Deep Thoughts

From Taboo to Common Sense

From Taboo to Common Sense

I’m sometimes accused of having created a vast secret corpus of sinister ideas...

Deep Thoughts

Great Smoking Guns of History

Great Smoking Guns of History

I quit smoking around 10 years after I quit drinking, but I miss smoking much...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Bodacious, Perspicacious, and Trepidatious Headlines SORE...

PC World

Imperial Do-Gooding

Imperial Do-Gooding

Efes beer, the Turkish lager, was the nearest until recently that I had come to...

Idiocracy

America’s Martyrs

America’s Martyrs

Er, no offense to people being beheaded in the Middle East but, uh, what are you...

Derbtown

Scotland: The Hole in the Lifeboat

Scotland: The Hole in the Lifeboat

An opinion journalist is expected to take a stand on newsy issues, even ones he...

Cultural Caviar

Fair Play to Scotland?

Fair Play to Scotland?

Thursday’s referendum in Scotland on independence from the United Kingdom is...

Oy Vey!

Cry Me a Rivers

Cry Me a Rivers

When I read about Joan Rivers’ death, my eyes welled up with stinging tears. Not...

Deep Thoughts

The Difference Between White People and Black People

The Difference Between White People and Black People

Imagine for a moment that you are an intelligent and self-sufficient Martian...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Witchiest, Bitchiest, and Kitschiest Headlines ASK NOT FOR WHOM THE...

Vile Bodies

Small Vices

Small Vices

The other day I behaved badly for once: not very badly (I should hardly have...

High Life

Foul Fumes at the Regatta

Foul Fumes at the Regatta

Ibiza—This island is the Spanish equivalent of the Greek sex rock of Mykonos,...

Rude Remarks

Please, No More Screaming Orgasms

Please, No More Screaming Orgasms

One shouldn’t let oneself get too excited by book reviews. There are many bad...

Cultural Caviar

It’s the Hole in Your Head that Worries Me

It’s the Hole in Your Head that Worries Me

I met writer and photographer Rick McGinnis about ten years ago, but by rights, we...

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