Vile Bodies

The Thong Remains the Shame

Semper ubi sub ubi. "€”Juvenal When Dorothy Parker said, "€œBrevity is the soul of l...

Cultural Caviar

A Sorkin Excuse of a Man

I read an article the other day in The Huffington Post by Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of A ...

Hollywood

Fame! I”€™m Gonna Be Harassed Forever

"€œI always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘Try being rich ...

Relationships

Always Lie About Cheating, Call Social Services, and Get Your Wife a Boob Job

Dear Delphi, I cheat on my wife almost every time I go on a business trip. I feel badly, ...

Hollywood

The Fighting Irish

On Friday, I was shocked like the rest of America to learn that Richard Nixon had been tap...

Cultural Caviar

Joan Rivers”€™ Last Laugh, Warhol’s Steamy Films & Rockwell Hits London

Plus, new songs from Michael Jackson, a “€˜Green Hornet”€™ Mythbusters, and a Parisian circus.

News

The Secular Fatwa on Julian Assange

In February 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa inciting the faithful to murder author...

History

Posthumously Pardoning the Lizard King’s Penis

Sixties rock deity Jim "€œThe Lizard King"€ Morrison's bloated corpse was found in a ...

Cultural Caviar

Europe Before 1820: The Apex of Human History or Bangladesh?

Each time I doubt that the National Review's mavens could surpass themselves, I discover f...

Immigration

Behavioral Guidelines for New German Immigrants

In Germany, much of the talk these days is about immigration and integration. It all start...

Remembrance

Rest in Peace, Dear Elaine

The death of anyone well known - especially in New York - invokes more clichés than you...

Politics

The Virtue of Selective Mourning

Funny things happen when you write for the public prints. One of them is that deep-browed ...

Cultural Caviar

Naked Men in National Museums

What in the name of Gilbert Stuart is going on at the National Portrait Gallery? A week a...

Relationships

Airport Cavity Searches, Socially Respectable Violence, and the Eternal Gold-Digger

Dear Delphi, The other day I was in the airport and became an unlucky recipient of the en...