Cultural Caviar

Dissatisfaction Guaranteed

Dissatisfaction Guaranteed

Recently we stayed a few days in Belgium with friends who had very well-brought-up...

Cultural Caviar

Light ’Em Up

Light ’Em Up

The Victorian poet Arthur Hugh Clough offered an update of the Ten Commandments....

Education

Trump U

Trump U

Donald Trump is not the most scholarly American, but he could do education a bit...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Deluded, Denuded, and Polluted Headlines TWITTER PURGES...

High Life

Crybaby Culture

Crybaby Culture

NEW YORK—The only thing worse than a sore loser, I suppose, is a sore winner,...

Cultural Caviar

Basi’s Daydream

Basi’s Daydream

In some countries, including my own, there has been of late an increasing tendency...

Media

All Hail Lord Zuckerberg!

All Hail Lord Zuckerberg!

The millennial Master of the Universe Social Media is taking a stand for veritas...

Idiocracy

A Dummy’s Guide to Lowbrow Culture

A Dummy’s Guide to Lowbrow Culture

After 9/11, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter declared “the end of the age of...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Glorious, Meritorious, and Victorious Headlines SPECIAL...

Cultural Caviar

The Importance of Being Sympathetic

The Importance of Being Sympathetic

On the day that Donald John Trump was declared the victor in the American election...

Ideology

The Islam Exception

The Islam Exception

Louis Smith is a British gymnast who won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics. He...

Hollywood

Mel Gibson: Back Into the Fray

Mel Gibson: Back Into the Fray

Rather like Donald Trump’s campaign for president in 2016, Mel Gibson’s 2004...

The Untold Story

Book Retorts

Book Retorts

American writers are on a roll. Bob Dylan wins the Nobel in Literature (for...

Shaidle Unchained

Friends (With Benefits) of the Earth

Friends (With Benefits) of the Earth

I hate the Earth. Yeah, I hate all the other planets, too, but what I mean is:...

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