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If I Had a Sickle

If I Had a Sickle

After tormenting the rest of us for nigh on a century, last week that unrepentant...

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A Farewell to Bunky

A Farewell to Bunky

The only man I know who belonged to more gentlemen’s clubs than Eddie Ulmann was...

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Dancing on a Hero’s Grave

Dancing on a Hero’s Grave

As a college student I would buy copies of The New Yorker to sample the sparkling...

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Remembering Hugo

Remembering Hugo

You will be missed, Hugo Chavez. The world has lost a man who was larger than...

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5 x 6 Feet Under

5 x 6 Feet Under

The Grim Reaper thinned the herd of baby-boomer entertainment icons this summer....

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Gore Vidal: Pleased to Leave You

Gore Vidal: Pleased to Leave You

Gore Vidal was as good as it gets where writing is concerned. I can’t think of a...

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Someone Righteous This Way Went

Someone Righteous This Way Went

Ray Bradbury is dead. For the past twenty years I have dreaded writing those...

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Andrew Breitbart: 1969-2012

Andrew Breitbart: 1969-2012

It’s stressful to be hated. It goes against our instincts. We want to be loved. But Andrew Breitbart was different.

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No, Virginia, They’re Lying to You

No, Virginia, They’re Lying to You

A perennial golden nugget of maudlin Christmas fare is the famous 1897 editorial...

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The Incredible Shrinking Messiah

The Incredible Shrinking Messiah

From Bono the rock star to Bozo the clown, Obama is polling lower than the teats...

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We Just Lost Another Junkie

We Just Lost Another Junkie

I hate when a famous junkie dies and we get empty gestures like, “We just lost a...

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Freud Slips Into the Void

Freud Slips Into the Void

I’ve had a longstanding instinctive loathing of those who perpetrate gimmick art,...

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The Injust Legacy of Blair Peach

The Injust Legacy of Blair Peach

If there is one thing the ultra-Left likes better than stories about fascism, it...

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Malcolm McLaren: The King of Teen Rebellion

Malcolm McLaren: The King of Teen Rebellion

1946—2010 The whole idea of a teenager began in the 1950s. Before that 13—19 just...