South of Wall Street

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Public Enemies, Michael Mann’s dual biopic about Depression Era bankrobber John...

Culture

Kayne West Hates White People

Kayne West Hates White People

When country artist Taylor Swift won the “Best Female Video” award at the MTV Music...

Politics

‘Just Say No!’ Pays Off

‘Just Say No!’ Pays Off

The polls and pundits are all in alignment now. The Republican Party is headed for a...

In Vogue

Oscar Fashion Wrap: What The Red Carpet Taught Us

Oscar Fashion Wrap: What The Red Carpet Taught Us

Last night, the world stopped what they were doing and tuned into the red carpet event...

How the Jews Got Their Smarts (and Other Adventures in Biohistory)

How the Jews Got Their Smarts (and Other Adventures in Biohistory)

While computational geneticists live in a world dominated by bytes, The 10,000 Year Explosion synthesizes seemingly disparate fields so as to generate a narrative of more insight than each part alone. With the long exile of biology from the human sciences there are many weeds to clear out, but the fallow period has left the soil fertile. The 10,000 Year Explosion starts with a set of facts derived from traditional historical disciplines, narrative history to paleoanthropology, and integrates them into a solid base of theoretical models supported by decades of research in animal breeding and population genetics, and finally sifts the resulting hybrid models through the filter of genomics. After converging upon a few likely probabilities they begin to turn the cranks on the machine to generate inferences and plausibilities in the hypothetico-deductive tradition of science.

Mama was a Spartan

Back in the old country we've been making jokes about the Persians since 480 B.C. But we also like them because they made heroes out of us Greeks. We only lost once to them, in Thermopylae in 480 B.C., but they were 400,000 of them and 300 of us.

Politics

Same Election, Different Year

Same Election, Different Year

We are facing another US presidential election. The two candidates have been picked,...

Ideology

Christian Heresies

Christian Heresies

Matthew Roberts suggests that there are presently two understandings of Christianity on...

High Life

Shimon Peres Can Say What He Will, But Brits Love Jews

Shimon Peres Can Say What He Will, But Brits Love Jews

On board S/Y Bushido. Sailing down the eastern coast of the Peloponnese I thought I...

Cultural Caviar

Joan Rivers’ Last Laugh, Warhol’s Steamy Films & Rockwell Hits London

Joan Rivers’ Last Laugh, Warhol’s Steamy Films & Rockwell Hits London

Plus, new songs from Michael Jackson, a ‘Green Hornet’ Mythbusters, and a Parisian circus.

Gossiphopper

Guccione’s Duel with Vidal, Madge’s New Boy, and ‘Glee’ Gets Racy

Guccione’s Duel with Vidal, Madge’s New Boy, and ‘Glee’ Gets Racy

The original porntrepreneur, Bob Guccione, died this week at age 79. He built the...

Politics

The Woman Who Created Obama

The Woman Who Created Obama

Some people look at actress Jeri Ryan and see the former cover girl for Maxim and FHM....

Has the Schiff Hit the Fan?

Has the Schiff Hit the Fan?

On January 25, 2009, the Schiff hit the fan when a popular and highly respected...

History

Very Necessary Pat Buchanan

Very Necessary Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan and I have some differences–some major differences. He is a Catholic; I...

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