High Life

Bower’s Hatchets

Bower’s Hatchets

At dinner the other night a friend wondered what came first, social climbing or...

Cultural Caviar

No Empathy for Men

No Empathy for Men

The editorial standards at The Atlantic, as I demonstrated a little while back in...

Cultural Caviar

Bunky Mortimer’s Hangover Guide

Bunky Mortimer’s Hangover Guide

“Hangover cure”—like military intelligence—is an oxymoron. If hangovers...

Cultural Caviar

Reich’s Laboratory

Reich’s Laboratory

Perhaps Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby’s rival for Daisy’s affections, wasn’t...

Hollywood

For White Girls Who Have Considered (Career) Suicide

For White Girls Who Have Considered (Career) Suicide

It’s been less than a month since actress Frances McDormand used her Oscar...

Warshington

Return of the Warmongering Walrus

Return of the Warmongering Walrus

One of the many reasons I voted for Trump—beyond his attitude, of course, which...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Coercive, Discursive, and Subversive Headlines STUDENTS MARCH...

High Life

Goodbye, Eagle Club

Goodbye, Eagle Club

A couple of columns ago I wrote about an incident that took place at the Eagle...

Deep Thoughts

Lies and Literature

Lies and Literature

The first writer of supposedly classic status whom I ever read was W.W. Jacobs. He...

Cultural Caviar

A Tale of Black Racism

A Tale of Black Racism

There is a lot to be learned from conceiving of people as vehicles of ideas. For...

Joe Bob's America

Invasion of the Anti-Tourists

Invasion of the Anti-Tourists

NEW YORK—A stroll down Bleecker Street, once a haven for bars, nightclubs, Off...

The Untold Story

Black-a-Block

Black-a-Block

“Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys,” blared the...

Idiocracy

Diversity Bridge Is Falling Down, My Fair Lady

Diversity Bridge Is Falling Down, My Fair Lady

Well, that is damned inconvenient. A state-of-the-art pedestrian bridge hailed as...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Muddiest, Cruddiest, and Bloodiest Headlines HILLARY CLINTON: STILL...

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