Rude Remarks

Science Fiction for the Fourth Generation

Science Fiction for the Fourth Generation

Here’s a brilliant idea for an anthology: collect essays about the changing face...

Britain

Multicultural Meltdown

Multicultural Meltdown

“Do you believe in witchcraft?  Do you believe that men can turn themselves...

Cultural Caviar

Exhortation and Megalomania

Exhortation and Megalomania

It’s widely assumed, both by liberals and conservatives, that the fields of arts...

Oy Vey!

Sublime Recapitulation: Alfred Hitchcock’s “New” Holocaust Film

Sublime Recapitulation: Alfred Hitchcock’s “New” Holocaust Film

But of our work, the work of our order and in particular the work of this...

Afternoon Delight

Sanguine Nation

Sanguine Nation

Menstruation is having a moment. I don’t mean the fleshly, goopy one that vexes...

Injured Parties

Something’s Lousy at Dalhousie

Something’s Lousy at Dalhousie

I’m sure that Canada was settled by tough people, but what the hell...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Snappiest, Scrappiest, and Crappiest Headlines SHOVING ALL THAT GAY...

Late Night

Avoid Rich Foods

Avoid Rich Foods

Generally I don’t remember my dreams, and to judge by the few that...

High Life

There’s No Justice

There’s No Justice

I had a short chat with BBC Radio concerning the actor Jack Nicholson, whom I knew...

Deep Thoughts

Superman Is Boring

Superman Is Boring

A common saying among Civil War buffs is: “Poor is the nation that has no...

Derbtown

The Tyranny of the Bookish

The Tyranny of the Bookish

It is now nearly a hundred years since H.G. Wells remarked in his book The...

Rude Remarks

Momus, God of Scorn

Momus, God of Scorn

I’m not interested in winning, but in thinking. I’d rather be perplexed than...

The Untold Story

Who Killed the Enlightenment?

Who Killed the Enlightenment?

There were three terrible things about 9/11. The first was the apocalyptic...

Oscar Mania

Hollywood Sniper

Hollywood Sniper

Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war drama, American Sniper, reminds me that the central...

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