The Untold Story

Flag of the Bikini Atoll


Last week, The Washington Post and the AP uncovered a racist scandal of international prop...

The Untold Story

The Acropolis of Athens

The Fraud Squad

Sailing in Homer’s wine-dark Aegean Sea is the best antidote I know to the brouhaha over...


Cory Booker

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Hedonic, Demonic, and Sardonic Headlines NEW YORK TIMES ANNOUNCES SWITC...

Vile Bodies

Epstein’s Web

Discussing the case of Jeffrey Epstein recently, my interlocutor asked me whether the indu...

High Life

Southamtpon, N.Y.

Down Memory Lane

GSTAAD—It’s written in the Declaration of Independence so it must be true, the pursuit...

Joe Bob's America

Legislating Lethal Ladies Leggings

NEW YORK—As far as I can tell, there are six warring factions in the Leggings Wars. Fir...

Cultural Caviar

1619: Founding Fallacies

Last week, Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, informed his staffers ...


The Hunt

Right-Wing Boob Job

During my five years with Friends of Abe, the “secret” (and boozy) organization of Hol...



The Week That Perished

The Week’s Sweatiest, Pettiest, and Readiest Headlines WHY CHRIS CUOMO NEEDS TO LEGALLY...

High Life

Pont Saint Michel, Paris

Pretty Wise for 38

If it hadn’t arrived I’d be dead, but it was hardly welcome: another birthday. Thirty-...


Choose Your Words Wisely

Is attention to the correct use of words mere pedantry or, as Confucius thought, the neces...

Joe Bob's America

Martin Scorsese in Hugo

Movie Directors Apologize? Really?

NEW YORK—Last week a $57 million movie flopped and the director apologized. He didn’t ...

Issue of the Century

Immigration as Punishment

Should Harvard be required to accept the wretched refuse of its applicant pool even though...


The Infantilization of America

America has always been for the young. However, in the past half century, America has beco...