Steve Sailer

Steve Sailer

Steve Sailer is a journalist, columnist for VDARE.com, and founder of the Human Biodiversity Institute, which runs the invitation-only Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals. Steve blogs regularly at isteve and has recently published his first book, America's Half-Blood Prince: Barack Obama's Story of Race and Inheritance.


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Up in the Air: Reitman, Clooney Disappoint

Up in the Air: Reitman, Clooney Disappoint

Jan 11 2010

Until the Underpants Bomber tried to blow up Flight 253 over Detroit, the frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar was widely assumed to be Up

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The Ballad of Jeff Bridges

The Ballad of Jeff Bridges

Dec 09 2009

After The Dark Knight failed to earn a Best Picture Oscar nomination, the Academy expanded the number of nominees for its top honor from five

Culture

Mad Man

Mad Man

Dec 03 2009

The sharply contrasting careers of two Slavic-American artists who both died in 1987, the droll commercial illustrator Andy Warhol and the titanic sculptor Stanislaw Szukalski,

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Quibbling Rivalry

Quibbling Rivalry

Nov 18 2009

Last Sunday evening, while I was watching the final minutes of the now famous Indianapolis Colts - New England Patriots football game, I experienced a

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Method in the Madness

Method in the Madness

Nov 11 2009

Can I milk another column out of Mad Men? Why not? Matthew Weiner's show about Madison Avenue in the early 1960s is so meticulously detailed

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Man Men

Man Men

Nov 04 2009

Mad Men, the upscale drama about an early 1960s Madison Avenue advertising agency, is a sort of Brideshead Revisited for heterosexual American grown-ups. For Baby

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Serial Killers

Serial Killers

Oct 28 2009

The cable period drama Mad Men attempts to answer the question: What would have Cary Grant's stylish advertising executive in Hitchcock's 1959 barnburner North by

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Hollywood Chihuahuas

Hollywood Chihuahuas

Oct 21 2009

Everybody complains about how dumbed-down movies have gotten. Here, for example, are representative quotes from A.O. Scott of the New York Times in "€œSpoon-Fed Cinema"€

Sports

War Games

War Games

Oct 14 2009

October is the busiest month on the spectator sports calendar, when we finally get to the baseball games that do matter, and most football teams

The Obamaverse

Change Has Come to the Galaxy

Change Has Come to the Galaxy

Oct 10 2009

What follows is the text of former President Barack Obama’s farewell address, which he delivered before departing in the interstellar battlecruiser that had landed near

Sports

Blackballed?

Blackballed?

Oct 07 2009

Let's celebrate diversity! In Division 1-A college football, 19 of the top 20 players in rushing yards are"€”as sports fans expect"€”black. Yet, the #1 rusher

Diversity

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Sep 30 2009

Based closely on the outstanding 1999 novel that won J.M. Coetzee the Nobel Prize in Literature, the new art house film Disgrace follows August's District

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Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us

Sep 23 2009

Watching Steven Soderbergh's comedy The Informant! (with Matt Damon as that guy back in the 1990s who squealed to the feds about how he fixed

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Songs of Our Soil

Songs of Our Soil

Sep 16 2009

Having listened to country music on and (mostly) off since Johnny Cash's "€œA Boy Named Sue"€ four decades ago, I checked in on Billboard's Top

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Idiot Savant

Idiot Savant

Sep 09 2009

Extract is the third live-action film written and directed by Mike Judge, creator of the hit animated TV series Beavis and Butt-head and King of

Economy

The Estrogen Recession

The Estrogen Recession

Sep 02 2009

Are men to blame for the economic crash? That's become a popular theme in the press. For example, the BBC's business editor Robert Peston recently

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Kill Adolf

Kill Adolf

Aug 26 2009

While watching Inglourious Basterds, I had time on my hands to ponder once again whether Quentin Tarantino's variegated gifts and inclinations would have made him

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Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Aug 19 2009

Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp’s Malthusian fable of post-Apartheid Johannesburg. District 9, a violent science fiction movie set in a Johannesburg slum inhabited by 1.8

WASPs

The Unbearable Whiteness of Ken Burns

The Unbearable Whiteness of Ken Burns

Aug 12 2009

The publicity machine is now gearing up for documentarian Ken Burns's twelve-hour extravaganza, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, which will run for six straight

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The Most Important Television Show You”€™d Never Watch

The Most Important Television Show You”€™d Never Watch

Aug 05 2009

I was trying to watch with my wife the DVD of He's Just Not That Into You, which is to romantic comedies what Watchmen is

Race

Black Enough

Black Enough

Jul 29 2009

Barack Obama, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and the African-American Master Class Countless pundits have debated whether the Henry Louis Gates Jr. brouhaha is about race

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Harry Potter’s Story of Race and Inheritance

Harry Potter’s Story of Race and Inheritance

Jul 23 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince earned a record $394 million worldwide in its opening week, an extraordinary amount for a film based on the

Law

Ricci: Episode II”€”The Phantom Menace

Ricci: Episode II”€”The Phantom Menace

Jul 15 2009

Every so often, an action hit comes out of nowhere"€”Mad Max, Terminator, Ricci v. DeStefano. Inevitably, we start hoping that the big budget follow-up can

South of Wall Street

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Jul 08 2009

Public Enemies, Michael Mann's dual biopic about Depression Era bankrobber John Dillinger (played by an introverted Johnny Depp) and G-Man Melvin Purvis (an impassive Christian

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Michael Jackson’s Baby

Michael Jackson’s Baby

Jul 01 2009

Jacko was the King of Celebrity Eugenics. The late Michael Jackson was a strange individual, but his various obsessions, such as weight loss, whitening his

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Generation Gap

Generation Gap

Jun 24 2009

How Multiculturalism Killed the Counter Culture When I was eleven in 1970, Alvin Toffler published a book entitled Future Shock, which prophesied ever faster cultural