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,...

Public Nuisances

When Push Comes to Shoving Cripples

When Push Comes to Shoving Cripples

Poor Richard Widmark. He made over 60 movies, but when he died in 2008, obit...

High Life

Dummies Great and Small

Dummies Great and Small

I don’t know who was the dumber of the two: the Greek banker who was in a hurry...

Women

A Hyper-Hormonal Whole Foods Hot-Tub Hoedown

A Hyper-Hormonal Whole Foods Hot-Tub Hoedown

How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? If you replied,...

Living the Dream

Toga! Toga! Toga!

Toga! Toga! Toga!

In Italy—which is the next eurozone domino to fall after Spain, Greece, and...

Commerce

Reading, Writing, and Road-Building in Indonesia

Reading, Writing, and Road-Building in Indonesia

JAKARTA—Anies Baswedan, the brilliant and thoughtful young president of...

Eco-mania

The Silent Spring That Won’t Shut Up

The Silent Spring That Won’t Shut Up

If the Democrats lose in November, the party’s supporters will likely initiate...

Deep Thoughts

Let’s Be Perfectly Clear About Scientology

Let’s Be Perfectly Clear About Scientology

As someone who was molested in a previous life, I have a lot of respect for...

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