Me on Mamet – Again.

I’ve written about the playwright and screenwriter David Mamet a number of times now, first in the Los Angeles Times, then in the Wall Street Journal. I don’t intend to make a career of it, but…

The New York Times Answer Man

Oh joy of joys – the new Klavan on the Culture from PJTV has arrived.  This week the New York Times Answer Man explains it all for you.  As you know, the Times is the official…

Media Distortion of the Week

I want to be careful here because I do understand there is a scandal of terrible proportions being played out in the  Catholic church and there is some truth in what Peggy Noonan says:  the media…

Pass Me A Grapefruit

Remember that famous scene in the old film Public Enemy where Jimmy Cagney shoves a grapefruit into a woman’s face?   It came to mind for some reason when I read this dopey op-ed by Kim Elsesser…

Witness To A Hit?

I don’t read the New York Times much anymore because I find it actually sucks information out of my head, making me less informed than I was when I started.  But I’m in New York, and…

Silent Victory

On Saturday, the United States Marine Corps ended nearly seven years in Iraq.  They left victorious, due to their own valor and to the steely resolve of their former Commander-in-Chief George W. Bush.  Their battle against…