Bruce Cochran

Bruce Cochran

Bruce Cochran is a freelance writer who lives with his dog Spike in West Hollywood, California.


Yanking the Lever in Sin City

Nov 07 2012

Las Vegas is the the most inorganic of all American cities. Surrounded by a dry, dusty, prehistoric landscape, this town was conjured from nothingness by


Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg

Burning Yachts and Burning Money

Aug 14 2012

BREAKING NEWS (well, sort of"€”it happened over a month ago)"€”The world's largest sailing yacht has caught fire. Barry Diller's Eos, named after the Greek goddess

Cultural Caviar

Snoop Dogg

Dope Doggy Dogg

Aug 01 2012

I"€™ve often felt that the War on Terror was the best thing that happened to globetrotting drug addicts since the days before bags were inspected

Love Life

Flags at Half-Mast, Please

Jul 11 2012

My gay cousin once told me that the beauty of modern living is that there are so many different ways to have a family. I

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Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger

Fifty Shades of Frustration

Jul 04 2012

Now that I have been sucked into the vortex that is the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, I am beginning to understand that women want

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Paris Jackson

Billionaires, Bimbos, and the Black Brady Bunch

Jun 13 2012

London's big scandal this past week involves a rapper, a Rothschild, and a handsome son of the late businessman James Goldsmith. The British tabloids have

Cultural Caviar

Madonna, Don”€™t Preach

Jun 06 2012

Always one to court controversy in lieu of talent, Madonna recently projected an enormous image of right-wing French politician Marine Le Pen with a swastika

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Queen Elizabeth II

Diamond Jubilation

May 30 2012

I love Queen Elizabeth. I love her pastel-colored outfits. I love her little black handbags. I love the regal look in her eye. I even

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Cochran’s Guide to Suicide

May 23 2012

If you"€™re looking for a husband, ladies, stay away from the Kennedys! Chances are better you will make it through life avoiding an untimely death

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain

Royal Rake

May 16 2012

The delightful readers of Taki's Magazine have spoken! I hereby declare this week's column to be a Hollywood-free zone. There will be no look into

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Tinsley Mortimer


May 09 2012

Judging from last week's comments, there are not many Kardashian fans here on Taki's Mag. Though the fuss was to be expected from our highbrow

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Krazy for the Kardashians

May 02 2012

Kall me krazy, but I love the Kardashians.  This is Kardashian Week if there ever was one. The fab family just signed a $40-million deal

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Rachel Maddow

Sue Me!

Apr 25 2012

Remember when people used to say, "€œSue me!"€ if you complained about something they said or did? "€œSue me!"€ was one of my favorite expressions

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Frances Bean Cobain

Freeloaders and Bloodsuckers

Apr 18 2012

Hollywood has a rule: If it's true, it's strange. Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love recently voiced parental concern for her hapless spawn Frances Bean via

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Donald Trump

Accolades for Acolytes

Apr 11 2012

Welcome to Taki's Mag, all you do-gooders who"€™ve discovered us this past week! It's a big world, and there are people to save and hands

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Bradley Cooper in The Hangover

Hollywood: Dysfunction Junction

Apr 04 2012

At six foot nine, Kris Humphries may literally be the world's biggest ass. This giant goober-faced fool is a basketball player who was briefly married

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January Jones

Bombs, Blockbusters, Babies, and Break-ins

Mar 28 2012

This week brings a steamin’ hot plate of scandal, scandal, scandal"€”flour bombs, plastic babies, break-ins, drunk driving, Ecstasy, and placenta-eating. Be sure to save some

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Johnny Depp

More Acting and Less Activism, Please

Mar 21 2012

Don"€™t you hate it when actors get involved in politics? I do, and not only because I usually disagree with their views. I hate it

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Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

Stars v. Jocks: The Great Dummy Derby

Mar 14 2012

Who's easier to mock"€”athletes or celebrities? It's a neck-and-neck race, each one stretching to be more idiotic than the other. When celebrities and athletes come

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Glitter From the Gutter

Mar 07 2012

Not much is happening in the celebrity gutter this week unless you count the big pregnancy rumors from Snooki of Jersey Shore fame. Her boyfriend

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Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog

Crimes of Passion, Golden Statues and Fashion

Feb 29 2012

Although most critics lambasted this year's Oscar show, I roared with laughter. The jokes were funny. Some were even hilarious. It was a ginormous improvement

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Miley Cyrus

Semites, Sex, Drugs, Royals, and Rock “€™n”€™ Roll

Feb 22 2012

CASTING STONES Oliver Stone's son has converted to Islam and is now the righteous Sean Ali Stone. The young Stone adopted his new religion last

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From the Revolting to the Ridiculous

Feb 15 2012

THE DARK ANGEL DESCENDS ON BEVERLY HILLS Singer Whitney Houston’s drug-addled body finally gave out on her. She had been on drugs for the past

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Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain

Drugs, Sugar, and Cigarettes

Feb 08 2012

What a week in headline news. If I see one more thing about Iran and Israel, I am going to nuke them all myself. Syria

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Demi Moore

Everybody’s Doing the Locomotion

Jan 31 2012

Hollywood made a silent film in the 21st century. Big whoop. Now they’re acting like they pioneered something “groundbreaking.” Originality is clearly not Hollywood’s forte.

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Heidi Klum and Seal


Jan 25 2012

Last year was a banner year for Los Angeles divorce attorneys. The most high-profile splits include: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore (turns out she suffers