News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Unpleasant, Putrescent, and Adolescent Headlines NIPSTERS:...

Derbtown

Of Meth and Men

Of Meth and Men

A few columns ago I mentioned in passing that the Mrs. and I had been watching...

Race and Supremacy

Last Call at the Milk Bar

Last Call at the Milk Bar

I’m being a pain in the ass again. My childhood makes me do it. When I was 11,...

Rude Remarks

Good Taste in the Flyover States

Good Taste in the Flyover States

Literature has failed for decades to compete with the visceral arts in live...

Trending

Half Off Everything!

Half Off Everything!

Roughly half of the emails I get from my blog readers ask, “Where do you get...

By the sword

Gun Control and the Scope of Ethics

Gun Control and the Scope of Ethics

In 2004 in rural Berkshire, England, a rush-hour commuter train from London to...

Deep Thoughts

The Parking Garage of the Fates

The Parking Garage of the Fates

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into...

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...

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