Ambrose, Vladimir, Russell & Me

A nice post from First Assassin author and National Review contributor John Miller over at his excellent website.  He lists four of  his favorite ghost stories with entries from Ambrose Bierce, Vladimir Nabokov, Russell Kirk and,…

Daybreakers

Meh.  My review in a nutshell. I’m getting kind of tired of vampires actually.  First popularized by Bram Stoker who, there’s some reason to believe, was a repressed homosexual in Victorian England – one of the…

Nolte Vs Polanski: No Contest

The mighty John Nolte and his righteous Big Hollywood posse have been absolutely destroying the defenders of child rapist Roman Polanski.  Check this Nolte piece out just for example, but scan the site for plenty more…

Liberal Bizarrerie of the Week

Once-funny-now-just-creepy stepdaughter-marrying guy Woody Allen apparently told a Spanish-language newspaper that “it would be good…if [Barack Obama] could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly.” Now…

Me At Harvard

Well, I’m posted on the Harvard Business Review website anyway.   This was an interesting interview done by Andrew Keen, himself an interesting fellow with fascinating ideas about the internet and its uses.   I heard him speak…

O’Sullivan’s Law And Order

O’Sullivan’s Law states that any organization or enterprise that is not expressly right wing will become left wing over time.  The law is named after British journalist John O’Sullivan, who cites as proof the ACLU, the…

Robin Hood Anxiety Syndrome

Robin Hood Anxiety Syndrome:  A state of agitation occurring in left-wingers when a work of popular culture threatens to awaken them from the dream of their own superior virtue and expose them as the fools and…

The Art Instinct

I think the poet Marianne Moore said it first about psychology, but it remains true in general:  a theory that explains everything, explains nothing.  And evolutionary biology is a theory that explains…  well, everything.  I’m talking…

Agents of Treachery Review

Otto Penzler’s spy story anthology Agents of Treachery is due out June 1st and was pre-greeted by a starred pre-publication review by the industry’s top trade journal Publishers Weekly. “Astonishingly, as mystery maestro Penzler points out…

Silent Sinatra

American Idol had a Frank Sinatra night last week.  The contestants sang Sinatra songs mentored and accompanied by the talented Harry Connick Jr. The contest was down to the final five entries so they were all…