Modest Proposals

Let’s All Tell More “White People” Jokes!

What’s the deal with white people? [the almost entirely white audience laughs] I mean...


Aretha Franklin

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Captivating, Titillating, and Nauseating Headlines ARGUMENT OVER “Q...


Bad Form

A distinguished former colleague of mine—all my former colleagues are distinguished, ex ...

High Life

Better to Dream Than to Be Woke

Gstaad—I need it like Boris needs a bleach job. Another birthday, that is. Birthdays ten...

For the Children

Rudyard Kipling

Why We Must Teach Toxic Masculinity in Schools

In mid-July, while Donald Trump’s visit was upsetting thousands of easily offended (and,...

Cultural Caviar

The Revenge of the Weak

Listen to him squeal like a stuck pig, dear reader, his words the language of triumphant W...

Joe Bob's America


CHARLOTTE, N.C.—For those of you who are new to BDSM, let me explain a few of the basics...

Culture Clash

Eyes on the Prizefighters

The media wanted last August's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville to be the next "...


Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Spike Lee’s KkKrazyGlue

Spike Lee’s new movie BlacKkKlansman has received 100 percent thumbs up from 46 professi...

Cultural Caviar

Gabrielle Chanel

Cover Girls and Other Girls

“An effete charlatan,” is the way the mother of my children describes the outrageously...

Cultural Caviar

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Reptilian, Vaudevillian, and Crocodilian Headlines WEST HOLLYWOOD VOT...

Cultural Caviar

The Fraudulent Fräulein (and Friend of Freud)

From time to time I would meet the late Professor Michael Shepherd for a drink. He was a m...

High Life


Boats and Bastards

They used to say that the primary function of a boat was to be beautiful. I suppose that i...

Public Nuisances

President Donald Trump

Jeffrey Sachs and Bandy Lee: The Stupidest Experts in America

It would be difficult to imagine a greater example of oblivious stupidity and hubris than ...