Derbtown

One Cheer for Meritocracy

One Cheer for Meritocracy

I have just finished reading David Lebedoff’s 2008 book The Same Man: George Orwell...

Scandal

A Righteous Invasion

A Righteous Invasion

The current surge of Central American children and mothers across the border has made a...

Idiocracy

Activists for a Stupider Tomorrow

Activists for a Stupider Tomorrow

Arizona State University, perennial favorite for “nation’s least prestigious...

Media

The Critics We Deserve

The Critics We Deserve

“Perhaps it all goes to show that the middlebrow is inherently corrupt.” That’s...

Politics

Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

Increasingly, across this city, the “I” word is being heard. Impeachment is being...

Zeitgeist

Exiled to Racistville

Exiled to Racistville

Late one night last week, radio host Anthony Cumia nearly became the Bernie Goetz of...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Dysgenic, Pathogenic, and Schizophrenic Headlines BORDERS? WE...

Crime and Punishment

Life Through Fisheyes

Life Through Fisheyes

A single death, said Stalin, is a tragedy; a million deaths are a statistic. We know,...

High Life

Vodkas in Arcadia

Vodkas in Arcadia

To Fort Belvedere for a ball that most likely will discourage any more balls because of...

How-To

A Man’s Place and a Woman’s Role

A Man’s Place and a Woman’s Role

In New York and LA, tradition is for squares. Unfortunately, these rebels rarely come...

Derbtown

Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

You can’t faze a New Yorker.  After all these years in the Big Apple, I really should...

Rude Remarks

The Weasels of Watergate: Phil Stanford’s White House Call Girl

The Weasels of Watergate: Phil Stanford’s White House Call Girl

People get breathtakingly angry when they think they’ve gotten away with something...

Sports

Sorry, We Invented That Too

Sorry, We Invented That Too

Soccer, while traditionally lacking in highbrow accoutrements like sophisticated...

Sports

The Head Hooligans

The Head Hooligans

The greatest criminal and most profitable enterprise the world over is FIFA. I write...

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