Rude Remarks

Slapstick in the Indie Press

Slapstick in the Indie Press

For novelists who aren’t already famous, self-publishing looks better all the...

Kids Today

Not That Kind of Sexual Predator

Not That Kind of Sexual Predator

I suppose that since I find Lena Dunham to be a disgustingly entitled pig monster,...

Derbtown

Decline of a Great Newspaper

Decline of a Great Newspaper

I maintain some vestigial links to the old country. Among them is the inclusion of...

Scandal

Ghomeshi-quiddick

Ghomeshi-quiddick

Oh, great: another Canadian Muslim on a rampage. Don’t worry, I don’t mean...

Britain

The Stubborn Allure of Simple Ideas

The Stubborn Allure of Simple Ideas

One of the reasons I read the liberal newspapers when I am in Britain—apart from...

Lit Crit

A New Caste Society

A New Caste Society

Last week I looked at the multiple ironies of the young Barack Obama’s...

Rude Remarks

Philistines, Arise!

Philistines, Arise!

Have you heard that big, bad Amazon is destroying the book industry? To be more...

Real Estate

The End of the Rainbow?

The End of the Rainbow?

One evening back in the late 1980s, I returned to my then-apartment on Toronto’s...

Idiocracy

Workers of the World, Goodbye

Workers of the World, Goodbye

There was something pathetically nostalgic at the specter earlier this month of...

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...

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...

High Life

Before Flash

Before Flash

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

Hollywood

Defending Film

Defending Film

This was a bad summer for movies at the American box office, with total gross down...

Tech Overload

Facebook Is Not Watching You

Facebook Is Not Watching You

Following every national crisis, the Internet serves as a community bulletin board...

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