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by | Nov 9, 2022

Some famous writers are forgotten the moment they kick off. Joan Didion, who passed away at age 87 two days before Christmas last year, isn’t one of them. It’s not because her work is so monumental. Her screenplays for movies…

by | Jul 24, 2022

Not so very long ago, California was arguably the brightest jewel in the crown of human civilization. Now, thanks to Democratic politicians, its two once-great cities, San Francisco and Los Angeles, are post-apocalyptic pigsties where whole blocks of stores are…

by | Mar 29, 2022

The year was 1999. My Norwegian partner and I were living in Amsterdam. One morning I saw in the newspaper (this was back when one read actual newspapers) that there was an exhibition at the Rotterdam Kunsthal of a contemporary…

by | Feb 5, 2022

Here’s what it means when a book is banned. Even before James Joyce finished writing Ulysses, the United States Post Office (that what it was known as back then when it was a Cabinet-level department of the federal government) confiscated issues…

by | Mar 17, 2020

Until watching The Hunt last weekend, I hadn’t gone to an exploitation film since I stopped writing them in the early 2000s. They used to be fun, male-driven, action-filled rather than violent, and sexy. My first credit, Electra (1996), starred ex-Playboy…

by | Dec 9, 2019

It’s widely accepted that one of Hillary Clinton’s worst blunders as a presidential candidate involved her proclivity to insult large swaths of the electorate. Mudslinging is hardly a new phenomenon on the campaign trail, of course, but most politicians reserve…

by | May 19, 2019

When Hillary Clinton labeled half of Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables,”she committed political hari-kari. Nevertheless, although she articulated it in the worst way possible, Hillary was on to something. Whether or not you support Trump is beside the point….

by | May 6, 2019

In September of 2016 Hillary Clinton famously gave the nation a glimpse of the “bottled spider,” to borrow Shakespeare’s metaphor about Richard III, which personified her mewed up inner loathing for the peasants who declined to recognize her divine right…

by | Mar 17, 2018

Hillary Clinton reliving her presidential election sounds like Miss Havisham talking about her wedding day. They both, one senses, harbored great expectations that became great resentments. The letdown of the loss, of an office and of a husband, unleashed psychological…

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