Cultural Caviar

Liberty, Equality, Regrettably

Liberty, Equality, Regrettably

For a number of years I used to write a weekly column in the British Medical...

High Life

How Not to Be a Pug

How Not to Be a Pug

As everyone who has ever joined a club knows, Pugs is the world’s most exclusive...

Derbtown

A Fate of Ice and Fire

A Fate of Ice and Fire

The title I wanted for my 2009 call to pessimism was We Are Doomed, Doomed. The...

Rude Remarks

The Evil Muse of Bradley Smith

The Evil Muse of Bradley Smith

Sometimes a book is so rich and alive that through a kind of synesthesia it makes...

Vile Bodies

Nouveau Retch

Nouveau Retch

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” as the song tells us. Or it used to...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Baneful, Painful, and Disdainful Headlines U.S. GAMBLES $6...

Vile Bodies

Slobbery as Snobbery

Slobbery as Snobbery

Walking through Amsterdam recently, a paradox that I had long noticed in an...

High Life

The Strangeness of Age

The Strangeness of Age

Gstaad—A slight bump at 30,000 feet concentrates the mind, as the good Dr....

How-To

15 Myths Millennials Accept as Fact

15 Myths Millennials Accept as Fact

Last week an everyday group of anti-gun nuts called Everytown published data that...

Warshington

Deserting the Beast

Deserting the Beast

It is so easy to gull the pack, the herd. It just takes a bit of theater. A brass...

Derbtown

Shame’s Cathedral

Shame’s Cathedral

I’ll admit I went to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum with a bad attitude. Why are...

Sports

Scottish Aesthetics and the Game of Golf

Scottish Aesthetics and the Game of Golf

As the professional golf season crests this week at the U.S. Open, it’s worth...

Deep Thoughts

Richard Dawkins, Cyclops of Science

Richard Dawkins, Cyclops of Science

Richard Dawkins must be one execrable speck of a man. The outspoken atheist never...

Zeitgeist

Permanent Devolution

Permanent Devolution

Scientific advances spur social mutations as surely as ergo prompters...

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