Royal Watch

In Defense of Fergie

In Defense of Fergie

It’s a classic, archetypal story: build somebody up, only to tear them down. Sarah, ...

Pop Music

Why I Quit Touring with The Black Eyed Peas

Why I Quit Touring with The Black Eyed Peas

Last year I toured with the Black Eyed Peas on their Japan/Australia run. It was dubbed Th...

High Society

Fashion Wrap: The Met Gala Disappoints

Fashion Wrap: The Met Gala Disappoints

         A panoply of dreary frocks and ill-conceived looks ...

Cultural Caviar

Back Off, Michelle McGee

Back Off, Michelle McGee

Amateur philanderers like Bill Clinton, Elliot Spitzer, Tiger Woods, and Jesse James have ...

Gossip

Kate Winslet Split From Sam Mendes, Guilty of (Best) Actress Syndrome

Kate Winslet Split From Sam Mendes, Guilty of (Best) Actress Syndrome

Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes: Hollywood power couple marriage ends up on the trash heap. Do...

High Life

Memo to Socialites: Ditch the Birkin, Save a Fish

Memo to Socialites: Ditch the Birkin, Save a Fish

New York seems to be full of people who go to shop openings and social events just to be s...

In Vogue

Oscar Fashion Wrap: What The Red Carpet Taught Us

Oscar Fashion Wrap: What The Red Carpet Taught Us

Last night, the world stopped what they were doing and tuned into the red carpet event of ...

Gossip

Snowdon-Jones Is Not British Royalty

Snowdon-Jones Is Not British Royalty

It’s hardly rare for social climbers on one side of the Atlantic to claim connection...

Cultural Caviar

Hitler’s Deadliest Enemy: Pius XII

Hitler’s Deadliest Enemy: Pius XII

I spent much of winter 2006 butting heads with a cantankerous nun. Thankfully, it happened...

Cultural Caviar

Ron Paul and Pius IX

Ron Paul and Pius IX

I wrote here once before about the repartee that keeps the snarks flying between me and my...

Holy See

Pius XII: Sourcing the Slanders

Pius XII: Sourcing the Slanders

The whole horror of National Socialism is not concentrated in its nationalism, but in the combination of these two sterile and anti-human ideologies. Ironically enough, nationalism (unlike patriotism, of which it is the exaggeration and parody) is never merely national. Indeed, under its spell both the German Nazis and the Russian Soviets became imperialists. A nationalist is never satisfied with the nation as it now exists, nor recognizes its true goodness; it must always be marching “€œprogressively”€ towards “€œreform,”€ expansion, or into conformity with “€œpropositions”€ abstracted from historical context.

Warshington

Bowe Bergdahl

Deserting the Beast

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

Joe Bob's America

Exit the President

NEW YORK"€”Stop saying dystopian. The next person who uses this word gets a Billy Jack ...