Cultural Caviar

A Manners Guide for the Nouveau Riche, Part Deux

A Manners Guide for the Nouveau Riche, Part Deux

In Part One of this guide, I encouraged the newly rich not to wear white. Many...

High Life

Great Seducers and Common Creeps

Great Seducers and Common Creeps

ONBOARD S/Y BUSHIDO—The smell of pine wafting from the shore and the sight of...

Joe Bob's America

Angelenos Ask: “Dude, Where’s My Subway?”

Angelenos Ask: “Dude, Where’s My Subway?”

LOS ANGELES—When you say, “Don’t worry about me, I’ll just jump on the...

Hollywood

The Guard: Prejudice and Xenophobia Can Be Fun!

The Guard: Prejudice and Xenophobia Can Be Fun!

Perhaps no movie this year generates more concussive laughter from audiences than...

Trash

The Effluent Society

The Effluent Society

It is summer in the city and the smell of trash rises from the hot streets. There...

Culture Clash

Americans, Canadians—What’s the Difference?

Americans, Canadians—What’s the Difference?

Writing about the differences between Canadians and Americans isn’t as easy as...

Obit

We Just Lost Another Junkie

We Just Lost Another Junkie

I hate when a famous junkie dies and we get empty gestures like, “We just lost a...

Cultural Caviar

T-Shirts to Offend Lesbians

T-Shirts to Offend Lesbians

The rabidly politicized, mad-as-hell, accept-us-or-die quotient of gay...

High Life

The Eurocrooks Are Sinking Us

The Eurocrooks Are Sinking Us

ONBOARD S/Y BUSHIDO—The thickly pined forested hills form a perfect backdrop to...

Hollywood

Chimp Bites Woman, Talks About It

Chimp Bites Woman, Talks About It

Project Nim is a critically praised documentary about Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee...

Relationships

Hooters Casino Blues, Lowballing How Many You’ve Balled, and My Brother the Cockblocker

Hooters Casino Blues, Lowballing How Many You’ve Balled, and My Brother the Cockblocker

HOOTERS CASINO BLUES Dear Delphi, My best friend of more than twenty years and I...

Obit

Freud Slips Into the Void

Freud Slips Into the Void

I’ve had a longstanding instinctive loathing of those who perpetrate gimmick art,...

Cultural Caviar

A Manners Guide for the Nouveau Riche

A Manners Guide for the Nouveau Riche

Last week I found myself in Ibiza, where the car of choice is an economical...

News

Between Thought and Action in Norway

Between Thought and Action in Norway

When I first read Ted Kaczynski’s Industrial Society and its Future, better...

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