High Life

Here’s a Toast Before We’re All Toast

Here’s a Toast Before We’re All Toast

My end-of-the-year Christmas party was the best yet. The festivities began at 10PM...

Lit Crit

Nature’s Tory

Nature’s Tory

There wouldn’t seem to be much left to say about the late Christopher Hitchens...

Ahhh!!!

Sayonara, Dear Leader

Sayonara, Dear Leader

So Kim Jong-il has kicked the bucket, and I can’t say I’m happy about it. Oh,...

Kids Today

In Defense of Bullying

In Defense of Bullying

I was the shortest child in every grade, cursed with crooked teeth, thick glasses,...

Remembrance

The Week in Political Obits: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Week in Political Obits: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

It is sometimes said that death comes in threes, and the weekend before Christmas...

Panic

Packing a Suitcase for Armageddon

Packing a Suitcase for Armageddon

As the most tumultuous year in memory fades into wintry darkness, we face the...

Remembrance

A California Christmas

A California Christmas

Here in the LA area, as in the rest of California and across the globe, the...

Race

Preserving the Arctic Alliance

Preserving the Arctic Alliance

A couple of years ago I floated the notion of an Arctic Alliance wherein people of...

High Life

The Resurrection of Christmas

The Resurrection of Christmas

Let’s start with the bad news: In honor of China’s economic rise, a...

Modernity Watch

The Second Revolution in Menswear

The Second Revolution in Menswear

One of 2011’s hottest trends is middle-aged pundits announcing that compared to...

Healthcare

The $600 Penis Pump

The $600 Penis Pump

You remember the $600 toilet seat. How could you forget? Back in the 1980s,...

Scandal

Pedophiles in Tinseltown

Pedophiles in Tinseltown

Hollywood would not be Hollywood without recurring scandals. Tinseltown always...

Britain

When Chav Mums Go Viral

When Chav Mums Go Viral

The most surprising news story in recent weeks was that of Emma West, a young lady...

Cultural Caviar

Art Shams and Political Scams

Art Shams and Political Scams

Right as fashion photographer Mario Testino was about to announce the winner of...

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