Cultural Caviar

Playboy’s Randy Auction, Daft Punk Scores Tron & a Princely Tell-All

Playboy’s Randy Auction, Daft Punk Scores Tron & a Princely Tell-All

Plus, Mark Wahlberg is The Fighter, the Guggenheim’s holiday classic, and the stunning new Pirelli calendar.

Sex

Have Condoms Penetrated the Catholic Church?

Have Condoms Penetrated the Catholic Church?

The pope said that condom use to prevent the transmission of HIV is “a first...

Uncle Sam

No Child’s Fat Behind: Palin Dumps on Michelle Obama’s Youth Obesity Scheme

No Child’s Fat Behind: Palin Dumps on Michelle Obama’s Youth Obesity Scheme

Last week, in her inimitably cornpone, hokey, chipper, toothy, gosh-darnit,...

Public Nuisances

The Pleasures of Travel

The Pleasures of Travel

The great reactionary novelist Evelyn Waugh owned a country house in Combe Florey,...

Moolah

All That Glitters is Not Gold (A Cautionary Tale in Two Parts)

All That Glitters is Not Gold (A Cautionary Tale in Two Parts)

Part II Last week I wrote about my memorable-albeit-disagreeable encounter with...

Relationships

Vasectomies, Man-Boobs, and Much Much More…

Vasectomies, Man-Boobs, and Much Much More…

Dear Delphi, I want my husband to get a vasectomy. I don’t want to die before...

Hollywood

The King’s S-S-Speech

The King’s S-S-Speech

In outline, The King’s Speech sounds like a Wayans Brothers spoof of a Weinstein...

Terror!

U.S. Intelligence Falls for Make-Believe Mullah

U.S. Intelligence Falls for Make-Believe Mullah

Sometimes a story brings an era into focus, and that story now is the saga of fake...

Education

10 Unbelievable Things I Was Taught in College

10 Unbelievable Things I Was Taught in College

It used to be a big deal to have a college education. Back in 1960, about 8% of...

Remembrance

Giving Thanks for American Ingenuity

Giving Thanks for American Ingenuity

One of my favorite television programs is “How It’s Made” on the Science Channel....

Cultural Caviar

Springsteen’s Promise: Brightness on the Edge of the Horizon

Springsteen’s Promise: Brightness on the Edge of the Horizon

I agree with other reviewers that Bruce Springsteen’s album The Promise is...

Vile Bodies

Le Jour de Merci Donnant

Le Jour de Merci Donnant

In the 1960s a kind of sport for us Yanks in Paris was making light of our...

Moolah

Standing Up to the Oligarchs

Standing Up to the Oligarchs

Much ink has been spilled scapegoating the various newfangled nerdy types known as...

Relationships

Combat Training for Toddlers

Combat Training for Toddlers

My first and only kid was born two years ago, and I almost didn’t live to see him....

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