Derbtown

One Cheer for Meritocracy

One Cheer for Meritocracy

I have just finished reading David Lebedoff’s 2008 book The Same Man: George Orwell...

Idiocracy

Activists for a Stupider Tomorrow

Activists for a Stupider Tomorrow

Arizona State University, perennial favorite for “nation’s least prestigious...

Media

The Critics We Deserve

The Critics We Deserve

“Perhaps it all goes to show that the middlebrow is inherently corrupt.” That’s...

Zeitgeist

Exiled to Racistville

Exiled to Racistville

Late one night last week, radio host Anthony Cumia nearly became the Bernie Goetz of...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Dysgenic, Pathogenic, and Schizophrenic Headlines BORDERS? WE...

Crime and Punishment

Life Through Fisheyes

Life Through Fisheyes

A single death, said Stalin, is a tragedy; a million deaths are a statistic. We know,...

High Life

Vodkas in Arcadia

Vodkas in Arcadia

To Fort Belvedere for a ball that most likely will discourage any more balls because of...

How-To

A Man’s Place and a Woman’s Role

A Man’s Place and a Woman’s Role

In New York and LA, tradition is for squares. Unfortunately, these rebels rarely come...

Derbtown

Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

You can’t faze a New Yorker.  After all these years in the Big Apple, I really should...

Rude Remarks

The Weasels of Watergate: Phil Stanford’s White House Call Girl

The Weasels of Watergate: Phil Stanford’s White House Call Girl

People get breathtakingly angry when they think they’ve gotten away with something...

Sports

Sorry, We Invented That Too

Sorry, We Invented That Too

Soccer, while traditionally lacking in highbrow accoutrements like sophisticated...

Another Apology

The Greatest Actor of His Generation

The Greatest Actor of His Generation

“This is just like a Hollywood awards show, but with fewer Jews.” You’d be...

Vile Bodies

Feminism As a Mating Strategy Among Beta Males

Feminism As a Mating Strategy Among Beta Males

First they came for the male feminists, and no one spoke out—because no one likes...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Unpleasant, Putrescent, and Adolescent Headlines NIPSTERS: MAKING...

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