans

July 01, 2014

The greatest criminal and most profitable enterprise the world over is FIFA. I

Vile Bodies

Nouveau Retch

Nouveau Retch

June 17, 2014

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” as the song tells us. Or it used to

The Untold Story

White Devils for a Free Africa

White Devils for a Free Africa

June 05, 2014

I write this while American unmanned flights and 18 American “specialists”

The Untold Story

Don’t Bait the Bears

Don’t Bait the Bears

April 25, 2014

Back in 1961 a CIA agent and I approached Thomas Lejus, who won the 1959

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