Vile Bodies

Small Vices

Small Vices

The other day I behaved badly for once: not very badly (I should hardly have...

High Life

Foul Fumes at the Regatta

Foul Fumes at the Regatta

Ibiza—This island is the Spanish equivalent of the Greek sex rock of Mykonos,...

British Politics

Scottish Independence Is Crap

Scottish Independence Is Crap

“See, if you was Billy Connolly sitting right there,” said the Winston...

Derbtown

The Occupation

The Occupation

I have taken another trip on my syllogismobile to an alternate universe. Among the...

Rude Remarks

Please, No More Screaming Orgasms

Please, No More Screaming Orgasms

One shouldn’t let oneself get too excited by book reviews. There are many bad...

Sports

More Stinkin’ Thinkin’ in the NBA

More Stinkin’ Thinkin’ in the NBA

As you’ll recall, NBA team owner Donald Sterling was recently purged for being...

International Affairs

Bluster and Bluff in the Baltic

Bluster and Bluff in the Baltic

“I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are bound...

Cultural Caviar

It’s the Hole in Your Head that Worries Me

It’s the Hole in Your Head that Worries Me

I met writer and photographer Rick McGinnis about ten years ago, but by rights, we...

Kids Today

The Long March Through the Arcade

The Long March Through the Arcade

First they came to ruthlessly pillage the comic-book world, so I suppose it’s only...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Monumental, Detrimental, and Excremental Headlines NAKED FEMALE...

Architecture

The Free, the Just, and the Ugly

The Free, the Just, and the Ugly

Returning recently to France from Germany, where I had given a talk on the...

High Life

Before Flash

Before Flash

Back in the very early 60s there was an uninhabited islet off the west coast of...

International Affairs

Hate on the March

Hate on the March

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

Warshington

Kristol Strikes Again

Kristol Strikes Again

American bombs have returned to Iraq. A year after the Obama Administration’s...

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