Category: Culture

Film, Television, Sex, Music, Literature, Pop

Children of the Snake

Epstein’s victims: a metaphor for all of us.. It’s a heart-breaking, cruel and baffling picture:  a dewy young woman– anxious to make her mark in the world–is promised the glories of high-society introductions, admission to elite universities, and professional advancement in a club that is chock full of billionaires and luminaries. And, by the way,..

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The Glorious Lie

Oh, Zion!  Dear Zion! I have a lush novel planned–full of carnivals and music and beautiful girls slow dancing with their young men on moonlit patios. In the broader landscape described here, kindly old men will give sing-song sermons full of teary-eyed spiritual assurance.  It will all be set to a big, swelling chorus, and..

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Talking to Cogs

..and mistaking them for people.. A “cog,” they tell us, is a motion-transferring wheel with sprockets along its edge.  A collection of them, engineered and assembled, as in a Swiss watch, can be so beautiful to behold that some designers have taken to leaving the whole assembly visible to the eye.  It’s reassuring to ponder..

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AOC and My 8th Grade Self..

..Laughing, and blushing, into his locker Two things I should make clear at the outset:  Number one: in my book Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez earns a daily Maxine Waters award for unmitigated dimwittery in the execution of her congressional duties.  Her “Green New Deal” would consign most of the world to abject poverty, and she appears to..

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Right To Life: “We Were Just Kidding”

It’s not really a child.. Seventy different “Pro-Life” organizations penned an open letter on the subject of criminalizing abortion this week.  With the anticipated fall of Roe V. Wade, many states are proposing criminal penalties for providing or seeking an abortion.  There has been a huge amount of disinformation purveyed by pro-abortion groups on this..

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2000 Mules, The Enemy Within

Watchable.. There’s an annoying, and inexplicable, contention routinely spouted by the political establishment on both sides of the aisle: “..our election systems are rigorously fair and accountable; election fraud is impossible.  Anyone who questions our voter system integrity is un-American.”  George Stephanopoulos can’t even bring himself to begin an interview on the subject without barking..

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