High Life

Good Tidings and Bad Art

Good Tidings and Bad Art

NEW YORK—I’m in an extremely happy state as I write this because a young...

National Bankruptcy

In the Long Run We Are All in Debt

In the Long Run We Are All in Debt

Erstwhile pop singer Aaron Carter and his wizened face recently made the plunge...

The Untold Story

The Turkey Who Cried Wolf

The Turkey Who Cried Wolf

Here’s a funny coincidence. Just as Netanyahu is hyperventilating against the...

Moolah

Bitcoin Goes Pro

Bitcoin Goes Pro

It’s official. The filthy lucre is here to stay. I’m talking about the...

Sex & Money

None Dare Call it Prostitution

None Dare Call it Prostitution

Reading recently a monograph about the lives of heroin addicts in preparation for...

Hollywood

New Movie, Same Old Skin Game

New Movie, Same Old Skin Game

12 Years a Slave—a biopic about Solomon Northup, a black fiddler in New York who...

Public Nuisances

The Myth of Poverty

The Myth of Poverty

Some rich brats at Salon were recently bitching about the “GOP-shredded safety...

Hollywood

The Boycott on Normalcy

The Boycott on Normalcy

I caught Ender’s Game last night and was quite surprised: The film subtly...

Oy Vey!

Memo to Merkel: Tell Obama to Take a Hike

Memo to Merkel: Tell Obama to Take a Hike

Chutzpah. I believe that’s the word for it. Just days after learning the...

Moolah

Islamic Finance Comes West

Islamic Finance Comes West

There is an atmosphere of foreboding upon the world stage that may account for the...

High Life

Ugly People Build Ugly Things

Ugly People Build Ugly Things

NEW YORK—Hot money from China, India, Russia, and Singapore is pouring into...

Deep Thoughts

The Folly of Resentment

The Folly of Resentment

There is one group of people whom it is morally permissible to hate, and of whom...

Manhunt

We Have Nothing to Fear but the Manosphere Itself

We Have Nothing to Fear but the Manosphere Itself

Women, beware: There’s a new emerging threat online. This week two journalists...

High Life

The Highway Robbery That Calls Itself Justice

The Highway Robbery That Calls Itself Justice

If, according to a Viennese wit, psychoanalysis is the disease that calls itself...

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