Media

Leveson’s Legacy

Leveson’s Legacy

A venerable British political tradition dictates that whenever some important...

Fashion

Attack of the Killer Handbags

Attack of the Killer Handbags

I recently finished filming a series of commercials for a world-famous fashion...

Moolah

How to Wean the Dependent

How to Wean the Dependent

Can the millions of Americans now accustomed to food stamps, subsidized housing,...

Eureka!

How Not to Live on $550 Million

How Not to Live on $550 Million

In the United States the Powerball lottery has topped $550 million. Far too often...

GOP

Who’s Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Who’s Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on...

Television

Let Them Watch Crap

Let Them Watch Crap

It’s happening again. Once more I begin to like a new TV show and it is canceled...

Education

The Care and Breeding of Docile Students

The Care and Breeding of Docile Students

The American people have increasingly become docile and reliant on government...

Uncle Sam

Four More Years

Four More Years

Only in America can a president who inherits a deep recession and whose policies...

Economic Crisis

The Coming Age of Austerity

The Coming Age of Austerity

“Are the good times really over for good?” asked Merle Haggard in his 1982...

Media

A Message to Newsweek

A Message to Newsweek

The first copy of Newsweek I ever read was shortly after German reunification...

Home Front

Nation of Leeches

Nation of Leeches

Just as 2011 was the year that no one would shut the hell up about the “99%,”...

Hollywood

Post-Apocalypto

Post-Apocalypto

Among literary critics, a controversy has been raging tepidly over what purpose...

Media

The Spice of Death

The Spice of Death

The 107-year-old Variety publications have been sold to the Internet-based Penske...

Vile Bodies

Short Man With a Long Reach

Short Man With a Long Reach

Bernie Ecclestone is a gnomish Brit ex-grease monkey. He is my neighbor in Gstaad,...

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