Media

The Curious Incident of the “Fag” in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the “Fag” in the Night-Time

In the classic Sherlock Holmes story “Silver Blaze,” Scotland Yard’s...

Zeitgeist

Shock Value

Shock Value

Courtney Love was right, and she was robbed. Thirty years ago, while still an...

Scandal

Mr. Sulu v. Uncle Tom

Mr. Sulu v. Uncle Tom

I’ve never seen a Star Trek movie and I’ve only seen one episode of the original...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Daring, Uncaring, and Overbearing Headlines “RENT A JEW”...

Huh

Some Pity for a Human Mastodon

Some Pity for a Human Mastodon

The ways of human perversity are legion, and secretly we are glad of it, for it...

High Life

Big Fat Greek Weddings

Big Fat Greek Weddings

Tempus sure fugit, and how. Twenty years ago today, Thursday, July 2, 1995,...

Europe

Europe’s Real Existential Crisis

Europe’s Real Existential Crisis

However the Greek crisis ends, whether with Athens leaving the eurozone, or...

Deep Thoughts

The Reality Disconnect

The Reality Disconnect

Geraldo and Ann Coulter recently had a debate about immigration that was fun to...

Racial Politics

Back in 1994

Back in 1994

In 1994, a black man told an audience at New Jersey’s Kean College, “White folks...

Derbtown

Don’t Sup With a FUP

Don’t Sup With a FUP

This week’s column is in the noble Derbian tradition of advice to the younger...

Travel

Don’t Come for the War

Don’t Come for the War

I landed at Rafic Hariri Airport at five in the morning. Friends had asked if...

Zeitgeist

The Coulter Effect

The Coulter Effect

Immigration, with its bumptious reality of comically mercenary fraud covered up by...

Cultural Caviar

The Man in the White Suit

The Man in the White Suit

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

Zeitgeist

The Orations of Monica Lewinsky

The Orations of Monica Lewinsky

That Monica Lewinsky got a standing ovation after giving a speech isn’t the part...

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