High Life

Big Fat Greek Weddings

Big Fat Greek Weddings

Tempus sure fugit, and how. Twenty years ago today, Thursday, July 2, 1995,...

Racial Politics

Back in 1994

Back in 1994

In 1994, a black man told an audience at New Jersey’s Kean College, “White folks...

Derbtown

Don’t Sup With a FUP

Don’t Sup With a FUP

This week’s column is in the noble Derbian tradition of advice to the younger...

Travel

Don’t Come for the War

Don’t Come for the War

I landed at Rafic Hariri Airport at five in the morning. Friends had asked if...

Cultural Caviar

The Man in the White Suit

The Man in the White Suit

For those who like to see their name in print, the Hiltons and Kardashians of this...

Zeitgeist

The Orations of Monica Lewinsky

The Orations of Monica Lewinsky

That Monica Lewinsky got a standing ovation after giving a speech isn’t the part...

Crime and Punishment

White Terrorists and Niggardly Limes

White Terrorists and Niggardly Limes

On June 24, NBC News prominently featured a story on its website headlined...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Convoluted, Persecuted, and Prostituted Headlines OUT, DAMN’D...

High Life

Absinthe Minded

Absinthe Minded

Last Wednesday, June 24, Pugs held a luncheon in honor of our first member to...

Another Apology

The U.S. of Shame

The U.S. of Shame

The American flag is a symbol of Native American genocide. We need to take it...

Derbtown

Doom Fiction

Doom Fiction

In the realm of science fiction, few things are as much fun to read about as the...

Hollywood

The British Invasion

The British Invasion

Are American actors in decline due to the rise of better-trained British leading...

Oy Vey!

Aryan Psycho Killers and Me

Aryan Psycho Killers and Me

The horrific mass shooting in a Charleston church is bringing out the best in all...

Vile Bodies

A Probing Question

A Probing Question

What I don’t know about sex can fill a book. (Literally!) But somehow, contrary...

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