Rude Remarks

Get Off My Lawn and Go Read a Book

Get Off My Lawn and Go Read a Book

Being neither rocket-scientist material nor chipper by temperament, I have never...

Deep Thoughts

Out of Step With the World

Out of Step With the World

We all, I suppose, live in a tiny world of our own construction, whose size and...

High Life

Swimming the Oil-Dark Sea

Swimming the Oil-Dark Sea

Porto Cheli—Nothing is moving, not a twig nor a leaf, and I find myself missing...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Eugenic, Schizophrenic, and Hallucinogenic Headlines TRAYVON...

Rude Remarks

Sergeant Samuel Finlay: Shot and Not Heard

Sergeant Samuel Finlay: Shot and Not Heard

I was raised Catholic, so no matter how my soul yearns to be free of piety, I have...

Cultural Caviar

Golfing With the Fishes

Golfing With the Fishes

Malcolm Gladwell published in The New Yorker a long essay, “The Crooked Ladder:...

Idiocracy

Leveling the Playing Field (With Explosives)

Leveling the Playing Field (With Explosives)

There is only one real political question: Are people equal or not? All political...

Deep Thoughts

A Fail-Safe Investment

A Fail-Safe Investment

“Are you ready for life changes?” the advertisement that came through the...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Erratic, Dramatic, and Traumatic Headlines O-BOMBING IRAQ In...

High Life

Kisses in an Air Raid

Kisses in an Air Raid

Porto Cheli—I have been thinking about my children and my own strange boyhood as...

Idiocracy

A Deadly Strain of PMS

A Deadly Strain of PMS

You know that one time a month when you’re arguing with a lady friend and she...

Rude Remarks

Fake Detective

Fake Detective

Lately I’ve been hearing more and more dribs and drabs of the depressing...

Modern Weapons

Bad Kitty! Fascist Kitty!

Bad Kitty! Fascist Kitty!

A couple of weeks ago I talked about how, in the age of political...

Hollywood

Get On Up: Godfather of Subtitles

Get On Up: Godfather of Subtitles

August has been turning into Black Movie Month. This year, Tate Taylor, the white...

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