Tom Wolfe’s Bad Blood

On May 14, 2018, the irreplaceable chronicler of postmodern and post-millennial American decadence, Tom Wolfe, slipped from this world into the next. One of the master craftsmen of “Gonzo journalism,” or what Wolfe himself would call in his 1973 collection of the same name, The New Journalism, Wolfe, like his more radical journalistic counterpart in

By | 2019-12-21T22:52:00-07:00 December 21st, 2019|Tags: |

Clint Eastwood Ahead of the Curve on the FBI

From Spaghetti Westerns to Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood has carved out an image as the righter of wrongs, settling scores and protecting the innocent. In Eastwood’s latest outing as a director, “Richard Jewell,” he’s protecting us from our protectors. Twenty years before Carter Page there was Richard Jewell. Jewell’s all-too-true story serves as a cautionary

By | 2019-12-17T22:42:56-07:00 December 17th, 2019|Tags: |

Time in a Bubble

With apologies to the late, great Jim Croce. If I could save Time from its bubble, The first change that I’d like to make— Is, rather than appease Trite left-wing pieties, Give some coverage to news that’s not fake . . .  If I could make somebody famous, And assert that his tale must be

By | 2019-12-11T21:16:36-07:00 December 11th, 2019|Tags: |

Martin Scorsese’s Cinematic Splendor

Martin Scorsese’s new feature film, now showing on Netflix, came highly anticipated by critics and audience alike. The anticipation shouldn’t come as a surprise because Scorsese is a director of high stature, who has been making films for over 50 years. The newest film, “The Irishman” has drawn some negative criticism, mainly from the critics.

By | 2019-12-07T19:06:54-07:00 December 7th, 2019|Tags: |

Baseball’s Owners Plot Baseball’s Demise

Relentless love of competition is a profoundly American trait, but you’d never know it from the way the Lords of Baseball run their game. From the Designated Hitter and Astroturf™ to the Wild Card and those 1980s-era Houston Astros uniforms that looked like construction signs, Major League Baseball’s owners have never been short on terrible

By | 2019-12-06T17:54:38-07:00 December 6th, 2019|Tags: |

‘The Irishman’ Stinks

Martin Scorsese's “The Irishman” is an Irishman without wit, charm, charisma, comedy, tragedy, or drink. He reeks not of whiskey, but of AirWick®. He induces the phantom smell of pine, so as to lessen the stench of piss. He looks like a man—an old man—who stinks, who bears the odor of infirmity and incontinence, who absorbs

By | 2019-12-06T16:10:20-07:00 December 6th, 2019|Tags: |

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