by | Sep 17, 2019

People take the game Monopoly™ seriously. How seriously? Back in 1991, in Pennsylvania, Michael J. Klucznik and Marc J. P. Cienkowski got together with some friends to drink a bit and play the game in Cienkowski’s basement rec room. The…

by | Aug 20, 2019

Some stories are retold over and over in new renditions. Romeo and Juliet, set in New York City with gangs, becomes West Side Story. The Tempest on an alien world with a robot for Caliban is Forbidden Planet (1956). It’s a Wonderful…

by | Aug 14, 2019

Rosanna Arquette is an actress best known for playing the lead in Desperately Seeking Susan, a 1985 film in which Madonna played Susan, a young woman enjoying a riotous bohemian life. Madonna has since “stayed in character,” earning a fortune…

by | Aug 6, 2019

A cadre of young socialists gathered in Georgia over the weekend for the annual national convention of the Democratic Socialists of America, a left-wing organization that boasts Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Rashida Tlaib among its members. Despite the speakers’…

by | Jul 3, 2019

An Ohio bakery was just awarded $44 million from Oberlin College as compensation for being defamed as racist by college administrators. The family-owned Gibson’s Bakery had been the focus of protests following the arrest of three black Oberlin students involved…

by | Jun 25, 2019

All my life, I’ve been an ardent Anglophile. I grew up consuming British literature, first, kid stuff like King Arthur, Robin Hood, and Treasure Island, later more adult but no less marvelous fare — Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Tolkien, Agatha…

by | May 16, 2019

A top Trump official made a comment that has rattled our politically correct elites and foreign-policy establishment. The Chinese, in turn, are trying to turn it into a handy propaganda tool. The controversy stems from an interview given on the…

by | May 15, 2019

Washington The Virtue Patrol is prowling around on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It hunts down racists, xenophobes, anti-feminists, homophobes, and almost every kind of bigot except for bigots within its own ranks. Those bigots are exempt. If the…

by | May 5, 2019

Social standards of our day are changing with great rapidity and are enforced with a zeal that would impress Senator Joe McCarthy. So, in the spirit of the modern, I thought it would be interesting to judge some of history’s…

by | Apr 25, 2019

I remember listening to Kate Smith with my parents. I think it was on the Ed Sullivan show. You could tell, even with our TV’s tinny speaker, that her fulsome voice could reach the far seats of the largest venue…

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