Chelsea Clinton

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Twisted, Tightfisted, and Blacklisted Headlines CHELSEA CLINTON SAYS WO...

High Life

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone vs. Sontag

NEW YORK—A strange thing happened to me last week here in the Bagel. Having read the rev...

Lit Crit

Harold Bloom

The Cultural Levelers Lose a Formidable Foe

The cultural levelers lost a formidable foe this week, the literary critic Harold Bloom dy...

Joe Bob's America

A 20-Hour Flight Can Be FUN!

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa.—Let’s look on the bright side of the new 20-hour nonstop flight betw...


Tough Testing

One of the less remarked-upon gender gaps is in college attendance: Young men have fallen ...


The Week That Perished

The Week’s Swankest, Rankest, and Blankest Headlines IT’S OFFICIAL: THE CHINKS RULE A...

Cultural Caviar

Papal Pap

Just as love means never having to say you’re sorry, so being Pope means, I suppose, hav...

High Life

Heroes and Villains

NEW YORK—The Roy Cohn documentary Bully, Coward, Victim was successfully screened last w...

Joe Bob's America

David Lee Roth

Travel by Luxury Donkey Cart

LOS ANGELES—It was David Lee Roth who ruined personal-appearance contracts for all time ...


Arkham’s Razor

Joker is a clever and memorable (although not terribly original or enjoyable) R-rated art-...


I Went to See Joker and Didn’t Get Shot

On Friday at high noon, I saw a matinee of the feverishly hyped film Joker at a megaplex i...


Higher Learning, Lower Ratings

I have no scientific evidence, no statistical data, that proves a decrease in beauty, just...


Bernie Sanders

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Sleaziest, Cheesiest, and Queasiest Headlines BERNIE SANDERS FINALLY BLOWS A...


Vespula vulgaris

An Ill-Defined Petition

Thirty thousand people—I was tempted to write harridans and harpies, but there must have...