Cultural Caviar

The Fat Women by Igor Grabar, 1904.

Gimlet’s Gold

"€œLook at the size of those women!"€ exclaimed Gimlet as four enormous ladies waddle...

Cultural Caviar

Bono, Geldof, and Hibernian Humanity-Huggers

The guests were singing maudlin folksongs trying to drown out the TV's noxious noises. Liv...

Cultural Caviar

Keeping Standards High in Clubland

"€œIn the Bengal Club at Calcutta they don"€™t allow dogs or Indians, but in the Yacht...

Cultural Caviar

Let Them Eat Paint: It’s Time for a Separation of Art and State

Philadelphia's City Hall is a towering masonry masterpiece, an ornate and stately 548-foot...

Cultural Caviar

On Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative

Something called the Clinton Global Initiative has been brought to my attention by an AP d...

Politics

How Privileged Democrats Pay for Their Houses

Like millions of Americans, Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell h...

Cultural Caviar

American Boarding Schools: No Boot Camp For Boys

As the herds of wildebeest migrate in October and November, when the short rains come, fro...

Commerce

From Coleen Rooney to Kenmare Resources – It’s a Buy!

It is not often that I see Gimlet floored but this morning was one of those occasions. He ...

Moolah

The Congressional Effect

In times such as these, people everywhere are seeking investment advice.  Even my den...

Commerce

Age of Aquarius

Platinum—The only metal fit for a king!—Louis XV of France On Monday I return...

Politics

Awkward Truths About the Awkward Squad

Awkward Truths About the Awkward Squad

As the cooling winds of austerity move in across superheated Britain, one gallant group is...

International Affairs

Yankee Utopians in a Chinese Century

Yankee Utopians in a Chinese Century

For those who can yet recall the backyard blast furnaces of Mao’s China in the 1950s...

Economic Crisis

The National Debt: Apocalypse Now

The National Debt: Apocalypse Now

“The car has already hit the tree and the bumper is already in the process of buckli...

Moolah

The Free Market: Uncool But Effective

The Free Market: Uncool But Effective

When the Right wants to antagonize the Obamaniancs, they draw a picture of Batman's Joker ...