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 | Mar 6, 2020

There’s a remote outpost in the culture war as yet unassailed by the forces of wokeness. Soap operas have been a popular form of entertainment since radio days, and they still enthrall women by the millions. That’s because the women…

by | Feb 10, 2020

Last night at approximately 11:15 p.m. EST, Joaquin Phoenix was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor, eliciting thunderous applause — which he abruptly and rudely silenced to begin an oration that would include opinions on the insemination of cows and…

by | Jan 7, 2020

If you missed Ricky Gervais’ mind-blowing opening monologue at the Golden Globe Awards, then now might be a good time to fix that. If you’re conservative, or even if you’re just not a social justice warrior, chances are you’ll agree…

by | Jan 7, 2020

“I have not always been a virtuous man,” Joaquin Phoenix confessed during his Golden Globe acceptance speech for his starring role in the Joker movie. “I’m learning so much,” Phoenix continued, “so many of you in this room have given…

by | Nov 24, 2019

Saturday Okay, lots to say. Last night Tommy, my handsome son, our handsome son, appeared at our home after a grueling trip from Greenville, South Carolina, with his friend, Bri. I was in bed with my beautiful wifey watching my…

by | Nov 14, 2019

In his iconic first novel, The Time Machine, H. G. Wells sends his Victorian protagonist 800,805 years into the future to a parasitic civilization that contributes nothing to knowledge, art, or culture. He could have cut the journey short by…

by | Nov 12, 2019

Ben Stein received the John Von Kannon Service to the Cause Award at The American Spectator’s 52nd annual Robert L. Bartley Gala on November 7, 2019. “Ben has been writing for The American Spectator since well before I joined it,” American Spectator editorial director…

by | Nov 7, 2019

When I was growing up in Nebraska, Marvel characters were part of my adolescent mythology: I took an iconic photo of two of my best friends around 2 a.m. in Walmart, ironically-unironically decked out in Captain America shields and masks….

by | Oct 29, 2019

Friday Al Burton is dead. Al died Tuesday morning. His beautiful daughter, Jennifer, called me with the horrible news. Al was 91 and had been in failing health for some time, barely able to follow what was going on around…

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