Cultural Caviar

Naked Men in National Museums

Naked Men in National Museums

What in the name of Gilbert Stuart is going on at the National Portrait...

Relationships

Airport Cavity Searches, Socially Respectable Violence, and the Eternal Gold-Digger

Airport Cavity Searches, Socially Respectable Violence, and the Eternal Gold-Digger

Dear Delphi, The other day I was in the airport and became an unlucky recipient...

Cultural Caviar

Julian Assange’s Honey Trap: That’s Rape in Sweden

Julian Assange’s Honey Trap: That’s Rape in Sweden

Julian Assange of Wikileaks infamy was arrested in England today. But it isn’t...

Hollywood

Black Swan: Hysterical, But Not Necessarily Funny

Black Swan: Hysterical, But Not Necessarily Funny

What’s the most demanding sport? A 1975 Journal of Sports Medicine study by...

Cultural Caviar

The Gospel of John and Mark

The Gospel of John and Mark

Their brush with one another was the paradigmatic encounter between the Celebrity...

Remembrance

Did FDR Engineer Pearl Harbor?

Did FDR Engineer Pearl Harbor?

As a history buff, I have tried to come to terms with the “surprise” Japanese...

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...

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