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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...

Oscar Mania

Hollywood Sniper

Hollywood Sniper

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

Idiocracy

The Lamps Are Going Out

The Lamps Are Going Out

Last night the streetlights in my pleasant little English market town were...

Education

Obama’s Next Useless Subsidy

Obama’s Next Useless Subsidy

As if the country weren’t full of enough petulant, overgrown...

Hollywood

Hollywood Plays with Fire

Hollywood Plays with Fire

In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his...

Deep Thoughts

The Trouble with Santa Claus

The Trouble with Santa Claus

The average American family buys one or two presents for their kids and leaves the...

Scandal

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Rape

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Rape

Despite what basic common sense would dictate, we are repeatedly spoon-fed the...

Hollywood

Pirate Baywatch

Pirate Baywatch

Last week, we learned Sony Pictures had been hacked and millions of people were...

Vile Bodies

Dubious Cures

Dubious Cures

Life is full of little ironies, one of them in my case being that I have more time...

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...

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