Cultural Caviar

The Obama Family Circus

Sep 02 2011

Not so long ago, Barack Obama electrified and mesmerized not only America but the entire solar system and even parts of the Crab Nebula with


Bury My Heart at Wounded Negro

Aug 25 2011

On Monday, the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved constitutional amendment that revoked tribal membership for the so-called Cherokee Freedmen, the modern descendants of

Cultural Caviar

How to Comment Without Getting Killed

Aug 18 2011

Oh, what a warm womb of anonymity the Internet provides for the frustrated, the voiceless, the inadequate, the terminally unpleasant, the unpublished writers, and the


Lucy the Pig

Discrimination, Good and Bad

Aug 04 2011

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines the word “discriminate” as a transitive verb meaning “to mark or perceive the distinguishing or peculiar features of…to make a distinction…to


Jennifer Tipton and Olivier Odom

T-Shirts to Offend Lesbians

Jul 29 2011

The rabidly politicized, mad-as-hell, accept-us-or-die quotient of gay Americans—at last count, somewhere between 97 to 99 percent of them—seem determined to prove that they can


Metal Thieves: Vultures of a Fallen Empire

Jul 22 2011

The once-mighty industrial giant called America, this formerly muscle-bound striding imperial colossus, these days more resembles an emaciated Gulliver lying dead in a weed-choked abandoned


Casey Anthony

Moms Who Murdered and Didn’t Walk Free

Jul 08 2011

Armchair juries across America erupted in rage on Tuesday when a real jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in



What Did Nostradamus Predict for 2011?

Jun 28 2011

Nostradamus, whose name means “nose of massive proportions” in Latin, is a famous prognosticator who, if he were alive today, would probably command speaking fees

Afternoon Delight

Let’s Put Warning Labels on Everything!

Jun 22 2011

Yesterday our beneficent and merciful overlords at the US Department of Health and Human Services unveiled to the public a series of grisly images they’ll


Bilderbullshitting the Public

Jun 18 2011

From June 9-12, while the American media was focusing its cruel klieg lights on, oh, Betty White switching her brand of adult diapers or something,


When Kindergarteners Are Killers

Jun 11 2011

Near midnight on Friday, June 3, Kansas City police were called to a house in a blighted section of town to find an eighteen-month-old male

Bizarro World

May 2011: The Month in Bad Parenting

May 29 2011

As May draws to a close, we’d like to set a good example by making public examples of parents who’ve made bad examples of themselves

Cultural Caviar


May 22 2011

The heads keep rollin"€™, rollin"€™, rollin"€™ all over the world. So far in May: • A Mexican deputy prison governor's decapitated body was among eight


Cholera or Plague? You Decide!

Cholera or Plague? You Decide!

Oct 29 2008

Being an assortment of presidential endorsements, wild speculations, and cris de coeur by contributors to Taki’s Magazine How I Became a Resentful Naderite By Peter


Hitler and the New Nazi Religion

Hitler and the New Nazi Religion

Aug 29 2007

Students of the subject know that far from being an outgrowth of Christian culture (or even historic Christian anti-Semitism), Nazi ideology consisted of an interweaving


Having Trouble Maintaining an Election?

Dec 31 1969

Ooh, that smell! Can"€™t you smell that smell? Pew! It's the latest report from the Pew Center on the States, and it concludes that America's