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Russel Brand

The Russell Brand Devolution

What do you call a socialist who tries to make money selling books? The answer isn"€™t j...

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Useless Eating

Only barroom bores bemoan the real-life dearth of science fiction's long promised "€œfly...

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Small Vices

The other day I behaved badly for once: not very badly (I should hardly have confessed t...

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Feminism As a Mating Strategy Among Beta Males

First they came for the male feminists, and no one spoke out"€”because no one likes them...

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Palm Beach Bath & Tennis Club

Nouveau Retch

"€œSummertime, and the livin"€™ is easy,"€ as the song tells us. Or it used to be, ...

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Slobbery as Snobbery

Walking through Amsterdam recently, a paradox that I had long noticed in an inchoate way f...

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The Sporting Lie

In my youth, hard though it is for me to recall it now, I was quite good at sport. I c...

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Oscar Pistorius

A Freak Show Called Generosity

Legless South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius is now on trial for having killed"€...

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Unacceptably Fat

The results are in: Fat people overeat because our fat-fearing society "€œfat-shames"€...

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Drunks Gone Wild

The PC suppression of heretical thinking seemingly grows stronger by the day. Innocuous co...

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Del Close

Comedy for the Devil

Had history veered off course ever so slightly, we"€™d mock evangelical Christians for p...

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Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Selfishness of Virtue

As a blinkered young leftist back in the late 1980s, I subscribed to The Nation magazine f...

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Marilyn Monroe

Wrath of the Rotund

Months ago a portly news anchor in Wisconsin, where people literally dress in cheese hats,...

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Six Omens for the New Year

So the apocalypse didn"€™t quite happen last year. It's good news for some, but perhaps ...