Moolah

Russians Mine for Gold and an Old Etonian Recalls the U.S.S.R of 1967

Russians Mine for Gold and an Old Etonian Recalls the U.S.S.R of 1967

Looking back on it now, ‘lunacy’ is the word that springs most readily to...

Hollywood

Inside Job Documentary Passes

Inside Job Documentary Passes

Typical documentaries, such as Waiting for “Superman” and Freakonomics, are...

News

All Things Considered, Some Things Forbidden: NPR Fires Juan Williams

All Things Considered, Some Things Forbidden: NPR Fires Juan Williams

Last Friday, separate officials in Dubai and England intercepted packages...

Media

MSNBC: Leaning Forward on the Edge of a Cliff

MSNBC: Leaning Forward on the Edge of a Cliff

America’s midterm elections are on Tuesday, but they’ve already voted for...

Moolah

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

“I wouldn’t like to go to prison,” said Gimlet. “The idea is a very...

Media

Rupert Murdoch: the “Populist” Plutocrat

Rupert Murdoch: the “Populist” Plutocrat

Few causes could get the heads of the BBC, Channel 4, the Daily Telegraph, Daily...

Media

Rick Sanchez Takes on the Jewish Media, and Loses

Rick Sanchez Takes on the Jewish Media, and Loses

Controversy recently erupted when Rick Sanchez, whom CNN subsequently sacked,...

Moolah

Gimlet’s Gold

Gimlet’s Gold

“Look at the size of those women!” exclaimed Gimlet as four enormous ladies...

Public Nuisances

Bono, Geldof, and Hibernian Humanity-Huggers

Bono, Geldof, and Hibernian Humanity-Huggers

The guests were singing maudlin folksongs trying to drown out the TV’s noxious...

Vile Bodies

Keeping Standards High in Clubland

Keeping Standards High in Clubland

“In the Bengal Club at Calcutta they don’t allow dogs or Indians, but in the...

Idiocracy

Let Them Eat Paint: It’s Time for a Separation of Art and State

Let Them Eat Paint: It’s Time for a Separation of Art and State

Philadelphia’s City Hall is a towering masonry masterpiece, an ornate and...

Modest Proposals

On Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative

On Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative

Something called the Clinton Global Initiative has been brought to my attention by...

Smart Politicians

How Privileged Democrats Pay for Their Houses

How Privileged Democrats Pay for Their Houses

Like millions of Americans, Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell...

Vile Bodies

American Boarding Schools: No Boot Camp For Boys

American Boarding Schools: No Boot Camp For Boys

As the herds of wildebeest migrate in October and November, when the short rains...

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