Vile Bodies

Useless Eating

Useless Eating

Only barroom bores bemoan the real-life dearth of science fiction’s long...

Modern Weapons

Houston, We Have a Gender-Blind Public-Restroom Problem

Houston, We Have a Gender-Blind Public-Restroom Problem

Full disclosure: I am neither a Christian nor a lesbian. Still, I doubt that Sam...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Diffuse, Obtuse, and Abstruse Headlines DEAR BLACK PEOPLE: STOP...

Deep Thoughts

A Sense of Others

A Sense of Others

Recently I violated my self-imposed code of conduct by appearing on television. It...

High Life

A Case for Nostalgia

A Case for Nostalgia

An intelligent letter from a reader, Stanislas Yassukovich, CBE, warms my heart....

Semantics

Your Dad Is Not Hitler

Your Dad Is Not Hitler

A few weeks ago I noticed the following slogan painted on the walls of a...

Idiocracy

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Gimmedat

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Gimmedat

When then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

Derbtown

Raise the Drawbridge!

Raise the Drawbridge!

So how are you doing at keeping up with events in MENA (the Middle East and North...

Rude Remarks

Tao Lin: Who Needs Libel?

Tao Lin: Who Needs Libel?

If I could get up the stomach to investigate particularly pretentious authors the...

Hollywood

Gone Girl: The Last Villainess?

Gone Girl: The Last Villainess?

The denunciations of the hit mystery movie Gone Girl by feminists for daring to...

Sports

The NFL’s Bashed-in Moral Compass

The NFL’s Bashed-in Moral Compass

The latest brouhaha about professional football players beating up their little...

History

Goodbye, Columbus

Goodbye, Columbus

In 1492, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” and discovered the New World. And Oct....

Huh

Racist Seeks Racist

Racist Seeks Racist

So it looks like I’m not really white after all. Possibly not even...

Zeitgeist

How the Free Speech Movement Stopped Moving

How the Free Speech Movement Stopped Moving

This month marks 50 years since Mario Savio stood atop a police car at UC Berkeley...

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